Hyperlipidemia or High Cholesterol
What you need to know...
Hyperlipidemia, hyperlipoproteinemia, or hyperlipidaemia is abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood. It is the most common form of dyslipidemia.
TCM recognizes four primary conditions that are connected to high cholesterol. Each diagnosis is determined from an individual analysis of your pulse, tongue, symptoms, and lifestyle. These diagnoses include Damp-Phlegm in the Lung or Spleen, Blood Stasis, Spleen-Stomach Deficiency, and Liver-Kidney Deficiency. Acupuncture and herbal treatment will be based upon the correction of your imbalance with additional points and herbs for the specific symptom of high cholesterol.
Acupuncture for High Cholesterol
Acupuncture treatment for high cholesterol focuses primarily on balancing the body.
Chinese Medicine for High Cholesterol
Generally, TCM medicine is a primary method of treatment for cases of high cholesterol. TCM medicine can more directly affect the primary mechanism of cholesterol absorption and production within the body.One of the challenges in the US is that many more effective TCM Medications and treatments exist that are only available in China.