Natural and Alternative Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Treatment Options

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Treatment {introduction}

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, occurs when the force at which blood flows against the artery walls as blood pumps away from the heart is high. Typically, an individual is considered to have hypertension when his/her systolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart is beating) is regularly above 140, or his/her diastolic blood pressure (the pressure when the heart is resting) is regularly above 90. When there is no apparent cause of high blood pressure, it is called essential hypertension. Secondary hypertension occurs when a specific condition, habit or factor is the cause. Some of these include a high salt diet, excessive alcohol use, diabetes, obesity, anxiety and certain medications.
Below you will find alternative and natural treatment options including those from a Chinese Medicine perspective for hypertension.

TCM Diagnostic Patterns Related to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Listed below are Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) diagnostic patterns that are commonly involved with this western medical condition/symptom. Properly applied, Chinese Medicine (including acupuncture and herbal medicine) treats patterns not individual symptoms/conditions which may better account for the range of symptoms often experienced by individuals. Pattern diagnosis/treatment is a crucial part of using Chinese Medicine for disease prevention instead of focusing on solely symptomatic treatments as is somewhat more common in western medicine. For more on this concept, please read What Does Acupuncture Treat? Or Treating the "Cause" and not the "Symptoms".

Herbal Formulas for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Available From Our Store

Herbal Formulas

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Geng Nian An Wan - Hot Flashes, Restlessness, Insomnia Herbal Formula
Geng Nian An Wan - Hot Flash Herbal Formula

Uses: Hot Flashes, Restlessness, Insomnia. Geng Nian An Wan (Geng Nian An Pian) nourishes the Yin energy of the body to clear away heat, relieve restlessness and calm the mind.  This herbal formula is...

High Blood Pressure Herbal Formula
High Blood Pressure Formula

Regulates blood pressure. Drawn from effective Chinese Medicine herbal formulas, our hypertension formula is a good herbal remedy for mild to moderate hypertension.*

Ingredients: Du Zhong, Ling...

Jiang Ya Wan - Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula
Jiang Ya Wan - Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula

Uses: Dizziness, Tinnitus, Hypertension. Jiang Ya Wan (Jiang Ya Pian) has an effect of lowering blood pressure. The herbal formula is used for dizziness, tinnitus and sensation of swelling in the eyes,...

Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan - Nightsweats, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula
ZhiBaiDiHuangWan - Nightsweats, Tinnitus, Hypertension Herbal Formula

Uses: Nightsweats Tinnitus, Hypertension, Hot Flashes, Chronic Sore Throat. Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan (Zhi Bai Di Huang Pian, Zhi Bo Di Huang Wan, Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan, Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills) is a...

Acupuncture Treatment Protocols

Listed below are articles describing related TCM diagnoses and acupuncture treatment points. These generally require an understanding of basic TCM Theory, however, general readers may find the protocols illustrative of how Chinese Medicine views and treats this condition.

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Submitted Case Studies

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Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) related articles

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Forum posts related to Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Listed below are forum posts related to this condition. You can click on the posts to submit comments. If you would like to submit a forum post/question related to this condition, please click to submit. For all recent activity see our forum.

  • karrim's picture
    Submitted On Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:15pm
    Contributor ~ karrim

    I have a 62 year old female patient with Sp, Lu and Ki Qi Deficiency accompanied by Phlegm/Damp Accumulation.  She has been suffering from severe edema of the pannus for over 1 year.  At times, it has become infected, causing cellulitis...

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    Submitted On Thu, 12/05/2013 - 11:35pm
    Contributor ~ msdrsw

    I don't believe in taking pharmaceutical drugs. Although, they may see to help, but the side effects are deadly. What herbs do you pefer my mother should take to help regulate her blood sugar and pressure? She also suffered a stroke and brain...

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    Submitted On Mon, 10/14/2013 - 9:39am
    Contributor ~ Patriceshep



    Can I take Pian Tou Tong Wan for migraines and Bi Yan Pian for sinus infection at the same time?  Are there any contraindications?



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    Submitted On Fri, 10/04/2013 - 4:35am
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    Submitted On Sun, 05/19/2013 - 11:01am
    Contributor ~ Isabell197515

    Hello. My name is Isabell and I am trying to help my son.

    He recently had a physical done and his white blod cells came high as well as his blood pressure. He told me something about his protein level being low.

    I know he...

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    Submitted On Mon, 02/13/2012 - 7:21pm
    Contributor ~ TDean

    I have hypertension was diagnosed 8yrs ago. There is a family history of this.  I have looked up some possible herbal medicines. My question is should I continue to take the herbal medicine in addition to my pills? and If I do continue, how...

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    Submitted On Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:23am
    Contributor ~ Raymond

    An overseas friend of mine suffers from pulmonary hypertension and asked me for some information and or advice. There where he lives are some TCM practitioners around but he doesn’t feel comfortable yet with their expertise/approach and...

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    Submitted On Thu, 01/13/2011 - 8:01am
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    There are two types of hypertension from a western medicine perspective. Primary hypertension has no known cause. It typically arises in middle age and has associated risk factors such as obesity, high cholesterol/salt/alcohol intake, smoking, diabetes, etc. Secondary hypertension is associated with a known cause which may be pregnancy, kidney disease, blood vessel abnormalities, endocrine disorders, etc. In TCM hypertension is not an identified pathology per se but is effectively treated.

    Acupuncture Points for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    Below you will find acupuncture points relevant to this condition. The points listed below are by no means the only relevant points, rather we list empirical or commonly used points as well as those applicable to use with acupressure as a self-help remedy.

    Professional Practitioner Information

    Below you will find links to technical information largely of interest to professional practitioners.

    TCM Herbs and Formulas for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    TCM Herbal Formulas for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    Listed below are TCM Herbal Formulas related to this condition.
    General Indications Functional Grouping Combinations
    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan - Six Ingredient Pill with Rehmannia - TCM Herbal Formula

    Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

    The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.

    Tonify the Yin, Tonify
    Er Xian Tang Wan - Two Immortals Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Warm and Tonify the Yang, Tonify
    Xue Fu Zhu Yu Wan - Blood Stasis Relief Pills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Invigorate the Blood and Dispel Blood Stasis, Invigorate the Blood
    Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan - Eight Flavor Rehmannia Teapills - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Tonify the Yin, Tonify
    Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan - Gastrodia and Uncaria Formula - TCM Herbal Formula

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    Extinguish Internal Wind, Expel Wind

    Traditional Chinese Medicine Herbs for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs relevant to this condition. See our TCM Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no tcm herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Western Herbs and Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Medical Information

    Western herbs for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

    Below you will find Western herbs relevant to this condition. See our Western Herbal Database for more details.

    There are no western herbs listed for this condition at this time.

    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) - Western Medicine Information

    Below you will find general Western Medicine information relevant to this condition.