Treatment for circulatory disorders
Poor circulation can manifest in many different ways from suffering with cold hands and feet, to varicose veins to hypertension or hardening of the arteries. One of the main ways in which acupuncture is understood to work in western medicine is by affecting the circulatory system and improving blood flow. From it’s treatment of musculo-skeletal injuries to the improvement of the functioning of the organs, acupuncture and herbal medicine can work to change the blood flow to specific areas of the body or more generally to
In traditional Chinese medicine the diagnoses of blood deficiency and blood stagnation are central to the diagnostic framework. Western medicine has also similar diagnosis in the form of low or high blood pressure or anaemia. More recently western medicine is also getting a better understanding of what Chinese medicine refers to as blood stagnation. Often labelled “sticky blood”, there is a number of conditions such as lupus or factor V leiden that can lead to a thickening or over clotting of the blood. Because of its long experience with treating such conditions chinese medicine has become subtle and can be very effective in treating these sorts of conditions.
Both acupuncture and herbs can be beneficial for circulatory disorders