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High Blood Pressure and Chinese Medicine

High blood pressure increases your chance (or risk) of getting heart disease and/or kidney disease, and for having a stroke. It is especially dangerous because it often has no warning signs or symptoms.

RISK FACTORS:
You may be at greater risk of high blood pressure if you:
bullet• Have a history of hypertension in your family.
bullet• Have a pre-existing condition such as diabetes or kidney disease.
bullet• Are a male.
bullet• Are over 35 years of age.
bullet• Smoke.
bullet• Are obese.
bullet• Are taking oral contraceptives.
bullet• Frequently consume alcoholic beverages.
bullet• Lead a sedentary lifestyle.
In TCM, high blood pressure is not a life-time disease. It can be cured by acupuncture and natural herbal medicines. An acupuncturist or Chinese herbalist always takes an inventory of symptoms, along with looking at a person’s tongue and feeling a person’s pulse in order to determine the specific combination of points and herbs that a person needs. Different people with high blood pressure are treated differently depending on the pattern they present.

For a complete consultation, please contact us at 704.968.0351.

 
Certain herbs have been shown to have an anti-hypertensive effect. Certain other herbs have been shown to be useful for controlling cholesterol levels and improving cardiovascular function. Acupuncture has been shown to have a general relaxing effect which can be useful in stress related or essential hypertension. In addition, certain points are commonly used in the treatment of patterns that relate to high blood pressure. It is important to see a physician for proper diagnosis and supervision of high blood pressure, but acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may also be useful for managing your condition.

 

 
 

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