Alternative medicine

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Research is ongoing regarding the effectiveness of several forms of complementary and alternative medical therapies for arrhythmia.

Some types of complementary and alternative therapies may be helpful to reduce stress, such as:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Relaxation techniques

Some studies have shown that acupuncture may help reduce irregular heart rates in certain arrhythmias, but further research is needed.

The role of omega-3 fatty acids, a nutrient found mostly in fish, in the prevention and treatment of arrhythmias isn't yet clear. But it appears as though this substance may be helpful in preventing and treating some arrhythmias.

Jul. 31, 2014

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