How Healthy is Your Heart?

How Healthy is Your Heart?

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, is your heart as healthy as it can be, in love and wellness? Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death on the world – cheery, I know. The good news is, studies show that acupuncture can help heal the issues that cause heart disease, including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. A strong, healthy heart is easier to heal and protect from damage than one that doesn’t get the TLC that it deserves.  It’s time to be proactive and take care of your heart for yourself and your loved ones. Call us today at 615-939-2787 to set up an appointment. Your health is the best gift you can share with loved ones this Valentine’s Day. 

Some Scary Side Effects

This week, the news is full of articles about a link between long-term, higher dosages of a class of drugs called anticholinergics (often used for hay fever, depression, and bladder control) and dementia. While it is not a cause and effect relationship, there does seem to be a correlation. Long-term use of medications is not always necessary. Acupuncture can be effective for conditions usually treated by medication, such as allergies, sleep disorders, and high cholesterol. Additional information is available at https://www.affinityacupuncture.com/conditions-treated/. While we do not recommend stopping medication without consulting with your doctor, we welcome you to contact us with questions to see if acupuncture may be an effective alternative for you. 

Here are links to just a few of the articles about the recent findings: