Treatment for tachycardia may include specific maneuvers (Vagal maneuvers include coughing, bearing down as if having a bowel movement and putting an ice pack on the face), medication, cardioversion or surgery to control a rapid heartbeat. The goals of tachycardia treatment are to slow a rapid heartbeat when it occurs and to prevent future episodes of a fast heart rate. If you have tachycardia or any type of heart disease, your health care provider will likely recommend following a heart-healthy lifestyle. Take these steps: Eat a healthy diet Don't smoke Get regular exercise Maintain a healthy weight Limit or avoid alcohol. Chiropractic spinal adjustments improve nerve flow through the upper thoracic vertebra which controls heart function and while not a treatment for tachycardia, can be helpful
Dr J. Zimmerman, ChiropractorDr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.