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Cardiovascular Issues

Hyperlipidemia and High Cholesterol

Hyperlipidemia and high cholesterol can cause a host of Cardiovascular diseases. Often, the pharmaceutical medications prescribed to treat these conditions can cause severe negative side effects. There are Chinese Herbal Medical protocols that are extremely effective for lowering blood lipids, cholesterol, and triglycerides, usually within a 4-6 months, and with NO NEGATIVE SIDE EFFECTS. These Herbal Medicines not only remove plaque and buildup within the arteries, they bring cholesterol and blood lipids into healthy balance and transform the metabolic processes that creates toxic buildup within the arteries. In addition, following clinical studies and many years of use by thousands of patients, these Herbal Medicines have no known negative interactions with pharmaceutical medications.


Hypertension manifests as either increased vascular constriction (peripheral vascular resistance), increased fluid pressure from the heart (cardiac output), or a combination of both. In addition, there can be an imbalance of blood chemistry, primarily between sodium and potassium. Vasoconstriction, over stimulation of cardiac muscle, and blood chemistry imbalances can all be due to an overactive sympathetic nervous system.

Acupuncture is well known to release beta endorphins, which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system and counters over activity of the sympathetic nervous system, relaxes tense heart muscle, and dilates the blood vessels. In addition, Chinese Medicine can help bring blood chemistry back into balance.


Angina is often due to a combination of arteriosclerosis and fibrosis of the heart muscle. Arteriosclerosis is complicated by hyperlipidemia and hypertension. As discussed in the pervious paragraphs, Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture are effective treatment for hyperlipidemia and hypertension. Fibrosis of the heart muscle responds well to Acupuncture as well. By improving the hemodynamics, Acupuncture treatment relaxes muscle tissue and increases local blood circulation. This reduces the number of Angina attacks and severity of pain. And, in addition Acupuncture treatment can reduce the use of nitroglycerin.

In addition, Chinese Medicine can be beneficial in cases of:

Congestive Heart Failure
Cor Pulmonale
Raynaud’s Disease
Peripheral vascular Disease
Coronary Artery Disease

Many cardiovascular diseases can be life threatening, therefore, Chinese Medicine is not always a substitute for conventional medical treatment. However, Chinese Medicine offers an effective compliment to conventional therapies.

The research is conclusive that Acupuncture has a positive effect on “hemodynamics,” or the quality of blood circulation within the body. As restricted blood flow is intrinsic to basically all Cardiovascular conditions, improving hemodynamics is a very important process in treating Cardiovascular diseases, especially angina, ischemia, and hypertension.

Chinese Medicine can nourish the tissue structures of the heart and blood vessels, and improve the health of the entire Cardiovascular system. This will enhance the health of someone with Coronary Artery Disease and reduce the risk of conditions such as Myocardial Infarction.

In my work with Cardiovascular patients, I incorporate nutritional and dietary counseling, along with specialized exercise programs. These treatments have helped many patients improve their cardiovascular health. Some patients are able reduce and even eliminate their pharmaceutical medications. In addition, I have numerous patients who have lowered their cholesterol to “within normal limits” with my special Herbal protocols.

For more information on the treatment of Cardiovascular conditions with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine visit these links:

Angina 1: www.acupuncture.com/research/angina1.htm

Angina 2: www.acupuncture.com/research/angina2.htm

Cardiovascular 1: tcm.health-info.org/WHO-treatment-list.htm

Cardiovascular 2: www.liebertonline.com/doi/abs/

Cardiovascular/Adaptrin: Adaptrin and PAD

Cholesterol: archinte.ama-assn.org

Hypertension 1: www.acupuncture.com/research/hyper.htm

Hypertension 2: www.acupuncture.com/research/hyper1.htm

Hypertension 3: www.acupuncture.com/research/hyper2.htm

Ischemia: www.acupuncture.com/research/ishapoplxy.htm

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