Acupuncture and Lifestyle Modification for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: A Case Report
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Dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system can involve a variety of symptoms, including gastrointestinal, neurological, psycho-emotional and musculoskeletal irregularities. When irregular heartbeat that is worse upon standing from a sitting or lying position accompanies such symptoms, the possibility of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) should be considered. This case study demonstrates the use of acupuncture and lifestyle changes to successfully manage POTS, including dietary changes based on Chinese medicine principles, and supplementation with vitamins.
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