Updated: Jan 27, 2021
Part of being on the cutting edge of wellness care and functional medicine is the ability to integrate simple but highly effective treatment protocols that are customized to the individual patient. This week I want to share how congestive heart failure can be managed
and successfully treated with conservative approaches. In March 2020, a 64 year old female patient of mine called and complained she had shortness of breath, heaviness in her chest, swelling in her ankles, and a low pulse rate. Much to my dismay she refused to go to the ER, which I highly encouraged her to do, but do to the Covid 19 commotion at the hospitals she wanted to stay away from there. I ordered labs specific for heart conditions. A marker that is very specific for congestive heart failure, called B- Type Natriuretic Peptide, came back at 581. The healthy range is 0-40. Her cardiac CRP was 6.1 with the healthy range being 0-2. With her symptoms and her abnormal lab values, I was certain she was in congestive heart failure. I immediately started her on a supplement program and started using PEMF therapy directly over her heart. I used PEMF therapy 2-
3 times a week. After 2 weeks of treatments her symptoms were much better. After 10 weeks of therapy, her symptoms were completely gone, she had lost 18 lbs and her B-Type Natriuretic Peptide went from 581 DOWN to 43! and her cardiac CRP went from 6.1 to 3.0! This shows the power and effectiveness of customized conservative therapy that gets to the root of her health issues. This was all done with no prescriptions. She followed my dietary guidelines, took her supplements that were specific for her, and did the PEMF therapy. PEMF can have profound protective and restorative effects on the heart muscle.