I have spoken to a chiropractor and he says he can stop atrial fibrillation. I know I can very often stop atrial fibrillation continuing by manipulating my neck, if I do this when atrial fibrillation starts, and I assume this is impacting the vagus nerve. Often, I only need to stand to stop it. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
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Thanks for this question. You are correct in assuming that pressure on the right location in the neck would stimulate the vagus nerve and would slow down the heart. It would not exactly eliminate the atrial fibrillation but it would certainly slow down the heart rate. The heart would STILL be beating irregularly in most cases, albeit at a slower rate. This is the method most doctors use when they don’t have drugs on hand to slow down the heart, we apply pressure on the carotid sinus which stimulates the vagus nerve and this would slow down the heart.
Now the chiropractor would do something of this sort and he may be successful in slowing down the heart but he CANNOT eliminate atrial fibrillation, he might be able to decrease the heart rate for some time but it would reappear later on especially if it is chronic afib. So it is NOT recommended that you go for this method. This is ONLY a temporary method to control heart rate and not a recommended treatment.
My comments on the doctor's comments:
This is the first time that I received an answer that explains why I get results when I do what this doctor states. In my case, my heart reverts to sinus, which I have done over a hundred times at least. The chiropractor has done something to influence AF; but what and how long it takes to find a more permanent fix is a “big” guess, if it is even possible. The vagus nerve is such a big part of how our bodies function, and I doubt that its full impact is fully understood, that it is extremely difficult to surmise if chiropractors can help. Doctors, like us, don’t know what they don’t know.
Yesterday, AF started when I was using a “multitool”. This has also happened when a trim razor was used during a haircut. I was able to stop the AF each time. I have recently read that electromagnetic fields can affect AF, which many on this forum have noted. I expect these two devices emit very noisy electromagnetic fields