Whole Person Self-Healing: A Science and Art

Self Healing in Chronic Heart Disease: A Clinical Study Using Heart Medication

Author(s): Phillip Shinnick and Laurence Porter

Pp: 156-174 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9781681082592117010011

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In Chronic Heart Disease, exertion, overstrain or cold wind and temperature can create symptoms of tiredness, fluid in the lung, coldness symptoms, sputum production, cough, rapid breathing, nausea and abdominal spasm, no appetite, mental disturbances, insomnia and restless sleep, and fear. These were our questions: What techniques of meditation, Qigong and acupuncture can alleviate the symptoms of Chronic Heart Disease? Which complementary treatments and techniques can help alleviate heart medication side effects such as a drop in blood pressure? How effective is Traditional Chinese Medicine acupuncture techniques for symptoms of Chronic Heart Disease? What new techniques can be learned from this study in acupuncture, meditation and Qigong for particular symptoms? From these question came the desire to test and measure these states of Chronic Heart Disease in an acute state (with traditional heart medication) using meditation, acupuncture and Qigong. These transcendent states could help theoretically in the terminal phases of life i.e., escaping from conditioned thinking associated with fear. We wanted to test this general understanding with a particular case.

Keywords: Acupuncture, Albumin, Blood lactate, Breath count, Chronic heart disease, Diaphragm, Digitalis, Disturbed sleep, Dyspnea, Fluid retention, Kidney deficiency, Lasix, Meditation, Moxibustion, Oxygen consumption, Phlegm, Qigong, Synchronization, Vasotec, Zazen.

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