What do you offer for elevated blood pressure? I take all natural
supplements for this, but I know there must be a Chinese remedy you would
Hypertension is a complicated
condition and may become dangerous. I suggest you not stop taking the
medications prescribed by your primary care physician; instead, discuss with
him/her the possibility of adjunctive treatment with acupuncture and Chinese
herbal prescriptions. There are many treatment modalities for high blood
pressure. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, a licensed
traditional Chinese medicine doctor will be able to accurately diagnose and
prescribe a treatment protocol.
From a dietary perspective I recommend the following:
Avoid smoking, alcohol, spicy foods, coffee,
and other stimulants. Reduce or eliminate fatty, fried foods, and salty
foods. Avoid stress and constipation. Do not consume potatoes, pork,
MSG, baking soda, diet soft drinks, aspartame (artificial sweetener),
and ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil).
Incorporate more celery, spinach, garlic,
bananas, sunflower seeds, honey, tofu, mung beans, bamboo shoots, water
chestnuts, hawthorn berries, plums, lotus root, and chrysanthemum into
Vitamin supplementation, such as omega-3
oils and vitamin C, is also recommended. Take garlic oil capsules to
clean out the arteries.
Drink a tea made from hawthorn berry and
Eat three green apples per day.
I recommend tai chi or qigong exercises, as they
have been shown to help regulate metabolism and glandular function.
I also recommend the following products from the Acupuncture.com Store:
“Ancient Treasures Tea,” “Internal Cleanse,” “Emotional Tranquility Tea,”
and “Calm-Fort Elixir.”
Doctor question was answered by:
Maoshing Ni, L.Ac., D.O.M., Ph.D.
from his website: