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UserID: extremyuk Type: CurePVCs Joined: May 23 2013
Thread Started: May 23 2013 Last Post: Dec 02 2013 Last Post By: Andrine de la Rocha
Origin: General Topics Total Posts: 4

CHINESE MEDICINE

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Posted May 23 2013#1 of 4
extremyukUser Since: May 2013Posts: 2Anyone tried this?

http://bluepoppy.com/cfwebstore/index.cfm/feature/1168/premature-ventricular-contractions-pvcs.cfm
Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs)
abstracted & translated by
Bob Flaws, L.Ac., FNAAOM (USA), FRCHM (UK)
Keywords: Chinese medicine, Chines eherbal medicine, cardiology, premature ventricular contractions (PVCs)
On page 54 of issue #1, 2006 of Shi Yong Zhong Yi Nei Ke Za Zhi (Journal of Practical Chinese Medicine Internal Medicine), He Yan et al. published an article titled, "An Analysis of 151 Patients with Premature Ventircular Contractions Treated with Jia Wei Zhi Gan Cao Tang (Added Flavors Mix-fried Licorice Decoction)." A summary of this article is presented below.
Cohort description:
Altogether, there were 303 patients in this two-wing comparison study who were seen either as out- or in-patients. These 303 patients were randomly divided into two groups, a treatment group of 151 and a comparison group of 152. In the treatment group, there were 60 males and 91 females 12-67 years of age, with an average age of 52. Fifty of these cases had coronary heart disease and 101 had myocarditis. In the comparison group, there were 67 males and 89 females 15-65 years of age, with an average age of 50. Fifty-three of these had coronary heart disease and 99 had myocarditis. Therefore, both groups were judged statistically comparable in terms of sex, age, and disease condition for the purposes of this study.
Treatment method:
All members of the treatment group were adminstered the following basic Chinese medicinal formula:
mix-fried Gan Cao (Radix Glycyrrhizae), 15g
Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsitis), 15g
E Jiao (Gelatinum Corii Asini), 10g
Sheng Di (uncooked Radix Rehmanniae), 15g
Mai Men Dong (Tuber Ophiopogonis), 20g
Huo Ma Ren (Semen Cannabis), 15g
Gui Zhi (Ramulus Cinnamomi), 15g
Huang Qi (Radix Astragali), 50g
Huang Lian (Rhizoma Coptidis), 15g
stir-fried Suan Zao Ren (Semen Zizyphi Spinosae), 20g
One packet of these medicinals was decocted two times in water and administered per day.
All members of the comaprison group were administered nine grams of Wen Xin Ke Li (Steady the Heart Pillules) three times per day, with four weeks equaling one course of treatment form both groups.
Study outcomes:
Marked effect was defined as disappearance of PVCs after taking the medication. Some effect was defined as a 50% reduction in the numbers of PVCs after taking the medication. No effect meant that there was no change in PVCs from before to after treatment. The following table shows the outcomes based on these criteria.
Group
Marked effect
Some effect
No effect
Total effectiveness
Treatment
46
94
11
92.71%
Comparison
30
100
22
85.53%
Based on these outcomes, the patients receiving the modified Zhi Gan Cao Tang in decoction got the better result. In addition, there were no adverse reactions in the treatment group. Further, of those who got a marked effect in the treatment group, none experienced any recurrence on follow-up two months after stopping taking the Chinese medicinals.
Discussion:
According to the Chinese authors of this study, PVCs correspond to heart palpitations in Chinese medicine. Most patients with PVCs suffer from qi vacuity and blood scantiness with blood not nourishing the heart. Ever since the Shan Han Lun (Treatise on Damage [Due to] Cold), Zhi Gan Cao Tang has been a dependably effective formula for treating heart palpitations and an intermittent pulse due to these disease mechanisms. On top of this base, the authors have added Huang Qi, Huang Lian, and Suan Zao Ren to strengthen this formula's anti-arrhytmia function. Modern pharmacological research has shown that Huang Lian, mix-fried Gan Cao, andMai Men Dong have definite anti-arrthmia effects. Huang Qi and Mai Men Dong nourish the heart muscles, increase coronary artery blood flow, and improve myocardial function. According to Chinese medical theory, mix-fired Gan Cao, sweet and warm, boosts the qi, relaxes urgency, supplements the center, and nourishes the heart. Stir-fried Suan Zao Ren settles, stills, and quiets the spirit. Sheng Di enriches yin and supplements the blood. Thus this combination as a whoile, boosts the qi and nourishes the blood, enriches yin and restores the pulse.
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Posted Dec 01 2013#2 of 4
Andrine de la RochaUser Since: Dec 2013Posts: 2Hi - I'm new to this forum; searching for info about treatment for PVCs. I'm trying acupuncture and chinese medicine to treat them. My acupuncturist gave me a Chinese herbal formula which sounds like the one you describe (I don't have it in front of me to list all the ingredients but I know that it's to treat stagnation of the blood and weak "spleen" which in Chinese medicine is about the transportation of nutrients to other organs). I haven't had any major relief yet, but I'll let you know if that changes. I was better after her treatment last Friday, the palps slowed and were less strong, but they came back stronger again Sat and Sun. I see her again on Tues. I'm glad to see there is some study on this treatment.
Posted Dec 02 2013#3 of 4
extremyukUser Since: May 2013Posts: 2Thanks for the info. Iv'e tried stuff for inflammation, DMSA+Supplements for detox (this worked for about a month). But, ironically, the best 'cure' seems to have been an Utah scorpion sting - no PVCs following the sting for 6 months. Wen Xin Ke Li contains scorpion.
Going thru a list of possibilities with an ND, after that I'll try Chinese Med and after that the medical industrial complex.
Luck,
Ed

Posted Dec 02 2013#4 of 4
Andrine de la RochaUser Since: Dec 2013Posts: 2Hi Ed, As enthusiastic as I am about having the PVCs stop, I'm not yet ready to subject myself to a scorpion sting (I'm assuming yours was not intentional), but I'm glad it worked for you, and it's interesting that the Wen Xin Ke Li has scorpion...

I have acupuncture tomorrow, and I forwarded the data you posted above to my acupuncturist to see whether it's useful infor for her. Thanks.

Best wishes,

Andrine

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