Do you ever feel like your heart has skipped a beat or is pounding, racing, or doing flip-flops? Most of the time these sensations, called heart palpitations, are harmless and merely bothersome, but sometimes they can signal a serious, possibly life-threatening arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). Palpitations are a common symptom in all age groups, more commonly in women than men. Some of the palpitations are not related to abnormal heart rhythms per se, and modern Medicine is at a loss as to how they occur. Women are often told that their palpitations are “just due to anxiety.” But even though they can be triggered by anxiety, it is important to understand that anxiety is caused by several internal factors, i.e. bacteria producing valerate in the intestines and/or an imbalance in the neurotransmitters of the NEI Supersystem.
I get asked over and over, “Who do you follow?” My answer is I don’t follow any of the current popular authorities of Functional Medicine. I study on my own for several reasons. I’ve been misled, destroying my own health by blindly following authority figures. My Mentor is in my opinion, the original Functional Doctor, Dr. M.B. DeJarnette.
“Why am I not being taught this now, One Hundred and Ten years after this was published?”
He was identifying and describing the function of anatomy, physiology and neurology, twenty to fifty years prior to being identified by modern Medicine. It was in studying his work that I came across this description of heart palpitations in women published in 1907.
At first I was incredulous with this information. Is this information true and accurate? The medical research journals are publishing articles validating this information in 2016. I’m pretty certain it is true and accurate.
Why am I not being taught this now, One hundred and Ten years after this was published? When you ask why I don’t follow any of the current authority figures. This is your answer. The authority figures in modern and functional medicine don’t recognize this information. If fact, they totally dismiss it. Why? They are being misled by their philosophy-driven authority figures.
+ Heart Palpitations in Women
“During the thirty years of fertility and child bearing of a woman, the abdominal brain emits its physiological orders to the pelvic brain near the uterus and ovaries, to perform the monthly rhythm of menstruation.
Thirty years of rhythm in any organ will surely form a habit, which will require force to break. When menopause arrives, which occurs suddenly, the old familiar paths of the abdominal brain, along which the menstrual orders for thirty years had been sent, are suddenly cut off. This sudden cutting off of old channels, by which nerve signals were formerly emitted, is bound to make the nerve signals accumulate in the central organs or abdominal brain. Now, these accumulated, unused energies must have some outlet and they will go in the direction of least resistance. The path of least resistance for these pent-up energies in the abdominal brain appears to be towards the mini-brains, which control the digestive tract, and the liver.
Hence, in menopause, the accumulated energy in the abdominal brain is mainly spent on the digestive tract and liver. The accumulated energies go to these in an irregular manner and thus aid in disturbing their rhythm of digestion. The result is abnormal products in the liver (bile, glycogen and urea), and for the digestive tract, indigestion (constipation or diarrhea).
The heart of woman does not escape the influence of the chief wheel of her existence (having children). The Uterus has very prominent mini-brain surrounding it, controlling the blood supply to uterus.
Now, from abdominal mini-brains on each side of the neck, there goes a nerve to the heart. When the pelvis contains diseased organs (uterus), the irritation arising there travels up from the ovarian and hypogastric nerves to the abdominal brain.
From the abdominal brain two roads lead to the heart. One road is through the splanchnic nerves to the cervical ganglia, and as these ganglia act as mini-brains, the nerve energy is reorganized and sent directly to the heart. Of course all this irritation comes irregularly and so aids in disturbing the heart’s rhythm.
Irritation from diseased generative organs (uterus) may reach the heart by first going to the abdominal brain and then through to the heart. The result is that the heart is disturbed in its rhythm. It palpitates. It beats irregularly. Who has not seen this in female diseases? I think palpitation is most manifest at the menopause. In pregnancy the heart prepares for the emergency by thickening its walls and is generally no worse for undergoing the extra work occurring during pregnancy. But let the heart meet a uterine fibroid, which is continually emitting irregular signals to it, and disturbing the hearts rhythm, and sooner or later the heart is weakened and degenerated.“
It’s Not Anxiety
I get calls every week from women telling me they are having heart palpitations. My first questions is, “What day are you in your menstrual cycle?” The answer is usually around day 14 or ovulation. In that case, support is simple. Use Passion Flower tea or Chamomile tea for those two to three days.
The other call is from women with fibroids or those having menstrual/hormonal issues. Their heart palpitations are from months or years of disturbed signals traveling from the pelvic brain to the abdominal brain.
Support for this is more involved that just some tea. It requires lab tests to determine the specific imbalance in their NEI Supersystem.