EZ Acupuncture & Herbs                                                   September 2011

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Diabetes Management
Benefits for Heart Health
Controlling High Blood Pressure
Stroke Prevention & Treatment

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Chul H. Han, L.Ac.
EZ Acupuncture & Herbs
641 Farmington Ave #201
Hartford, CT 06105
(860) 502-9462

Diabetes Management

Oriental Medicine is an effective therapy for managing diabetes. Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been shown to:
  • regulate blood sugar
  • improve blood circulation
  • reduce edema
  • decrease diabetic pain
  • improve nerve function

Most patients use Oriental Medicine as a complementary or adjunct therapy along with Western medicine, especially in cases where prescription medication is not enough to control blood sugar levels.  With continued treatment, many individuals are able to reduce their dependence on prescription drugs.  However, each person's individual health goals and circumstances are considered in determining the best course of treatment. 


Disclaimer: This e-mail is intended to educate readers about the benefits of acupuncture and herbs, but should not be used as a substitute for professional health advice. Please consult a qualified acupuncturist and/or herbalist for specific information concerning your individual health concerns.

Acupuncture for

Heart Health

Benefits of Acupuncture for Heart Health 
Heart beat

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Acupuncture can dramatically reduce pressure on the heart and improve the condition of individuals with severe heart failure.  This therapy works by calming the sympathetic nervous system, which controls involuntary movements in the body such as heart beat and blood pressure.  Overactive sympathetic nerves force the heart to work harder and force blood through vessels which are already constricted by nerves.  Acupuncture reduces activity in the sympathetic nervous system, thereby improving hypertension and reducing the chances of developing a potential lethal heart rhythm. 


Other benefits of this therapy include:

  • balances the nervous systems
  • provides anti-inflammatory effects
  • reduces stress
  • strengthens skeletal muscles
  • regulates blood pressure
  • assists weight loss
  • treats nicotine addiction
  • improves sleep
Controlling High Blood Pressure 
Blood Pressure

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Acupuncture is an effective alternative therapy for treating high blood pressure.  It not only calms the sympathetic nervous system but also stimulates the adrenaline system.  This reduces the excitatory responses of the cardiovascular system and lowers blood blood.

Acupuncture helps lower blood pressure by reducing stress, which is a common cause of hypertension.  Other factors contributing to high blood pressure, such as obesity, aging, alcohol and nicotine addiction, and certain conditions like diabetes and kidney disease, can also be treated by acupuncture.  This natural, holistic treatment improves the overall functioning of the body.

Stroke Prevention & Treatment 
Good health requires the free flow of blood and Qi throughout the body.  Acupuncture frees the blockages that prevent blood from reaching the brain, in order to prevent a stroke.  Different styles of acupuncture (such as scalp acupuncture and electro-acupuncture) may be used to stimulate nerve and neurological function to local areas.

Acupuncture is also an effective therapy frequently used alongside conventional Western medicine to aid stroke recovery.  It can play a vital role in a patient's rehabilitation by alleviating symptoms such as:
  • difficulty swallowing;
  • confusion/dementia;
  • depression;
  • urinary incontinence;
  • paralysis;
  • loss of sensation; and
  • impaired speech.
Acupuncture therapy is a process that requires a long-term committment to treatment, as post-stroke recovery may take several months.  Therapy begins with frequent intense acupuncture treatments during the first several weeks following a stroke.  As the patient's condition improves, the frequency and duration of acupuncture are adjusted.