Acupuncture can improve your heart health, reducing heart disease risk. Aligned Modern Health’s Lamya Kamel, L.Ac explores two big ways to heal and strengthen your heart with alternative medicine and acupuncture.
Atherosclerosis, or a buildup of fatty plaques in your arteries, is the most common cause of cardiovascular disease. As ominous as this may sound, it is widely understood in the medical world that its causes are for the most part known and reversible. Two main ways to combat heart disease are to lose weight and stop smoking. The good news is acupuncture can help with all of these and there is scientific research to prove it!
In a study published last year 56 obese patients were randomized to receive acupuncture or sham acupuncture for weight loss. After 6 weekly treatments those who received true acupuncture interventions were found to have a much larger reduction in body weight than those who received the sham acupuncture.
In a 2014 review of 25 randomized control trials, acupuncture smoking-cessation protocols were found to be superior to placebo and behavioral intervention at 3 and 6-month follow-ups.
Come in for a free consultation today to see how acupuncture can help your heart!
Lamya Kamel, L.Ac