Cardiovascular disease used to be so rare that when a patient had a heart attack in New York City at the turn of the century students from all five New York City medical schools were gathered to witness the rare event. Now cardiovascular diseases are the most common form of death.
Radical changes in our diet, lack of exercise and declines in sleep have all significantly changed our cardiac health.
Many people are on a variety of medications for the treatment of cholesterol, blood pressure, blood thinning, and other conditions. This makes self-medication of these problems with herbal medicine very difficult because of the potential harmful interactions between the drugs and the herbs. You need to deal with an informed herbalist who will coordinate with your doctor.
With new drugs coming on market every day and physicians prescribing drugs for conditions that they were not originally intended, the chance of drug interactions is a very real and dangerous problem.
With acupuncture, we can open circulation pathways to increase the blood supply and lymphatic drainage to tissues that are undernourished and congested.
Obviously, treating heart conditions need close watch to make sure that the treatment is progressing in the best way possible and close consultation with your doctor is advised.
Treatments are available for a variety of cardiovascular problems including:
High Blood Pressure
Low Blood Pressure