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
You may be at greater risk of high blood pressure if you:
|• Have a history of hypertension in your family.
|• Have a pre-existing condition such as diabetes or
|• Are a male.
|• Are over 35 years of age.
|• Are obese.
|• Are taking oral contraceptives.
|• Frequently consume alcoholic beverages.
|• 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.
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.