Hypertension is a common disease. High blood pressure is regarded as the single most important factor that contributes to the development of cardiovascular disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine is a popular option for those seeking to prevent hypertension or lower their blood pressure. Traditional Chinese medicine can address hormonal imbalance, poor blood circulation, stress, and other factors that cause hypertension.
Below are a few treatments that can help;
Conventional treatments for high blood pressure do not involve identifying a cause of the condition. Instead, it is focused on one's lifestyle such as less salt intake, less fat intake, weight loss, and stress reduction. However, lifestyle changes can be hard to implement and sometimes make little difference in blood pressure. Acupuncture can effectively lower blood pressure in patients with hypertension, with minimal or no side effects.
Since we tend to spend a lot of time in a state of constant stress and tension when we're trying to get back to normal. This activates the sympathetic nervous system, also known as fight or flight response. With the help of acupuncture, people can relieve these symptoms and shift into a more relaxed state, parasympathetic nervous system. Calming the nervous system addresses stress and lowers blood pressure. While it's important to maintain a regular monitoring program and make lifestyle changes, adding acupuncture to your care can help lower your blood pressure and improve your overall health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, high blood pressure is caused by the heat in the body, which can be exacerbated by hot foods. Hot foods can be salty, greasy, and fatty foods. We offer replacement foods for foods the medical community recommends hypertension patients avoid, eat vegetables and other cool vegetables, such as green apples and celery, which can be made into a hearty soup.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal formulas and herbs used for treating high blood pressure are always going to be different. Each patient’s case is viewed differently, and the herbs are prescribed based on a case-by-case basis. Although many herbs are commonly used for treating high blood pressure, such as Shan zha and Tian ma, the dose and combination is based on the individual’s particular case.
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