Heart DiseaseThere are many causes of heart disease. These include an unhealthy diet such as processed foods, high fats, sugars and sodium, inhaled tobacco use, infection and/or emotional stress. Conventional medicine targets heart disease healing by using surgery and/or a variety of medications such as statins, beta blockers, blood thinners, diurects and cholesterol reducers. On the other hand, traditional medicine considers heart disease from the inside out. Particularly, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine which assist the body in preventing or treating heart disease by using a combination of energy manipulation and various new and/or age old remedies.

Acupuncture: Endorphin Healer

A study reported in the June 1999 edition of American Journal of Physiology on the affect of acupuncture’s ability to release endorphins, co-lead researcher Dr. John Longhurst stated, “Endorphins have been known to help the body prevent heart disease, but we’ve never seen how they can be affected by acupuncture,” “Although the technique has been used for thousands of years, these findings help us merge what western medicine has taught us with the tradition of Chinese techniques.” Integrative Med Solutions (IMS) employs the safe and painless healing capability of acupuncture for heart disease. Licensed acupuncturist, Dr. Lisanti, will determine the best locations to work and the particular point related energy that may be able to address your individual heart disease obstacle.

Clinical Nutrition: Food for the Heart

IMS can help guide you into a heart healthy eating program according to your individual symptoms. Dr. Lisanti may recommend such heart strengthening choices as salmon, dark green leafy vegetables, black or kidney beans, almonds, walnuts, flaxseed, tofu, brown rice, blueberries and much more.

Nutraceutical Supplementation: Boost the System

Nutraceutical supplementation is a daily protocol of vitamin, mineral, enzyme and/or amino acid supplements used to enhance health and attempt to prevent disease. In the case of CHD such additions as Omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, B-complex, potassium, calcium, carotenoids and polyphenols could possibly boost the system’s response to heart disease.

Homeopathy: Levels of Health

It is believed that heart disease may be a manifestation of blocked energy. Homeopathy works on a deep vibration level implementing a ‘like cures like’ philosophy to the symptoms this blocked energy is causing. Dr. Lisanti may add homeopathy to your full health protocol spectrum. It is safe, painless and taken orally in a sweet or tasteless form.

Counseling: Calm Your Mind

Working with Dr. Lisanti through lifestyle counseling can be used as a valuable tool to prevent or deal with the effects of heart disease. By utilizing many effective suggestions you may be able to discover and reduce various stressful and dietary triggers that contribute to your heart disease symptoms.

At Integrative Med Solutions, we will design an acupuncture and naturopathic treatment program that works for you.  In many cases, insurance covers portions of the acupuncture treatment. Allow us to support you to achieve optimal health.  To make an appointment or find out more about how acupuncture and naturopathic medicine can benefit you, please call our office at 914.337.2980 or click here to schedule an online appointment.

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