Holistic Cardiovascular Care
Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of women in the United States.
Thankfully there are holistic, safe, and effective options that can support heart healtH.
My journey into holistic care for heart health began as a daughter looking for options for a parent. as a second year medical student studying chinese medicine, i found myself looking for a holistic way to help my mother with a serious heart condition. i had already lost a parent to heart disease and was determined to have my mother be with me as long as possible. thus began my search for improving her heart health without additional drugs or surgery. this led to the birth of the specialty that i call holistic cardiovascular care.
over my 18 years in health care as a holistic nutritionist, health coach, massage therapist and then doctor of acupuncture and chinese medicine, I discovered that through a specific integration of Chinese medicine, nutrition therapy, health coaching, guided meditation and heart-centered practices that improving heart health was possible.
my mother was my official first holistic cardiovascular care patient, and since then, i have committed to helping other patients improve their heart health through an integrative, holistic, evidenced-informed approach .
advantages of holistic care
The biggest advantage Holistic Cardiovascular care offers is the ability to identify symptoms, lifestyle practices and other related factors that could be negatively affecting your heart and overall health, before you need drugs and surgery. And if you've already been diagnosed with Heart disease, it can also be a powerful safe, and effective adjunctive therapy.
chinese medicine for heart health
Chinese medicine can be primarily considered a cardiovascular medicine. the entire premise of healing is based on promoting optimal blood circulation to all organs, tissues and body systems to help avoid pain, dysfunction and ultimately disease.
Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at Heart disease from a larger scope where symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, palpitations, and emotional stress as starting points for possible present or future heart conditions. Chinese medicine considers your emotional health as an important indicator of overall health and specifically cardiovascular health .
numerous research studies have shown acupuncture, a branch of chinese medicine, to provide benefits to heart disease patients and to help control hypertension. There have also been benefits shown to help with symptoms often seen in patients with cardiovascular conditions such as insomnia, chronic pain and depression.
Nutrition Therapy for heart health
The heart is the most responsive organ in the body to nutrition and also the most negatively impacted by faulty nutrition.
Because of it's highly electrical nature, muscular shape and structure, and its massive blood supply, the heart has the potential to be the most responsive repairable and restorative tissue in the body.
whole food nutritional therapy can uncover and address missing nutrient deficiencies that could be affecting your optimal heart function. when working with a patient, I begin by looking at possible nutritional deficiencies, that if neglected, can contribute to various heart conditions.
my goal is to uncover any stressors that can be contributing factors to your heart condition and to find holistic, safe and effective ways to support optimal heart health.
in addition, there are other heart-centered practices such as guided meditation and health coaching that can effectively help you make lifestyle changes that will improve your heart and promote overall well-being.