Homeopathic Remedies for Heart Palpitations (Fluttering)

Does your heart unexpectedly start to race, flutter, or feel like it keeps skipping beats?

Case Scenario:

A client recently called telling me that she has been feeling her heart fluttering. She wanted to know if a homeopathic remedy could help her. I responded Yes; homeopathy can address your heart fluttering. First, before I could select a homeopathic remedy; I needed to ask her some questions to help determine which homeopathic remedy was best suited to her overall condition. Our conversation went like this:

Virangini Cindy: When are you more apt to feel your heart fluttering?

Client: It usually happens when I am sitting down reading, watching TV or eating.

Virangini Cindy: When did the fluttering start?

Client: About 6-8 months ago I would feel the fluttering every once in a while. Now I can feel it just about daily.

Virangini Cindy: What has been going on in your life the past 8-12 months?

Client: Well, my son and his wife have been having marital problems the past 12-14 months. I love them both dearly.  My daughter-in-law is like a daughter to me. It just hurts my heart to see what my son is doing to try and keep the marriage together. Every time the phone rings, I jump and wonder if it is my son calling with bad news. They have 2 young children. I just don’t know what is going to happen with them. And all I do is keep thinking about what is going to happen to my son and daughter-in-law’s relationship.

Virangini Cindy: I explained to my client that her continuously thinking and stressing about her son and daughter-in-law’s marriage is causing her to have the heart fluttering; her heart is aching. I recommended that she take the homeopathic remedy Natrum Muriaticum 6c daily to help her stop dwelling on what is going on.  Also, I recommended that she take a dose of the homeopathic remedies Aconite 30c and Gelsemium 200c when she feels anxiety whenever the phone rings and she thinks it’s her son calling with bad news.

I like to use Aconite 30c and Gelsemium 200c together when one feels anxious about what is going to happen. I feel the more anxious one feels (Gelsemium) the more frighten (Aconite) they feel too; it’s a vicious cycle.

What are Heart Palpitations / Fluttering?

When you feel your heart fluttering, throbbing, flip-flopping, pounding or the heart skips a beat this is what’s called heart palpitations or fluttering. The quick heartbeats that suddenly become more noticeable can occur when you’re active or at rest, and they often last for just a few seconds or minutes. You may also feel these sensations in your throat or neck.

Palpitations Can Be Triggered By:

  • Stress, anxiety or panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Strenuous exercise
  • Caffeine, nicotine, chocolate, alcohol
  • Anemia
  • Dehydration
  • Low blood sugar
  • Hormone changes associated with menstruation, pregnancy or menopause
  • Too much or too little thyroid hormone
  • Drugs (Medicinal and Recreational) – Cocaine, amphetamines, cold and cough medications that contain pseudoephedrine, some antibiotics and asthma medications

Homeopathic Remedies for Heart Palpitations (Fluttering)

Common homeopathic remedies that I have recommended to my clients over the years for heart palpitations/fluttering

  • Aconite – Anxiety, fear, fright
  • Gelsemium – Anxiety and wondering what will happen next
  • Calcarea Carbonicum – Anxiety, ascending stairs or incline
  • Argentum Nitricum – Anxiety and predicts what will happen (taking test and predicts will fail it)
  • Coffea Crude– After excitement, joy, body revved up, from coffee
  • Phosphorus – After excitement, joy
  • Lachesis – Menopause
  • Lilium Tigrinum – Pregnancy
  • Natrum Muriaticum – Grief, disappointed love, depression
  • Ignatia Amara – Disappointed love
  • Phosphoric Acidum – Grief, depression
  • Agaricus Muscarius – After tobacco

Magnesium and Potassium Help Your Heart

If your body doesn’t have enough magnesium and potassium, it can cause irregular heartbeats, muscle weakness, and irritability.

I also recommend that my clients take the Cell Salt (Tissue Salt) Mag Phos 6x tablets to help increase magnesium levels in the body and support the heart.

Foods that Can Increase Potassium Levels:

  • Beet greens,
  • Yams,
  • White beans,
  • White potatoes,
  • Sweet potatoes,
  • Avocado,
  • Pinto beans,
  • Bananas

Don’t Panic, But Don’t Ignore the Signs, Either

If you are otherwise healthy and only experience heart palpitation or fluttering from time to time, you have no reason to panic. While the heart palpitations can be worrisome, they’re usually harmless. A homeopathic remedy can be taken to address the reason why you are experiencing heart palpitations (fluttering). The physical symptoms can be brought on by emotional factors, hormonal changes and/or nutrition weaknesses.  While we can’t control what happens in life, we can act to strengthen ourselves by noticing early symptoms and addressing them before they become more significant physical health concerns.

In rare cases, heart palpitations can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) that might require treatment. If the problem persists have your symptoms checked by a doctor. Homeopathy can then be used after an accurate diagnosis based on test results. Homeopathy can be used with allopathic treatments when necessary.

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About the Author: Virangini Cindy

Virangini Cindy Rounsaville, C. Hom., is a homeopathic health consultant and educator who has been involved with homeopathy since the early 1980's. She has studied the field extensively with internationally known homeopath and author Dr. Robin Murphy, N.D., among others. She began teaching and consulting in 1983 and, along with her late father Louis Dion, C. Hom. began a homeopathic study group in Hunterdon County, NJ to help people learn and use homeopathy in their daily lives. Virangini Cindy works closely with medical doctors, chiropractors, and other homeopathic and holistic practitioners. She has incorporated Rasavidya Medical Astrology (different than regular astrology) into her practice as well. Having practiced QiGong since the 1980's, she uses medical QiGong poses alongside the medical astrology to help individuals with life issues and chakra balancing.