Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine | Cardiovascular Disease

Acupuncture & Chinese Herbal medicine for cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to all diseases and conditions involving the heart and blood vessels. The main types of CVD in Australia are coronary heart disease, stroke and heart failure/cardiomyopathy. (1). One in six Australians are affected by cardiovascular disease, accounting for more than 4.2 million Australians. (2). CVD prevalence increases with age, with 36% of Australians aged 55-64 reporting a long term CVD condition, increasing to 66% for Australians aged 75 and over. (2). However the good news is that the risk factors such as High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, weight and a sedentary lifestyle are almost all completely manageable.

 

Research is suggests that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine can play a role and may be beneficial along side mainstream medical treatments in mild cardiovascular diseases for helping reduce risk factors such as;

  • High Blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Angina
  • Valve disorders
  • And more

 

Let’s discuss some of these below

High blood Pressure

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High cholesterol

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Angina

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Heart valve issues

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References

  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011. Cardiovascular disease: Australian facts 2011. Cardiovascular disease series. Cat. no. CVD 53. Canberra: AIHW
  2. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Health Survey 2014/2015
  3. John McDonald & Stephen Janz (2017); The Acupuncture evidence project, Found at; http://www.acupuncture.org.au/Portals/0/The%20Acupuncture%20Evidence%20Project_Mcdonald%20and%20Janz_Feb_2017_Reissued_April_2017.pdf?ver=2017-04-21-150632-950