A blog by Thomas Boto, co-founder of Natural Rhythm
When I first started having heart skips I spent an embarrassing amount of time scouring the internet looking for the illusive cure for heart palpitations. If you are reading this right now I suspect you are doing, or have done, the same thing. This blog series is an effort to put an end to the hours of mindless research for cures. My hope is that it will help you quickly find what works best to manage your palpitations so you can get back to a normal life.
So in order to consolidate things, I have tried to put together a running list of possible “cures” for heart palpitations that I have found in my research across the internet. For each palpitation remedy I have written or will write a post with more details so you can comment on whether that specific cure worked for you or not.
I’m not saying that these work for everyone (or that you should try any or all of them), I am just saying that someone, somewhere on the internet has claimed that it worked for them (I will do my best to provide links to where I found it so you can dig deeper if you would like). There are many different types of heart palpitations and many different causes, so what works for someone else may not work for you. Also, many of these cures were likely the result of multiple factors and not just one single thing. And as always, please don’t try any of these without first consulting your primary care physician and/or your cardiologist.
My goal is to try and find the BEST cures for palpitations (as determined by actual people). The only way to do that is with your help. So please be sure to let us know what has worked best for you and what hasn’t worked!
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So without further ado, here is the list I have put together so far. Please let me know if I left anything off!
Possible Heart Palpitation Cures
(Click on the specific cure for more detail)
- Sleep | Can More Sleep Cure Your Heart Palpitations?
- Exercise | 7 Exercises That Help Stop Heart Palpitations
- Hydration | Can Dehydration Cause Heart Palpitations?
- Breathing Exercises | 4 Breathing Exercises I Use
- Meditation | How I Use Meditation To Relieve My Heart Palpitations
- Yoga | 3 Reasons I Do Yoga for Heart Palpitations
- Chiropractor | Can a Chiropractor Help Reduce Heart Palpitations?
- Cold Showers
- Blow up a balloon
- Breath into a bag
- Eat in Moderation
- Essential Oils
- Valvasa Maneuver
- Cold Water
- Magnesium | My Favorite Supplement for Heart Palpitations
- Electrolytes | Could An Electrolyte Imbalance Be Causing Your Heart Palpitations?
- Holy Basil
- Berberine HCL
- Fish Oil
- Vitamine E
- Aloe Vera Gel
- French Green Clay
- Valerian Root
- Black Haw Root Bark
- Cayenne Pepper
- Lavender Oil
- Bitter Orange Oil
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Lemon Juice
- Oil Pulling
- Chamomile Tea
- Peppermint Tea
- Lemon Balm Tea
- Grape Juice
- Cayenne Pepper
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Alkaline Diet
- Paleo Diet
- Dash Diet
Food to AVOID
- Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
- Aspartame (nutrisweet)
- Milk Products
- Sodium Nitrates
- Peanut Butter
- Ma huang/Ephedra
- Beta Blockers
Medicines That Could CAUSE Heart Palpitations
Did I leave anything off? Do you have any cures that worked for your or for someone you know?