Chinese Herbal and Acupuncture Treatment Protocols for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) - Formulas, Protocols, TCM Diagnoses

The Chinese Medicine treatment of hypertension (high blood pressure) 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).

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the force at which blood flows against the artery walls as blood pumps away from the heart is high. Typically, an individual is considered to have hypertension when his/her systolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart is beating) is regularly above 140, or his/her diastolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart is resting) is regularly above 90. When there is no apparent cause of high blood pressure, it is called essential hypertension. Secondary hypertension occurs when a specific condition, habit or factor is the cause. Some of these include a high salt diet, excessive alcohol use, diabetes, obesity, anxiety and certain medications.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for hypertension.

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The following herbal formulas from our store are potentially useful for hypertension (high blood pressure):

Formula For Hypertension
Geng Nian An Wan
Jiang Ya Wan
Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

The following (5) acupuncture points may be useful for hypertension (high blood pressure). 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 (5) Chinese herbs currently associated with hypertension (high blood pressure). Generally speaking you will not choose herbs this way, but this serves as a clinical reminder of some of the empirical herbs for hypertension (high blood pressure). For the most part treatment would be decided by the presenting TCM patterns and with formulas such as those listed in the next section.

TCM Herbal Formulas That May Be Useful For Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

TCM FormulaClinical Functions
Er Xian Tang Wan

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Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.

Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan

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Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan

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Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

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