Angina Pectoris is the most common symptom of coronary heart disease, which is characterized by chest pain occurring when an area of the heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygenated blood. Acupuncture is an effective and simple therapeutic method that can be used for emergency in case of chest pains, but most importantly for regular angina treatment. Studies show that acupuncture when treating angina is almost as effective as conventional drug prescriptions without the obvious unpleasant side effects commonly associated with medication.
Several studies show that acupuncture can reduce ischemia – the lack of oxygen to the heart caused when blood vessels are blocked. In case of angina pectoris, Traditional Chinese Medicine takes into consideration different clinical assessments that could be the cause of the chest pain due to stagnation of the Heart Qi, blood or obstruction of the Heart by phlegm or blood stasis.
Understanding the root of your chest pain is the main goal of your Doctor of Oriental Medicine/Acupuncture Physician during the first initial evaluation. In our clinic we have help many patients get better with angina pectoris, and we can help you too.
Traditional Chinese Medicine doesn’t only use acupuncture. Based on your first assessment evaluation, your doctor would recommend other forms of holistic therapy if needed. Most of the time you can get Chinese herbal medicine along with acupuncture. Your doctor will also consider your daily habits and if any life change might be beneficial to achieve the best results. All you need to do is schedule your free initial evaluation to start to change your illness into wellness!