February was heart health month. I spent the month studying heart- emotions, physiology, anatomy, health, and to crown it all, I spent this last weekend with my Taoist teacher, Jeffrey yuen, learning about heart disease from a classical chinese medicine perspective .. It was informative and validated the conclusions I’d drawn so far, as well as helping me fine-tune treatment strategies.
In a nut shell,
Heart disease is a by-product and end result of other disease processes, rarely does it exist alone.
The emotional losses of our lives contribute to the stressors on our heart, probably the most important factor in all of heart health, because how we manage or cope with mental and emotional stress in our lives becomes our lifestyle and habits. If we have a sense of belonging and feel worthwhile in our lives, we are likely to make good choices regarding our health, and if we feel inadequate to life’s challenges, we are likely to make choices that contribute to the malfunction of the body.
The main precursors to heart disease are bowel and digestion problems causing inflammation
Inflammation from Diabetes
Kidney and GB stones, symptomatic of detoxification and elimination systems breakdown.
Lifestyle changes can make a big difference in slowing the progress of disease. however. Acupuncture and herbs can, in most cases, turn it around and certainly reduce the dangers of taking medications which mask the underlying causes of disease.