Cardio-Metabolic syndrome (CMS) is the combination of central obesity, hypercholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia and hypertension linked by insulin resistance and systemic inflammation.
Cardio-metabolic disorders include: high blood pressure, being overweight, diabetes type 2, low HDL, high LDL, high triglycerides and gout.
People with the cardio-metabolic syndrome are twice as likely to die from coronary heart disease and three times as likely to have a heart attack or stroke than those who do not have CMS. It is now known that central adiposity is a major contributor to cardio-metabolic risk.
There are many challenges to bringing these risk factors under control. Cardio-metabolic programs and therapeutic strategies exist that combine acupuncture, diet, supplements, and exercise to maximize success in reducing CMS risk factors.
Western medicine uses drugs that often have risky side-effects to control the many symptoms of CMS.
Our plans are sometimes used in tandem with western medicine to help lower medication levels and with many patients our modalities are used on their own to support whole-body health.
We use holistic strategies including acupuncture, herbs and food plans to lower systemic inflammation that may be the underlying cause of cardio-metabolic disorders.