Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Date: 12/30/00
Time: 2:17:06 PM
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I have malignant vaso-vagal syncope (my heart stops during fainting episodes). Although several traditional doctors have recommended a pacemaker, I believe it is only a band-aid solution, since my episodes have always been linked to either immediate stress or a delayed reaction to a stressful situation.

I am exploring several alternative approaches with holistic physicians and through some research & reading. I would like to know if any of you have information or direct experience with any of the following therapies or any other natural alternatives: *neurobiofeedback *cranial-sacral therapy *breathwork *herbology (such as kava-kava) *meditation *psychotherapy, behavior modification thereapy, etc. *visualization *vitamin supplementation *etc., etc. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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