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Anxiety and Heart Palpitations

Disease description:

Anxiety is a normal emotion. It’s your brain’s way of reacting to stress and potential threatening situation ahead.

It is part of life but if it gets out of control, it can become pathological and impair the quality of life. Most often fears occur in connection with heart disease, respiratory diseases or thyroid disorders.  Depression or another mental illness, disorders of the nervous system and the brain can be the cause for it. Anxiety can trigger various symptoms such as heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, trembling, nausea, vomiting and sweating.

Explanation according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine:

Chinese medicine refers to anxiety and palpitations as Heart Shen disturbance, because the Heart controls the Shen. Shen refers to the higher central nervous activities which include the spirit, consciousness and thinking. Imbalance of Yin and Yang and disturbance of Heart function may cause anxiety and palpitations.

Possible syndromes causing these problems:

Liver Qi Stagnation (stress-related)

A stressful lifestyle causes Liver Qi Stagnation, which disturbs Heart function and the Shen. Symptoms are stress linked and include: anxiety, palpitations, stressed out, irritated, dry mouth.

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Yin Deficiency and Heat (often seen in older people)

Yin Deficiency fails to nourish the Heart, Heat disturbs the Shen, causing tension, uneasiness, edginess, insomnia with night sweating and a dry mouth.

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Qi and Blood Deficiency (anaemia-related)

Deficiency of Heart Qi and Blood cause lack of nourishment of Heart Shen, causing tension, uneasiness, edginess, fatigue and lethargy, pale complexion.

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Heat Yin, Blood and Qi Deficiency (mental disorder related)

A mental disturbance caused by Deficiency shows the following symptoms: tendency to cry easily, anxiety, absentmindedness, melancholy, moodiness, sensitivity, abnormal speech or behaviour,  irritability, restlessness. Patients often suffering from mental disorders.

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Phlegm Disturbance (possibly withdrawal syndrome or after disease)

Phlegm obstructs the Heart and disturbs the Shen, causing anxiety and palpitations, restlessness, fullness in the chest and a poor appetite, head is not clear, brain fog, even illusion is possible.

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