Managing Stress: How to Treat Heart Problems

Managing Stress: How to Treat Heart Problems

Stress is a natural part of life and it can’t always be avoided. It comes from our perception and also emotional reactions to an event or thought. Feeling stress includes anxiety, irritability, frustration, or hopelessness.

Often stress is triggered by your mindset such as sensations of agitation, concern, anxiousness, anger, judgments, resentment, self-doubt and insecurity. These emotions are understood to drain psychological power while engaging in everyday life.

Emotions trigger the nervous system and stress hormones are activated causing harmful effects on the human brain and body.
Stress actually leads to a chaotic pattern in the heart’s rhythm causing your nerve system to run out sync. When this takes place, a cascade of over 1,400 biochemical adjustments are instated that have a wide range of effects on the body’s systems.

Integrative Medicine Treatments for Heart Problems Related to Stress

The source of stress is emotional, but most stress management focuses on quieting the mind or trying to relax. But they don’t address the root cause of the problem, which is recurring emotional patterns, that sustain stress production and cause disorders with the heart.
Emotion regulation (or self-regulation) strategies are a direct and effective method to override and transform underlying patterns of undesirable psychological, behaviorial and physiological stress responses.

HeartMath, a scientifically-validated system of techniques, programs and technologies addressing the core of stress response, has become a leader in treating heart problems related to stress. HeartMath is helping change how they respond to stress by giving them tools to create new habits that replace their old familiar stress feedback patterns, which leads to stress resistance and a higher tolerance for stressful situations.
HeartMath strategies focuses on creating new, recurring positive emotional response and enhances your heart rhythm patterns in a more natural pattern that also improves communication between the brain, heart, and nervous system.

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At the Holistic Healing Heart Center, Doctor Cynthia and her team of holistic primary care physicians provide one-stop shopping for all your health care needs. They provide primary care services and progressive heart disease treatment as well as integrative lifestyle programs to help you stay healthy and age gracefully.Often described as one of the best Los Angeles heart specialists, Dr. Cynthia is a holistic cardiologist and functional medicine doctor who will listen to you; ask questions about your lifestyle, environmental exposures, and genetic influences that may impact your health; and then provide thoughtful treatment recommendations, as described below.

  • Preventive treatments including traditional, alternative, and naturopathic (acupuncture, homeopathy) remedies for medical conditions and heart disease.
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As an experienced and trusted holistic primary care physician, functional medicine doctor and naturopathic cardiologist, Dr. Cynthia has been providing whole person health care to the residents of Burbank, Valencia, greater Los Angeles, and Southern California communities for more than 20 years.

In 2019, she is pleased to be joined by Dr. Barbara Rush, a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Acupuncturist, who specializes in Chelation & iv nutritional therapy, Anti-Aging, Environmental Medicine, Fertility and Natural Hormone Balance, all using the original Functional Medicine approach. Since 2005, DR. Rush has been in clinical practice, helping people with holistic and alternative medicine. Dr. Rush combines eclectic healing arts, steeped in ancient wisdom with the best evidence-based science to achieve balanced health for her patients. She takes the time to listen to patients, treating every person as individual so they receive a customized treatment plan that works best for them. Dr. Rush has joined the Holistic Healing Heart Center and is providing the best naturopathic medicine near me.

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