Brisbane Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol (over 5.5 in Australia) in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

In Chinese medicine, we don't have disease name called High Cholesteral or Hypercholesterolemia. However, regarding to the symtoms or concept of high cholesterol, we catagorised High choleseteral into " Dirty Blood Stagntion". 

Dirty Blood, in another word is the used blood or uselss fluid (Phlegm) in the body. 

Dirty blood is mainly attributed to

Cholesterol is a fatty substance essential for life. It forms part of every cell membrane and is used to make hormones. Problems arise when the level of cholesterol in the blood becomes too high (over 5.5 in Australia). Too much bad cholesterol in the blood is a major risk for coronary heart disease because it sticks to the insides of blood vessels and contributes to hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis). The Heart Foundation calculates high blood cholesterol is responsible for almost 12% of all deaths in Australia.