One of the most prominent health concerns in the United States today is high cholesterol. Much of the public understands high cholesterol and high triglycerides as a cardiovascular disease or health concern due to cardiovascular problems. In fact, this is actually a disease of the body’s ability to properly digest and breakdown or metabolism, lipoprotein (chains of fat and protein molecules).
These lipoproteins in the form of cholesterol and / or triglycerides, accumulate in the blood and greatly increases the risk of human cardiovascular disease.
Western medicine focuses on treating symptoms of high cholesterol to prevent heart diseases from occurring, but rarely is it to focus on the roots allowing cholesterol to build up in the first place: The weak metabolic activities of the body, poor diet, and unhealthy lifestyle of the patient. Rather, it relies on statin drugs that have very high potential for serious side effects while acupuncture and Chinese medicine offers the same rights without the effect of statin drugs and that without strong reactions.
Lifestyle and nutrition / diet changes can greatly reduce cholesterol, one that they can increase how’s body breaks down cholesterol itself and limiting consumption of cholesterol inducing foods
If one suffers from high cholesterol or high triglycerides they can :. Increase consumption of foods low in cholesterol, such as fresh cold water fish, apples, bananas, carrots, garlic (this is a great one to increase it is very useful for this purpose), olive oil, grape fruit (do not take if you are on a statin drug) and oat bran. Furthermore, increasing the consumption of niacin for it alone can lower cholesterol levels (see note practitioner before this), Co-Q10, the quality of EPA-DHA Omega 3 fish oil, vitamin B5, C, E, Hidrohlorna acid and lecithin are great additions to the human diet.
One must also reduce harmful cholesterol affect foods such as tobacco, sugar, greasy / fried foods, wine, beer, cheese and red meat. Along with these proposals, the National Institute of Health recommends 2 grams of plant sterols (phytosterols) per day to combat cholesterol. The plant sterols assistance in reopening the body of cholesterol in the colon for elimination from the body.
In terms of lifestyle advice, must exercise regularly to reduce cholesterol in blood vessels. Instead of grabbing high sugar drinks as soda; drinking oolong, black or green tea instead they help the body to break fat consumed. This is especially effective when drinking tea after a meal.
In addition, acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulations used in the treatment of cholesterol and high triglycerides these drugs focus on the underlying weaknesses of the patient along with signs of high cholesterol and its impact on high blood pressure, etc. Acupuncture addresses the underlying weaknesses in particular during Chinese herbal formulas have been proven to effectively target high cholesterol. 2 to 3 months of treatment with both acupuncture and Chinese herbal mixtures, patients should start to see their cholesterol levels decrease.
With a change in diet and lifestyle, along with the proper application of acupuncture and Chinese herbal formulations, one must have a health benefit tools at their disposal to lower cholesterol and triglycerides them and avoid cardiovascular complications arising from such conditions
Dr. Jon Hagen Burg, DA
Rhode Island Acupuncture and Alternative Health Center.com