Cardiovascular Conditions

Cardiovascular Conditions

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  • Atherosclerosis
  • Blood clots
  • Chest pains
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Difficult breathing
  • Fainting
  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Palpitations
  • Phlebitis
  • Stroke
  • Swelling hands and feet

Chinese Medicine Perspective

  • Heart is central to this condition, but Liver, Spleen, Kidneys, Lungs, Stomach also play a prominent role.
  • Lung Qi and Heart Qi are the power to push blood through the blood vessels. If they are weak, there will be blood stagnation.
  • The stomach also affects the Heart and blood circulation. The contraction and dilation of vessels are affected by stomach Qi. By treating stomach, we can support the heart and invigorate blood circulation.
  • Heart Yang deficiency causes poor circulation with the symptoms of cold limbs, pale complexion.
  • Spleen deficiency causes phlegm obstruction with the symptoms of chest tightness, swelling.
  • Liver qi stagnation causes blood stasis with the symptoms of chest pain, blood clots.
  • Kidney can nourish and control heart. Ageing can decrease kidney function and further cause cardiovascular conditions.