Best Chinese Herbs for High Cholesterol
High cholesterol is a common condition that affects millions worldwide. In fact, according to the WHO, high cholesterol claims 2.6 million lives worldwide annually. It can also lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke. Therefore, to combat high cholesterol, many patients turn to medications that barely maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Also, these medications are accompanied by side effects that can cause discomfort as well. Fortunately, the use of natural remedies such as Chinese herbs has been proven to lower high cholesterol.
Chinese Herbs and High Cholesterol
Before diving into the health benefits that Chinese herbs possess, a diagnosis is necessary. To do this, ask your doctor to check the levels of your LDL ‘bad' and HDL ‘good' cholesterol. If there is an increase in LDL cholesterol of greater than 200 mg/dL, then you have high cholesterol.
Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, has many many subcategories under its umbrella which comprises of acupuncture, homeopathy and Chinese herbal medicine. Chinese herbs are one of the go-to methods on how to lower cholesterol. This is because there are many benefits to reap with the use of Chinese herbal medicine. These include:
● Lower side effect profile:
Common side effects that you can experience with the use of conventional medications are headache, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and many more. Thankfully, you will not have to worry about the awful side effects that you have to face when you opt to use Chinese herbal medications.
With conventional western medicine, you will merely be managing your high cholesterol instead of actively treating it which garners high expenditures with continuous purchases. What is recommended is that you, first, consider exercise and a low cholesterol diet in addition to using Chinese herbs. These are not only effective but they will also save you thousands of dollars annually.
● Improve arterial elasticity and blood circulation:
As previously stated, high cholesterol can lead to stroke and heart attack, which are the main culprit for immediate death. This is attributable to the lipids and triglycerides accumulating in the arteries which compromise its elasticity and blood flow. Luckily, Chinese herbs address these concerns, staving off these fatal conditions.
Best Chinese Herbs for High Cholesterol
Countless research has been placed into understanding the beneficial effects that certain Chinese herbs have on high cholesterol. The natural herbs, Jue Ming Zi, Shan Zha, and Jiao Gu Lan are proven to be remarkable in lowering your cholesterol levels and blood pressure. Studies have shown that coupled with a healthy diet, these herbs can lower your cholesterol by 46 mg every 6 weeks.
For ease of use, these herbs were combined into one product called Clearesterol, which can be found in our Chinese herb store. To receive optimal results, there are some steps that ought to be taken.
1. Check your cholesterol levels with a healthcare professional
2. Purchase the Clearesterol at our online store and use it for 2-3 months. Couple it with 2-4 treatments of acupuncture for added benefits.
3. Take psyllium husk which prevents gastrointestinal re-absorption of cholesterol. 500-700 mg capsule 3-4 times a week for a duration of 2-3 months is recommended.
4. After 2-3 months, repeat the lipid and cholesterol test, and if it is much lower than before, then the dosage of the Clearesterol can be reduced.
Traditional Chinese medicine has come a long way. Chinese herbal medicine is now one of the safest and most effective methods to treat and manage high cholesterol and similar conditions while being cost-effective in the process. Acupuncture, also, has its advantages in lowering your cholesterol levels. In regards to acupuncture in Culver City or acupuncture in Century City, our clinic is local and provides the best cupping, and herbal medicine treatments in Los Angeles. Set an appointment with us today so we can help in getting a healthier and better you.