Probl Vet Med. 1992 Mar; 4(1): 132-5.
Traditional Chinese medical treatment of heart disease.
Western conventional approaches have limited value in the treatment of cardiac diseases because they do not address the true causes of the problems and focus only on treating the heart and lungs. Little attention is paid to the organ systems involved (KI, SP, LIV) and the significance of symptoms seemingly unrelated to cardiopulmonary pathology. Acupuncture used in conjunction with conventional medications (diuretics, beta-blockers, peripheral dilators, etc.) can greatly enhance results. The use of Chinese herbal formulas can reduce the dosage of drugs, which exhaust Qi, and can produce greater longevity because they nourish the Yin organs.