Acupuncture For Heart Health

The leading cause of death for humans, heart disease is called the silent killer—often undetected until it’s too late. However, the CDC acknowledges that nearly 80% of heart disease is preventable with quality care, including a healthy lifestyle, diet, and stress reduction. Studies have shown that acupuncture helps with hypertension (high blood pressure) and heart rate variability by impacting the parasympathetic nervous system.

In Whole Systems Traditional Chinese Medicine (WS-TCM), the heart rules all the organs. Its role in pumping and pushing blood is aligned with western medicine, yet TCM also assigns emotional processes to the heart. Over thousands of years, the heart has been said to house the mind and spirit. A great deal of attention and care is given to holistic care, and TCM plays an active part in successfully addressing major risk factors such as stress, smoking, weight gain, poor diet, poor sleep, and high blood pressure. Our practitioners have 50+ years of collective clinical experience, and our experience in heart health includes treatment for:

  • Stress reduction

  • Weight loss

  • Sleep quality

  • Hypertension

  • Smoking cessation

as well as heart rate variability, angina and arrhythmia. While serious heart conditions should be managed by your cardiologist and primary care physician, we are experienced in collaborating with doctors to use WS-TCM as a complementary therapy to reduce stress and improve overall health. Once we assess and determine your pulse and pattern, we can structure an appropriate plan to alleviate your symptoms. This program may consist of:

  • Individualized Attention and Instruction

  • Customized Chinese Herbal Formulas

  • Nutritional Support, Information, & Counseling

  • Stress/Anxiety Reduction Techniques

  • Lifestyle/Environmental Recommendations

In acupuncture treatments, needles are commonly placed in the hands, feet, limbs, back, and abdomen to treat pain and remove qi/energy blockages. Depending on your condition—and your compliance with nutrition and lifestyle recommendations—relief may come within several visits, continuing to build over the course of treatment.

“Alex and Lisa have both been treating me for various stress related conditions for years. They are both extremely knowledgeable, confident, and compassionate practitioners. They know what they're doing and care about your health! Their space is also conveniently located, clean and welcoming. Highly recommend!”

— Ben M., Brooklyn


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