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.
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.
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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.)
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.