The terrible pain that accompanies an attack is a tell tell sign that your heart isn`t getting enough oxygen-rich blood. Many think it is a heart attack. This is a serious condition and you should talk to your health care practitioner as soon as possible about it. Use the natural remedies offered here only with your doctors approval.
In America alone over 3 million people suffer the horror of this kind of attack. Millions more around the world. Ask you doctor or health care practitioner if following these remedies are right for you.
Angina is not something to shake your finger at!
80% of those who suffer angina are deficient in CoQ10, a component found in every cell of the body. Like vitamin E it is difficult to eat enough of the foods high in this nutrient so it is often suggested to supplement. Some studies have shown that those who supplement 100 milligrams three times a day reduce symptoms and number of attacks in half.
Eating more green leafy vegetables and less red meats, and less processed and sugar laden foods have shown to successfully decrease symptoms of this condition. These foods are good sources of magnesium which helps relax heart muscles and relieve tension.
Try cantaloupe juice. It contains a natural component that is used in a commercially prepared synthetic drug to reduce angina attacks. Drink three 6 oz glass`s a day to help relieve symptoms.
If you feel an attack coming on and you have no medication and cannot get to the doctor or emergency room right away try some acupressure. Take your left hand with palm facing up. With your first three fingers on your right hand measure from the first crease of the wrist where it bends and the palm, back toward your elbow. About 2 inches for your palm take the thumb of the right hand and press very hard with the finger nail into the middle of your wrist until pain decreases. Then seek immediate medical attention.
A great way to help this condition is by increasing the oxygen in the body and blood. As a one of your home remedies practice daily deep breathing.
L-carnitine helps the heart muscle use oxygen more efficiently. Take 800 milligrams 3 times a day.
To reduce the conditions that cause angina... if you smoke consider quitting. My husband smoked three packs a day for 20 years. He knows how difficult it is to quit, but he hasn`t smoked now for 10 years. You can do it. Please try.
Take time in the evening to practice meditation or relax with some soft music or even a bath with lavender essential oil.
Stress can often be brought on when we don`t get enough sleep. Studies suggest that most people need from 6 - 9 hours of sleep every night. If you get less even one night it may be days before your body is right again.
The bark of the Arjuna tree has been used for over 3000 years for heart conditions and now studies confirm it`s usefulness for this angina and other heart conditions. This is a potent herb and should be used under the instructions of a professional. A strong tea using this bark is often used by herbalist for poor circulation of oxygen rich blood to the heart.
A vitamin and mineral regimen might be useful. Some have recommended 3000 milligrams of vitamin C, 1500 milligrams of lysine and 500 milligrams of elemental magnesium. These are medical grade doses and should only be taken under a doctors or health care professional`s supervision.
Illness is an imbalance of body, mind and spirit. To regain balance eat more fruits, vegetables, fish and sea vegetation. Meditate, do daily deep breathing and actively practice a spiritual faith of your choosing.