Coronary heart disease is caused by
emotional disturbance, improper intake of food (including
over-indulgence) and a lack of exercise.
Symptoms Of Coronary Heart Disease
Retardation of Blood and Stagnation of Qi
This presents with paroxysmal attacks of angina with a fixed painful
area, usually in the left shoulder, but in severe cases in the whole
back. There may also be excessive sweating, cold extremities, pallor
and cyanosis. The tongue proper is purple and the tongue coating is
thin and white, with a bowstring or intermittent pulse.
Shi Type: Obstruction by Phlegm and Stagnant
This presents with a stuffy suffocating feeling in the chest and
paroxysmal attacks of angina. The tongue proper is purplish, the tongue
coating is white and greasy and the pulse is bowstring and gliding.
Xu Type: Xu of Yin of Gan-liver and Shen-kidney
This presents with dizziness, lumbar soreness, thirst and stuffiness in
the chest. The tongue coating is thin, the pulse is bowstring and
Xu Type: Xu of Yang of Xin-heart and Shen-kidney
This presents with palpitations, dyspnoea, paroxysmal angina, lumbar
soreness, malaise, pallor and peripheral cyanosis. The tongue proper is
light or dark purple and the pulse is deep and thready.
Acupuncture Points For
Treatment Of Coronary Heart Disease
In the shi types invigorate the
circulation of qi and blood, resolve stasis and remove the obstruction
to the channels. In xu types tonify the deficiency, invigorate
the blood circulation of qi and remove the obstruction to the channels.
Prescription For Coronary Heart Disease
Xu of Gan-liver and Shen-kidney
Xu of Yang of Yin-heart and Shen-kidney
Points According to Symptoms
For acute angina use Ximen (P4)
The Reasons For Point Selection
Shanzong invigorates the circulation of
qi and blood
Jueyinshu, Neiguan and Ximen resolve
stasis and remove obstruction
Ganshu, Shenshu and Sanyinjiao tonify the
gan-liver and shen-kidney
Fenglong resolves phlegm
Geshu invigorates blood circulation.