Atrial fibrillation is a cardiac disorder caused due to the irregular and rapid heart rate. The increased heart rate can affect the cardiac functions due to which its efficiency for pumping blood is reduced. This can reduce the blood supply to the vital organs thus increasing the risk of stroke and cardiac failure. Alternative Indian traditional science, Ayurveda may also offer atrial fibrillation natural treatment to regulate the heartbeats and control the heart rate.
During atrial fibrillation, the upper two chambers of the heart called the atria, beat in an irregular manner. As a result, there is a loss of coordination of the contractions in the two lower chambers of the heart called the ventricles.
Due to this, the amount of blood pumped out of the ventricles with each heartbeat is reduced. Abnormal heart rhythms natural treatment using herbs recommended by Ayurveda principles may help to relieve these symptoms by regularizing the contractions of the atria and ventricles in the coordinated ways. 
The symptoms of atrial fibrillation, also called A-Fib, include palpitations, increased sweating, shortness of breath and severe weakness.
The atrial fibrillation ayurvedic diet, which involves eating foods that promote the heart functions and avoiding high-fat foods that worsen the heart functions, is also important tool to address AF naturally. The healthy diet is highly recommended to obtain a long-term relief from the symptoms of this condition.
Some other symptoms of atrial fibrillation include a sensation of a racing, or uncomfortable, heartbeat with an annoying flip-flopping in the chest. Patients may also experience a reduced ability to exercise due to extreme fatigue and dizziness. They may also develop confusion, reduced mental alertness and chest pain due to the irregular heartbeats.
Atrial fibrillation may be occasional or persistent. When the symptoms of atrial fibrillation occur occasionally, the condition is referred to as paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Patients suffering from this form of A-Fib develop symptoms that come spontaneously, last for a few minutes to hours and later, resolve without any active treatment. Patients may use the natural remedies for AFib to avoid or minimise the recurring episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.
In the patients suffering from persistent atrial fibrillation, the heart continues to beat in an irregular manner and the symptoms continue to persist. In such cases, active medical intervention is needed to restore the normal heart rate and rhythm.
Causes of Atrial Fibrillation
The possible causes of atrial fibrillation include abnormalities and damage to the heart due to factors such as:
Use of natural remedies for heart arrhythmia is recommended for the patients who have a high risk of developing atrial fibrillation due to the presence of these risk factors. Ayurveda also recommends making healthy lifestyle changes such as reducing alcohol and caffeine consumption, which can help to prevent this disease.
Ayurvedic naturopath may advise you to combine the use of some herbs and spices with prevention strategies. Some of the prevention strategies for atrial fibrillation may include eating a heart-healthy diet, avoiding smoking, increasing the physical activities and limiting the consumption of caffeine and alcohol.
Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): Arjuna is considered the important natural heart tonic. It is one of the ayurvedic herbs that can have the potential to regularize the heart rate and rhythm naturally. It can help relieve palpitations, sweating and breathing difficulties caused due to atrial fibrillation. 
Ayurvedic research studies consider Arjuna Terminalia as a cardiotonic. According to Jain et al 2009, Miller 1998 the active organic constituents present in AT such as tannins, triterpenoid saponins, flavonoids, gallic acid, ellagic acid, oligomeric proanthocyanidins, and phytosterols, have been used for centuries in ayurvedic medicine as a cardiotonic for treatment of various cardiovascular disorders, including heart failure. According to Gauthaman et al the crude powder of arjuna bark showed attenuation of ischemia/reperfusion-induced myocardial injury by reducing oxidative stress.
Brahmi (Bacopa monnieri): Brahmi can be used to reduce the risk of panic attack, stroke and cardiac failure linked to atrial fibrillation. It can help support the normal heart functions and enhance the blood supply to the vital organs.
Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris): Patients can use Gokshura for arrhythmia treatment natural. This Indian herb may possesses restorative properties that can help to regulate the heartbeats and can prevent abnormal heart rhythms.
Ayurveda can offers heart flutter alternative treatment that is aimed at supporting the natural functions of the heart. This system of Indian medicine recommends the use of herbs, lifestyle, food, yoga and breathing exercises that can enhance the efficiency of the heart naturally so that the blood supply to all the organs is restored.
The ayurvedic treatments are also based on the concept of three doshas. The herbs prescribed are aimed at correcting the imbalance of the underlying dosha thus maintaining an optimum balance in the body.
Patients suffering from atrial fibrillation can seek natural treatment at the Ayurvedic clinic in Melbourne. Ayurvedic natural medicine in Australia available from Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic can help patients obtain relief from the symptoms of this condition. We always recommend to discuss any alternattive treatment with your medical professional.
Ayurvedic practitioners (with ayurveda doctor qualification from Inida) at this wellness centre can advice the use of natural herbs and a heart-healthy diet for different health issues. Ayurveda also recommends a detoxication therapy called Panchakarma that promotes the elimination of toxins from the body and protects the body against the harmful effect of these substances. The ayurvedic doctors at the Melbourne natural medicine clinic offer a holistic treatment for atrial fibrillation and help patients lead a healthy life.
If you wish to enquire more information on how ayurveda can offer support with Atrial fibrillation, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
Dr Gurnam Saini (Ayurvedic Doctor)
Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine from India
MD in Alternative Medicine from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Panchkarma Detox from India
Certificate in Ayurveda Pulse & Tongue diagnosis from India
Post Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing from Melbourne
Member of AAA (Australasian Association of Ayurveda)
Organising Secretary of AYUSH MELBOURNE CONFERENCE, 2018
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1.Jain et al, Miller, Gauthaman et al, ‘Terminalia arjuna Bark and inotropic therapy for heart failure’, Research Gate, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/256079101_Terminalia_arjuna_Bark_and_inotropic_therapy_for_heart_failure
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