Angina is characterized by pain in the chest brought on by the lack of oxygen-rich blood reaching an area of the heart. This discomfort can also occur in the neck, shoulders, back, arms or jaw. Angina is not a disease, but instead a symptom of a heart problem.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Angina.
The Chinese Medicine treatment of angina generally involves arriving at the appropriate TCM diagnosis or pattern. This pattern within the individual is what treatment is based on not the general condition (see treating the cause and not the symptoms).
The following patterns may represent the underlying contributing factors for the development of angina:
The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating angina. For a complete list from our store with more details see our angina formula section.
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Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)