Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease (coronary arteriosclerotic heart disease) is a kind of disease caused by factors which can lead to coronary arteriosclerosis, disturb the coronary arterious blood circulation, produce a contradiction between supply and consumption, and a lack of blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. As a result, normal heart function is disturbed and the heart will change pathologically. Usually it is caused by long-term and excessive nervousness, excessive mental work and shortage of physical exercise. Coronary heart disease can be classified as latent coronary heart disease, angina, myocardial infarction and arrhythmia.

1) Latent coronary heart disease: It is common in middle-aged or old people. Usually the patient has no symptoms, such as chest distress, palpitation and precardium stabbing pain, etc. But electro-cardiogram (ECG) examination shows

2) Angina: The patient feels oppressed in the lower central part of the chest, accompanied with paroxysmal strangulated pain, which may radiate to the left shoulder and arm. Sufferers can easily have an attack under the conditions of excited mood, satiation, coldness, etc. Having a rest or taking nitroglycerin tablets may quickly alleviate the pain. Attacks also take place with no apparent induction factors and display long-term pain in stillness. Nitroglycerin tablets are almost ineffective.

3) Myocardial infarction: The patient has a continuous pain or a sense of tightness in the retrosternal region or precardium. The pain may last more than half an hour, radiating to the neck, shoulders and arms. At the same time, the pain is usually accompanied by such signs as coldness of the extremities, a weak and fast pulse, low blood pressure, faint heart sound and even shock and sudden death.

4) Arrhythmia: This mainly includes multifocat atrial premature beat, ventricular premature beat, atrial fibrillation, parasystolic rhythm and paroxysmal

1) Relaxation Exercise and Three-line Relaxing Exercise

Adopt the lying posture, and do Relaxing Exercise or Three-line Relaxation Exercise. Breathe naturally. Practise 3 to 5 times a day, 30 to 60 minutes each time. See the previous sections of hypertension disease and apoplexy.

Practise 1 or 2 times a day, 60 minutes each time. For details, see the previous section of pneumothorax.

3) Three 8-shape Qi Driving Cultivation Exercises

Practise 1 or 2 times a day, 30 to 60 minutes each time. For details see the previous sections of chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

4) Longevity Exercise and Morning Walking Exercise

The patient can practise these as auxiliary means of relaxation Qigong. Practise them 1 or 2 times a day, 30 to 40 minutes each time. Refer to Chapter Two for

5) Expectant Point Massage

Take the sitting or supine lying posture. Massage the forehead and the two sides of the head with the fingers, rub the auricles and mastoidea behind the opening of the outer ear tunnel, making those parts warm. Then press and pinch with the hands alternately the Neiguan, Shenmen, Shanzhong, Zusanli, Sanyinjiao and Yongquan points to make them gain qi. Finally, stand firmly, relax the arms, pound the back and the chest while turning left and right for 50 to 100 times. Repeat the above actions several times and three times a day.

In a word, the patient with the disease can achieve ideal results through practising Qigong. When choosing the specific Qigong exercises, he or she should mainly choose the quiescent ones, and the motion exercises should be used only as auxiliary ones. Because under the state of quiescence and relaxation, the total consumption and heart load decrease, the ischemia and hypoxia of the heart can improve relatively. However, adequate motion exercises can improve blood circulation, strengthen the heart and lung functions and stimulate the coronary artery

In addition, for those patients with arrhythmia and acute myocardial infarction, it is necessary to take medicines and go to doctor for treatment according to

Heal Yourself With Qi Gong

Heal Yourself With Qi Gong

Qigong also spelled Ch'i Kung is a potent system of healing and energy medicine from China. It's the art and science of utilizing breathing methods, gentle movement, and meditation to clean, fortify, and circulate the life energy qi.

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