Acupuncture for Tako-Tsubo Cardiomyopathy
Caring for Maryland and DC with Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

A CareFirst Blue Cross Preferred Provider

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Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy is a condition caused by sudden weakening of the heart muscle due to stress. It may be caused by a high level of emotional stress, such as experiencing grief over a recent loss, or severe anxiety about relationships or finances. It may also be caused by physical stress resulting from another health condition such as asthma or a viral illness.

Patients with Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy must have regular appointments with a cardiologist. Because every case is different, it may be a good idea to ask your cardiologist any questions you have regarding your treatment.

Our clinic provides compassionate and effective treatment within the field of acupuncture. We have helped many people with heart conditions that involve the potential for heart failure. For most patients who are not in the hospital or on bed rest, it is easy to use our services alongside the treatments provided by a cardiologist.

In many ways, Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy appears similar to a heart attack, or myocardial infarction. Patients usually present to the hospital with chest pain and difficulty breathing. However, the source of the problem is not believed to be in the heart itself. The underlying cause of the condition is believed to be a problem in the body's response to stress.

Acupuncture research at Harvard Medical School and many other institutions around the world have determined that acupuncture has profound effects on the body's physiology. These include a wide range of molecular and cellular effects on the immune system, nervous system, endocrine system, and growth-regulatory systems.

Essentially, acupuncture helps the body to increase its natural healing response. It helps the body to have an easier time managing stress. During acupuncture treatment for Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy, between 2 and 8 hair-thin needles will be placed on very specific points on the abdomen, arms, or legs. If you are considering acupuncture treatment for this condition, you must see an acupuncturist with a high level of knowledge and skill, with many years of experience.

As an acupuncturist and holistic health practitioner, Dr. Windsor uses the latest research and technology to find solutions for patients with Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy. During treatment for Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy, it may be necessary to address another underlying reason for the occurrence of symptoms. We will create an integrated treatment strategy for your unique concerns and conditions. We welcome the opportunity to partner with you, and with your cardiologist and other medical providers, in order to help you maximize the recovery of heart function.

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We offer a range of natural health services and can provide these in a way that is fully integrated, designed, and fine-tuned for you to receive the maximum benefit. We can provide treatment for multiple health concerns at each appointment. If you wish to speak to the doctor prior to scheduling an appointment, please contact us for a free 5-minute phone consultation.

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Maryland Holistics LLC is the private practice of Eric Windsor, D.Ac., L.Ac.  Maryland Holistics is a preferred provider in the Blue Cross, CareFirst, and United Healthcare networks. It is our pleasure to serve you.

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3525 Ellicott Mills Dr., Suite E

Ellicott City, MD 21043