Chan Hur, L. Ac.

Answers with Acupuncture Clinic

청일한의원
(淸壹韓醫院)

Chan Hur

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Principles of Hypertension Treatment

Vascular system

Guarantee on Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Normal blood pressure is 120(systolic)/80(diastolic). High blood pressure that is above normal number increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Our clinic guarantees to lower the systolic blood pressure as follows:

  1. Under 150 - We will bring down under 120/80.
  2. Over 150 - We will bring down by 20% of systolic number. This means 200 will come down to under 160.
  3. This guarantee would be accomplished within one month. The patient takes 12 sessions of acupuncture treatments and one month supply of herb.
  4. If not accomplished as promised, we provide additional one more month on us meaning one month free treatments.
  5. If not accomplished within 2 months, we will pay back your payment.

About a few years ago while seeing a TV program; an MD explained the reason why hypertension patients must take medicine until the death, since we do not know the cause of 90% of hypertension cases. Taking pills is to prevent hypertension before it happens.

I watched other TV program that divided MDs into two groups; one is for and other is against taking medicines for life. One pro group was for as they take pills personally. The other con group saw no need to take it. I was surprised in hearing this, so I watched carefully. He who is a con was a specialist on a stroke or cerebral hemorrhage. He asked patients “Did you take high blood pressure medication?” They answered they took it regularly without skipping a day. He heard this statement so many times. He now believes taking these pills do not guarantee preventing a stroke. Therefore he opposes taking pills until the death.

Experience as an Acupuncturist

After some patients whose pressure is over 180/110 (I suggest seeing MD for temporary relief), get oriental treatments, the pressure comes down to normal range or below 140/90. I have experienced this so many times, but I can’t explain it scientifically.

I have seen so many times on TV about clogged blood vessels full of fat. Even though I correct or drop the blood pressure, I can’t imagine that all fats are removed in the blood vessels.

Common causes of Hypertension

While we get older, cholesterol or other fatty substances would be accumulated on the inner wall of blood vessels. This cross-sectional area of the vessel is gradually narrowed. Let us assume total amount of blood is constant (100) on any age of the young or old.

The blood amount of 100 can pass through with small normal force. But more power will be required to pass through for clogged blood vessel. More power means higher blood pressure.

If we eat salty foods, the body will retain more water to dilute the salt. Total amount of blood will be 110. More power will be need to pass through with 110 instead of 100 on the narrowing condition. That’s why MDs recommend not taking salty foods.

Many believe only salty foods increase the amount of blood, but sugar and alcohol also are contributing factors as it is necessary to retain water to dilute them. This fact is unfair to salty foods. I can tell you confidently that I've tried sugar and alcohol to experiment on my body and verified the above facts personally.

Case of hypertension with normal blood volume

Some people have hypertension without eating salty or sweet foods. A diuretic is used on this case, in general. 75% of blood is water. Let us assume diuretics pull out the water of 10 from the blood. The blood volume becomes 90. The burden of the heart is less and the blood pressure falls down as the heart pumps only 90 instead of 100. But the blood becomes thicker as the water is released artificially. Blood thinner may be required for preventing clogging the blood. Kidney and urinary bladder become tired as they work harder to release extra water. More blood and oxygen have to be sent into kidney and bladder. When the heart pumps more blood into the kidney, blood pressure climbs again. When the condition becomes worse and diuretic drugs are not going to work any longer, the choice is to block the signals sent to the brain from kidneys. Even though the blood pressure becomes normal, the condition of kidneys becomes worse. This is one of reasons that kidney dialysis increases. 

Tree roots

Most trees die within 100 years. What is the mechanism of trees dying? Trees have thick roots, small roots connected to thick roots and very fine roots. While the very fine roots suck water, minerals and soil move a tiny little bit accordingly. Lime or calcium moves and deposits around fine roots and turns into hard soil. Roots are unable to absorb water and trees will dry up and die.

The  structure of the Human Body

The blood vessels of the human body are also similar to the structure of the tree. The blood vessels become smaller in size as aorta, arterioles, and capillaries in order as distant from the heart. Capillaries do the same function as coarse roots; more clogging happens on capillaries.

