Daily Heart Health Tips with Dr. Laurel Liu
Everyone has a heart that never stops beating every minute and every second transporting nutritious blood to all organs in the body so that people can maintain vigorous vitality.
This organ plays a vital role in the human body.
For nearly half a century cardiovascular disease has become the "first killer" that threatens human life and health and coronary heart disease is the most important culprit. So, how should we keep in mind how to nourish our hearts?
When the arterial wall is narrowed due to a thrombus, the insufficient blood supply will cause systolic and diastolic disorders which can cause angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, or even heart failure in severe cases. Any of which can be life-threatening.
Generally, the solution to the problem involves restoring blood flow. For example, a person can take medicine to improve blood supply or the surgeon can place a stent to do the same. Another example is opening another passage in a narrow area, often called a "bridge".
Traditional Chinese medicine has had the theory of "heart and spleen correlation" since ancient times. TCM treats the heart via the spleen and stomach meridians. According to Traditional Chinese medicine, the heart is an organ that needs to be filled with qi and blood.
The power of the heart muscle comes from the nutrition of the blood. This comes from a diet that nourishes the spleen and stomach because they are the source of qi and blood biochemistry. The spleen and stomach absorb nutrients and digest food to turn water and grain into essence which is a source of qi and blood for the heart! Qi and blood can therefore be metabolized because the essence of water and grain is equivalent to more nutrients carried in the unit volume of blood. Then, even if the coronary artery stenosis has not been greatly improved, the myocardial nutrition will be more than before. Naturally, It is conducive to the relief of symptoms and creating a stable condition.
In my next email newsletter, I will share three acupressure points that you can practice to nourish your heart daily. Also, I will include a list of some of the foods that increase qi and blood for the heart via the spleen and stomach.
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