Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally
By contactus@floridainstituteofacupuncture.com
December 05, 2017
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Heart disease and Hypertension are both a common affliction in the United States often managed by an array of pharmaceuticals that usually require patients to try multiple anti-hypertensives with multiple untoward side effects. Hypertension and especially those patients classified as Pre-Hypertensive should be aware of natural products and methodologies they can use to help control thier blood pressure and possibly in the long term prevent the condition from worsening. Traditonal Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture looks at Hypertension as being related to the Liver, which according to Traditional Chinese Medicine plays a role in the control of our emotions. Emotional upset(STRESS) causes a rise in Liver Yang, or the energy force of the liver in a negative way. So Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Formulas are directed at "subduing" the LIver Yang and controlling the emotions. Nutritional therapy is also an effective modality to help reduce blood pressure. Targeted supplementation utilizing Coenzyme Q10, Magnesium, Fish Oil, Garlic, and Hawthorne are effective strategies. It is best to institute the use of one or combination of these products in situations of mild or pre-hypertensive cases prior to western pharmaceuticals to see if use of these products lower the blood pressure within normal range. In these cases, patients may not have to move foward with western anti-hypertensive pharmaceuticals as long as blood pressure remains in normal range. For patients that are already taking western anti-hypertensive pharmaceuticals, these products can be added but only under the direct supervision of physician. CoQ10, Magnesium, Garlic and Hawthorne have the general effect on reducing the constriction of the blood vessels whereas Fish Oil can also reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels. 

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