Points Newsletter - February 2020

3 Ways To Boost Your Heart Health

3 Ways to Boost Your Heart HealthBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni

Heart disease has been the leading cause of death in adults in the United States for the past 80 years. About 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes occur every year in the U.S. and more than 800,000 people die from cardiovascular disease every yearóthatís one in every three deaths. Because heart disease usually has no outward signs, the condition is often discovered too late, with devastating consequences. Over 60 percent of heart disease deaths occur suddenly as a first symptom of the disease.

The most common type of heart disease is clogged arteries caused by plaque buildup. Plaque formation brings about hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. More...

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What You Need to Know About Broken Heart Syndrome

What You Need to Know About Broken Heart SyndromeBy Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal

Itís part of the human experience to feel, at some time in your life, that your heart is broken. From the death of a loved one to a devastating breakup to a major surgery or illnessóthat stress actually does weigh on you and more specifically, on your heart. Your heart is responsive to stress hormones like adrenaline, epinephrine, and cortisol, making your heart beat faster as your bodyís system gears up to perform at a super-human level. And even if you have a healthy heart with no pre-existing conditions or problems, youíre still at risk for what is fittingly called "broken heart syndrome." More...

 

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Ask Dr. MaoQ: Iíve been suffering from insomnia for more than 10 years now. Itís catching up with me now and has affected my family life in a lot of ways, especially with my children. I want to do more things and activities with them and it has shortened my temper and patience because I am tired all the time and sometimes I get depressed from lack of sleep. I am so desperate to find the answers and solutions to my problem.

A: Insomnia, especially of such a prolonged duration has wide ranging affects on the body. Your observations about your temper, energy level, and depression are correct; these are symptoms of shifting hormones and energy patterns in the body as it is continually deprived of rest.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, nighttime is Yin Time and it is during this time that the body regenerates and the energy patterns recycle. For proper sleep to occur the mind needs to be restful, the spleen heart and liver play a key role in adequate and restful sleep. More...


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