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postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome – POTS

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    Acupuncture For Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Gold Coast

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    When choosing an acupuncturist, finding someone experienced in treating POTS is important. You should also feel comfortable with the acupuncturist and their approach to treatment.

    Our experienced practitioners are dedicated to helping you improve your quality of life, and support you on your journey towards better health. Along with acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, we are undertaking research with doctors and specialists over Australia.

    Understanding Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

    POTS stands for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. It is a condition that causes an abnormally fast heart rate when standing up. It can lead to dizziness, lightheadedness, fatigue, nausea, and fainting.

    POTS may occur after a sickness with a viral/bacterial infection, a brain injury or a spinal injury. It may exist in other chronic conditions involving autoimmune, diabetes, Ehlers-Danlos, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Fibromyalgia (FMS) and many more.

    The Role of Acupuncture in POTS Treatment

    The exact cause of POTS is unknown; it’s thought to be caused by a problem with the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and sweating. Acupuncture can help regulate the autonomic nervous system by controlling the fight-and-fight response.

    Another theory is that acupuncture helps to improve the body’s response to stress. People with POTS often have a heightened stress response, which can contribute to their symptoms. Acupuncture may help to calm the nervous system and reduce the body’s stress response.

    POTS can be irregularities of blood pressure throughout the body. Acupuncture improves the body’s ability to pump blood back up to the heart, which can help to prevent this drop in blood pressure.

    Symptoms Of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

    • Dizziness
    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Fainting
    • Tachycardia
    • Shortness of Breath
    • Anxiety or stress
    • Pain

    Causes Of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

    • Autonomic nervous system dysfunction
    • Irregular response to stress
    • Blood pressure
    • Brain injury
    • Spinal injury
    • Compression of veins or arteries – such as TOS, MALS, Nutcracker
    • Chronic viral conditions – Long-Covid, Glandular Fever, Ross River Fever etc

    A 2018 study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that acupuncture effectively reduced the symptoms of POTS, including dizziness, fatigue, and lightheadedness. The study also found that participants well-tolerated acupuncture and had no serious side effects.

    Another study published in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine in 2019 found that acupuncture effectively improved heart rate variability in people with POTS. Heart rate variability measures how well the heart’s rhythm changes in response to different activities. Enhanced heart rate variability is associated with better overall health.

    POTS requires specific treatment protocols that must be tailored to the individual to achieve results. Your health is your most important asset so choose an acupuncturist experienced in treating POTS, make sure you feel confident in their ability and comfortable with their approach to treatment.

    Your Personalised POTS Acupuncture Plan

    Here at Haynes Acupuncture Gold Coast, we firmly believe in personalised care. Our practitioners are dedicated to collaborating closely with you to construct a unique acupuncture treatment plan. We plan to address your specific symptoms and concerns related to POTS. Each acupuncture session is geared towards restoring balance and promoting a sense of well-being, aiming to alleviate the daily challenges posed by POTS.

    Our Commitment to Your Wellbeing

    We know how tough it can be to live with POTS. Our team is here to support you and give you effective acupuncture treatments. We aim to help you regain control of your life and feel better.

    Take the First Step Towards Relief

    If you’re interested in how acupuncture could help you with POTS, talk to us at Haynes Acupuncture Gold Coast. You can set up a time to chat with our experienced acupuncturists and start working towards a better and more active life. Don’t let POTS stop you – find out how acupuncture can make a difference for you.

    Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome Treatment Gold Coast

    Treatments to help you feel better while you get better

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    Assess & Diagnose

    We start with a detailed consultation including medical history, possible causes, lifestyle factors and current symptoms. Chinese Medicine diagnosis is done through the pulse and abdominal palpation.

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    Treat & Assist

    Acupuncture is mainly used in the early stages of treatment, with dietary and lifestyle modifications. Along the way we may use Chinese Herbal medicine and moxibustion to help with the treatment.

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    Plan & Evolve

    A treatment plan is put in place over a set period of time depending on the severity of the condition. We regularly evaluate the patient’s response to treatment and adjust the approach accordingly.

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    Support & Results

    Your acupuncturists will help with symptom management such as dizziness and fatigue, along with stress reduction, and we work alongside your treating physician to get the best results for you.

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    FAQs About POTS – Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

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    What is POTS?2023-08-01T11:20:16+10:00

    Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a form of dysautonomia, a condition that affects the autonomic nervous system. POTS is characterised by an abnormal increase in heart rate upon standing, often accompanied by symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, fatigue, and brain fog.

    What causes POTS?2023-08-01T11:23:22+10:00

    The exact cause of POTS is not always clear, but it can be associated with various factors, including viral infections, hormonal imbalances, blood volume issues, and genetic predisposition. In some cases, POTS may develop following an illness, injury or traumatic experience.

    What are the common symptoms of POTS?2023-08-01T11:23:18+10:00
    • Heart palpitations or a rapid increase in heart rate (tachycardia) when standing up
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness
    • Fainting or near-fainting episodes (syncope or pre-syncope)
    • Fatigue or exercise intolerance
    • Brain fog or difficulty concentrating
    • Headache
    • Nausea
    • Cold hands and feet
    • Blurred vision
    • Shortness of breath
    How is POTS diagnosed?2023-08-01T11:23:36+10:00

    Diagnosing POTS typically involves a thorough medical history review, physical examination, and several tests. A tilt-table test, in which the patient is placed on a table that is tilted to provoke symptoms while heart rate and blood pressure are monitored, is often used for diagnosis. Other tests may include blood tests, a standing test, and autonomic function tests.

    Is POTS a common condition?2023-08-01T11:24:08+10:00

    POTS is more common in young women, especially those between the ages of 15 and 50. We have seen an increase in the number of POTS in people with Long-Covid

    Can POTS improve over time?2023-08-01T11:24:53+10:00

    The course of POTS varies from person to person. Some individuals may experience improvements in symptoms over time, while others may have a chronic condition that requires ongoing management.

    Is POTS a lifelong condition?2023-08-01T11:25:25+10:00

    For some individuals, POTS may be a lifelong condition, while for others, symptoms may improve or resolve with appropriate management and treatment.

    Can POTS be cured?2023-08-01T11:27:03+10:00

    Symptoms can often be managed and improved through lifestyle changes, medications, and various therapies.

    POTS Acupuncture Appointments

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