After Care for Heart Attacks: Dos and Do Nots
When your body has been through a major event
(like a Heart Attack) and you survive it, that is much like a
earthquake. Surviving such an event is NOT the same thing as
recovering from this catastrophic event.
Recovering from a major event requires serious after care both
to minimize its after-shocks and to assist your body in its
long term healing process.
Here are some general rules of thumb that will
help you to recover from the effects of a Heart Attack:
About Your Heart:
Your body was designed to give and receive
unconditional love. The heart is the focal point where love flows
most powerfully. When the flow of love is disrupted or runs very low,
heart attacks/failure is the inevitable result.
We all are constantly picking up so much
"negative programming" from our families, our friends, our schools,
and our society, that it is no wonder we fail to love ourselves.
For if we are not as successful as Bill Gates or as gorgeous as a
Barbie doll, we feel somehow "less". It is these long standing
feelings of internal dis-ease in our minds that invariably manifest
as disease in our hearts.
All this is why heart disease is the "Number
One" killer. 33% of all deaths (more than deaths from all
combined) are from Heart Disease. 25% of
Heart Attacks are "silent" meaning you do not notice them but they
do damage your heart.
The "Western Diet" (high in sugar, fat, oil,
refined carbohydrates, meat, cheese, as well as food
high blood pressure,
too much stress, too
little exercise (mainly walking less than 30 minutes daily), chronic inflammation,
and imbalances in hormones and insulin.
Energy Work Eligibility:
Heart attacks severely disrupt the
energy field. So
energy work should wait until after the sufferer is released from the
hospital and is cleared to do physical therapy. When the heart attack
sufferer is well enough to do physical therapy, they are well enough to
do energy work to support their recovery.
Your heart attack is challenging you to be
kinder to yourself and to others. Focus on loving yourself first!
For you can only love others to the extent that you love yourself.
Doing the following exercises can help:
Know What to Love:
You can start learning to love yourself more
by finding things about yourself that are loveable. Do the
"33 Things I Love About Me" exercise
which helps you to develop a list of (at least)
33 reasons why you are so wonderful. Whenever you get down on yourself,
pull out this list to remind yourself of why you should love yourself
more... then add to it as time goes on!
Get More Love Continuously:
Once you know why you should love
yourself more, you need to practice giving and receiving love daily.
"Mirror of the Loving Soul"
exercise which helps you to feel more love
as you go throughout your day. The only way to increase your level
of self love is to experience more kindness and love on a daily
basis... and then flow it to all around you.
Send-Receive Love Powerfully:
Once you become used to having
more love in your daily life, you are ready to send and receive love
more powerfully. Do the
"Loving Kindness" exercise
which helps you to bring more love into your
life and into your relationships. Self love is something that should
grow, expand, and extend your ability to love as you advance through
your cycles of reincarnation.
Helpful Natural Supplements:
These are: Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract,
CoEnzyme Q10, Hawthorne Berry, Garlic, Bilberry, Rosemary,
Once you have had a heart attack, you are at increased risk for another
one. You can dramatically reduce that risk by looking out for the following
warning signs. When you experience them, get help immediately:
Any of this kind of Chest Pain when not stressed?
Shooting, stabbing, or dull pain?
Any pain in the in the left shoulder?
Any feeling of pressure or squeezing?
Any pounding? Any racing?
Any movement? Any arhytmia?
Any unusual patterns in heart beats?
Any changes in the pattern of movement?
Movement at first, stopping for a time, and then restarting abruptly?
Any of the following kind of pain when not stressed?
Pain in the arms, upper back, neck, stomach?
Pain in the jaw? Toothaches? Headaches?
Any problems with Breathing when not stressed?
Especially Shortness of Breath or laboured Breathing?
Any problems with Nausea when not stressed?
Especially Vomitting for no apparent reason?
Any problems with Sweating when not stressed?
Especially Cold Sweat for no apparent reason?
Any problems with Light Headedness when not stressed?
Especially Dizziness for no apparent reason?
Any problems with Heartburn when not stressed?
Especially Heartburn for no apparent reason?