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


Heart Disease - Basics

The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease, a condition characterized by the build-up of plaque in the coronary arteries, which carry oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle. As a result, blood flow to the heart reduces, and the blocked blood vessels become susceptible to forming a blood clot. CAD can also cause heart attack, arrhythmias, and heart failure. Risk factors for CAD include diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking and being overweight.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for Heart Disease.



Heart Disease - Formulas From Our Store

The following herbal formulas are potentially useful in the process of treating heart disease. For a complete list from our store with more details see our heart disease formula section.


Heart Disease - Questions

Need treatment options for heart disease and not finding the information you need?

Using our forums our staff and our community may offer guidance with regards to the treatment of heart disease.



Heart Disease - Related Acupuncture Points

The following (5) acupuncture points may be useful for heart disease. 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.)



Heart Disease - Related Chinese Herbs

The following (1) chinese herb may be useful for heart disease. In most cases, however, treatment with Chinese Herbal Medicine is done with herbal formulas based on the TCM patterns listed above instead of selecting herbs by function alone. When available, relevant formulas will appear below and/or in the store listings above.



The following (1) Formula TCM Herbal Formulas May Be Useful For Heart Disease

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan

  • Blood Stasis Relief Pills
    • Qi and Blood stagnation - pain, cardiovascular issues, physical organ issues.
    • Coronary artery disease, angina and other cardiovascular issues.
    • Hepatitis and other liver function issues.
    • Migraines, headaches, neuralgia from most causes.
    • A range of menstrual issues including dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroids - particularly with pain and/or bleeding.
    • Certain diagnostic types of psychological illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, chronic depression, etc.
  • Invigorate the Blood
  • Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis
  • Cautions
  • Pregnancy
    • Avoid during pregnancy.
    • Avoid with heavy menstrual bleeding.
    • Use only under direction if you are taking blood thinners.
    • Generally not for long term use.



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