Dr. Hui (Grace) Gao LAc., TCMD
Acupuncture is a modality that may benefit you to improve the over all function and balance of your digestive system which may indirectly help you in many ways. In your case, we would have to focus not only on cholesterol, we would also have to focus on your diet, health, stress, sleep and daily exercises. It may take some time to get it corrected, but in the long run, it is very beneficial for you.
Danny Khound, LOM
Thank you for your inquiry concerning your cholesterol. It is our pleasure to help you attain your optimal health.
Acupuncture brings the body back into balance, thus enabling it to heal itself. Each person is an individual, thus the effect for each is different. There are many variables from age to physical condition which determine how fast the treatment balances the body.
That being said, diet modification combined with exercise are often more effective in reducing LDL cholesterol. What acupuncture can do is help reduce the body inflammation which is likely the source of your elevated LDL levels.
cardiovascular health. So, to finally answer your question, acupuncture probably won't help your cholesterol, but an acupuncturist who orders, evaluates and helps you to modify lab work with herbs and nutrition will be a help.
provide nutritional counseling so they might have some insight on how to prepare the right diet for you. Acupuncturists are also trained in herbal medicine and some herbal formulas are know to reduce cholesterol. The combination of the right diet, exercises and possibly herbal formula should provide optimum results.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
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Diet and exercise are the key to cholesterol management. In some cases people do need medications that a physician is best able to determine.
If you have a stressful life acupuncture can help with this and balance overall well being.
Amy Gendron, AP
Glad to here you are taking care of your health. You can do it!
Yes, acupuncture can assist in bringing down levels of LDL cholesterol (in addition to exercise and diet modifications, of course). I usually try and invigorate the blood, but some people need different treatment approaches. There are currently about five of my clients taking Chinese herbs with great results to lower their cholesterol. One other person is taking the herbs as well, but needed to go back on statins. He is also a heavy drinker so there are many factors. One size doesn’t fit all, but it may work for you.
Best of luck,
David G. Hanley, Dipl. OM
So, will it alone lower cholesterol- most likely not. However, it would be a great therapy to add to your new lifestyle to very much help you be successful in your goals. Thank you for your question.
If you choose to see an acupuncturist, be aware they will be working on more than just the cholesterol when treating you and you should inform them of which medications you are on so that they can adjust herbs properly and consult about food choices more wisely.
Acupuncture will not be the one answer, but it certainly can be one of the tools.
Acupuncture is excellent in moving circulation, clearing inflammation, and specifically works on the liver which we need to do for cholesterol. Yes acupuncture would be a good support as you are working on diet changes with supplements/herbs.
When you say your bad cholesterol is high, I think you mean your LDL number is high. You mentioned you are on the diet. What kind of diet is it? Cholesterol (HDL and LDL) all have their function. The ratio is very important. Acupuncture and herbal supplements can balance your cholesterol.
Hope this information helps.
Huan Wen Fang
Dr. Abe Shahabelmolki
If my Chinese medicine diagnosis for the underlying causes provides that Chinese herbs would facilitate the healing, I may prescribe herbs along with acupuncture treatment. I have specific formulas for cholesterol regulation.
I have successfully treated many such cases in the 14 years I have been practicing acupuncture and Chinese medicine.
Thanks for your interest. Mari