Clinical Case Studies

Palpitations

By Soon Lee, DAOM, LAc
Soon Min Lee, The Academy of Acupuncture certified Premier Level practitioner Tustin CA

Patient Presentation

60 year old male complains of heart palpitations and tachycardia. He experiences palpitations about 10 times per day. Though he was recently diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, he has not yet started taking any western medications for it. He wears a heart monitor that is linked to an app on his phone; the monitor records indicate a higher incidence of atrial fibrillation while he is asleep. On average, he wakes up to urinate 5 to 6 times each night. He tends to wake up to urinate more frequently on the nights with higher incidences of atrial fibrillation.

Current Symptoms

Palpitations

Acupuncture 1, 2, 3

A1

Left Foot Shaoyin Kidney Meridian, Left Foot Yangming Stomach Meridian.

A2

Dr. Tan’s 4 Magical Meridians for the Middle Front.

A3

Right: LI6, KD1 with two needles  Left: PC5, PC6, ST36 with deep insertion.

The Academy of Acupuncture Soon Lee LAc heart palpitations points
The Academy of Acupuncture Soon Lee LAc heart palpitations points locations

Initial Results

Instant relief and reduction of heart palpitations after the first treatment.

Treatment Course

Twelve treatments: twice a week for 4 weeks, followed by once a week for 4 weeks.

Follow-up Results

He now experiences palpitations once or twice per day, and some days not at all.

He only wakes up 1 or 2 times each night to urinate.

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