Heart disease is the most prevalent health problem in this country.
In Oriental Medicine, the heart includes not only the organ
itself, but also the concept of the heart as a mental/emotional
center. The heart regulates blood circulation and controls consciousness,
spirit, sleep, memory, and the mind. Our emotions affect the
actual functioning of the heart.
together with the liver, is related to the nervous system
and brain. Heart and nervous system problems are related to
calcium metabolism, stimulants, refined foods, aluminum, pesticides,
marijuana and other intoxicants. Excess protein is equally
damaging. Many heart problems involve deficiency. It is important
to reduce liver excess, strengthen the kidneys and lungs.
Heart imbalances may show up as heart disease, hyperthyroid,
hypertension, stroke, poor circulation, high cholesterol,
tension headaches, loss of memory, mental illness, depression,
mania, speech problems (stuttering, confused speech), scattered
and confused mind, insomnia, excessive dreaming, and irrational
therapy emphasizing foods to cleanse the vascular system and
strengthen all organs is essential. A scattered mind and spirit
impacts the health of the heart. Modalities that establish
a strong, calm, and clear mind and balance and focus the spirit
are utilized. Chinese herbs, Attitudinal Healing, and Shiatsu
are very effective treatments.
CAN take control of your health! Do something good for your
heart right now. Contact Deborah at 412.361.8600 to
schedule an initial consult.