According to CNN news, since the outbreak of COVID-19, a condition called “broken heart syndrome” significantly increases.
Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations and extreme emotions. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery.
Broken heart syndrome symptoms can mimic a heart attack. Common symptoms include:
Shortness of breath
I want to introduce a self-care method for this condition.
If they are caused by stressful situations due to COVID-19, the following self-care can treat the condition, which is introduced by Mr. Niki, an acupuncturist in Japan.
1. Find a tender point on the bone in the center of the chest at the level of your nipples, which is an acupuncture point CV-17 (Fig. 1).
2. Touch the tender point with the edge of a penny gently (Don’t press it hard into the skin) (Fig. 2).
3. Hold the penny for 5 seconds.
After doing this, instantly you could feel that your chest opens or you feel relaxed, and you could breathe deeply.
Whenever you feel stressed or can’t breathe deeply, please try this method.
What you need is just a penny!
CNN news article for reference
Tele-Acupuncture is a kind of Telemidicine that is scientific long distance treatment using visual information and the theory of Acupuncture medicine.
A man in his 80s called me and said that his blood pressure elevated to 214 on his right arm and 180 on his left arm, and felt not good.
He was anxious because he had heart problems as preexisting condition. I Skyped to him and scanned his body having him sit facing me. Most stagnations were located in his chest and above. Starting from the center line of his body from the head to the lower abdomen, I unblocked the stagnation from the front of his body.
The left side of his chest had layers that some parts need energy and other parts need to unblock the energy as shown in the following Fig. I treated his left chest layer by layer.
After the session, he told me that he felt much calmer and his chest became loosened.
When he had the second session 3 days later, he reported me about the change of his blood pressure after the first session:
Before the session: 214
Right after the session: 154
The day on the second session: 152
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