Cholesterol, also known as lipid, is a oil-like substance that is important for human body in order to properly functioning. Our body can make cholesterol by themselves. It is made by the liver, but also can be acquired from food that we eat. There are two types of cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). HDL is also known as Good Cholesterol while LDL is known as Bad Cholesterol. High Cholesterol Disorder is a condition where there are too much cholesterol in our blood system. This condition can affect our health, because too much cholesterol can make blockage in our blood vessel, which in turn can lead to disease of the arteries.
High cholesterol disorder usually doesn’t bring cause any symptoms. It will produce symptoms if the excessive cholesterol produce plague in our blood arteries. This condition can lead to another disease like stroke and heart attack. The plague that being build up by excessive cholesterol can make our arteries get narrowed so that less blood can pass through it. The only way to know whether our cholesterol level within our body is save or not is through blood test.
There are many things that can cause high cholesterol level. The primary cause is unhealthy lifestyle. Unhealthy lifestyle that can make our cholesterol level considerably high are eating too many high saturated fat, physically unactive, smoking habit, and being overweight. The secondary cause of high cholesterol disorder including type 2 diabetes, hypothyroid, kidney problems, liver disease, and too much consumption of alcohol. Other cause that can lead to high cholesterol condition are inherited factors, getting older, and being menopause.
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Acupuncture Treatment For High Cholesterol
Acupuncture treatment practice cure High Cholesterol Disease first by diagnosing the patient by analysing patient’s condition of pulse, tongue, symptom and lifestyle. According to acupuncture treatment, there are 4 pattern of High Cholesterol Disease. The treatment given will focus on balancing the body. The 4 pattern and its method of treatment are as follow :
1. Damp-Phlegm in the Lung or Spleen :
Targeting acupoints of Stomach 40 and Spleen 9 to assist body in transforming the pathogen
2. Blood Stasis :
Targeting acupoints of Spleen 10, Large Intestine 4, and Liver 3 to break the blood stasis and correct the flow of blood.
3. Spleen-Stomach Deficiency :
Targeting acupoints of Stomach 36 and Spleen 6 to cure this condition
4. Liver-Kidney Deficiency :
Targeting acupoints of Liver 3, Kidney 3, Bladder 23, and Bladder 18 to improve the condition of liver-kidney deficiency.
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