Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Atherosclerosis - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of atherosclerosis 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).

Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside your arteries, limiting the flow of oxygen-rich blood to your body. Typically symptoms are not seen until your arteries are severely narrow or completely blocked. This can lead to serious problems, such as Coronary Artery Disease, Carotid Artery Disease, and Peripheral Arterial Disease.

Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Atherosclerosis.


There are no acupuncture treatment protocols associated at this time.



There are no tongren treatment protocols associated at this time.


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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for atherosclerosis:

Jiang Dan Gu Chun Wan

The following (0) acupuncture points may be useful for atherosclerosis. A subset of these could potentially be useful with acupressure stimulation and/or tongren therapy methods as well.

Generally treatment would be based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting points by function alone, (see general points selection rules.)

There are no associated points at this time.



There are (0) Chinese herbs currently associated with atherosclerosis. Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for atherosclerosis. For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

There are no associated Chinese herbs at this time.

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