Here is the definition of blood pressure from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Blood pressure (BP), sometimes referred to as arterial blood pressure, is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs. When used without further specification, "blood pressure" usually refers to the arterial pressure of the systemic circulation, usually measured at a person's upper arm. A person’s blood pressure is usually expressed in terms of the systolic pressure over diastolic pressure and is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). Normal resting blood pressure for an adult is approximately 120/80 mm Hg. “

According to Bernoulli's equation

Quantity = AREA x VELOCITY
Assuming the heart works like a pump, the above equation is:
Amount of blood = sectional area of blood vessel X speed
As the amount of blood is constant, less sectional area means higher speed. Higher speed increases the pressure. When the blood vessel gets clogged, the pressure will be higher according to the equation.

Tree roots and capillaries

It is the same principle if we compare tree roots and capillaries. As trees die due to blocked fine roots, narrow capillaries are blocked before clogging a wide cross-section of the aorta.
The pressure at the heart includes the pressure of capillaries but also the aorta of the heart. This means if capillaries are blocked, the heart works hard to break the clogging of capillaries and the pressure of the heart increases accordingly.

Therefore the blood pressure means the pressure to send the blood from the heart to capillaries. This is my definition

Internal and external part of the body

When capillaries are blocked at the skin; the external part of the body, we feel the pain. The definition of the pain is that the supply of oxygen and nutrition is not provided properly to the pain area. The pain disappears if we remove the blockage.

For example there are many testimonies such as calf pain disappears after massages and when the blood pressure is also down. I have so many experiences of lowered blood pressure after improvements from the pain of lower back or shoulder. All these happen after removing the blockage of capillaries; pain is gone and blood pressure down.

Now it is a time to reveal the cause of hypertension even though no external pain. Lots of nervous systems work in preparation for the invasion against external impacts and insects. It is believed that the nervous systems inside of the body have far less compared to outside the body. For example it may be possible and easy to find the organ disease, on liver, heart, spleen, lung and kidney if there are same nervous systems like in the skin. However as there are less nervous systems, we are not able to find the early stage detection.

Even though I don’t know the exact anatomy, I believe all the above organs have capillaries. External clogging may be easily detectable, but inner clogging is not easy to find because there are less nerves inside. When found, the disease must be in quite an advanced stage.

Western medicines try to find the degree of atherosclerosis with carotid ultrasound or MRA. Cardiovascular ultrasound or angiography is used in abnormal case of electrocardiogram. Sometimes all these may fail to find the reason of hypertension.

Principles of Oriental Treatment

Meanwhile, oriental medicine treats by patient’s symptom or condition and the concept of meridian.

The boat sails on the water. The best method is to use the wind. If the wind blows with the flow, the boat moves well. However even there is a wind, but no water, the boat doesn’t move.

The wind is Qi (energy) and the water is Blood. If the wind blows toward the destination, this is the best condition. The concept of meridian is to make the optimal condition.

Meridians are the same conception of a stream. If there is lots of water with a high velocity in the stream, the water flow makes sands move. But if there is less water with a low velocity, sands start to accumulate in the bottom. Acupuncture treatments are to help the blood circulation to flow faster; this clears the blockage.  

Treatments of blocked vessels

As capillaries are very small, they may be is easily blocked. When an artery is blocked less than 70%, it may be better off to leave it as it is in my opinion. Let us think about methods and possibilities. The first one is to invigorate the blood. The second one is to use suction apparatus in order to remove unnecessary blockage.

It is very possible that tiny piece of blockage falls off. While this piece moves around, it may block the capillaries of the brain vessels causing a stroke.

It is desirable to do exercise and have a proper diet to prevent clogging. However after being clogged up already, it may be easy to manage or treat.

Conclusion

f we know the real cause, we may find the answer easily. The cause of hypertension begins from capillaries, and not from the artery. The hypertension is caused from blockage of capillaries; removing the clogging in capillaries is the first thing to do to lower the high number.

I have seen many patients who take medicines for a long time due to hypertension. Many experience the normal blood pressure with the help of acupuncture and herbal treatments. Some reduce their amount of medicines substantially.

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