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What is stroke?
Stroke is defined as condition in which the brain function is interrupted rapidly due to the loss of blood supply
as a result of the blockage of blood such as thrombosis and arterial
embolism, or leakage of blood causes of the death of brain cells,
according to the article of Mitochondria, oxidative metabolism and cell death in stroke by Sims NR, Muyderman H (September 2009).
Stroke is caused by cholesterol build up in the arteries and high blood
pressure. In other words, if cholesterol building up in the arteries is
blocking the circulation of blood in any part of the body causing
oxygen not to be delivered to the brain, resulting in some cells in the
brain to die off and are unable reproduce,
Besides cancer and heart
diseases, stroke is the third leading cause of death. Approximate 1/4 of
all stroke victims die as a direct result of the stroke or it's
Women and stroke
to the statistic of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, strokes kill 45%
more women than men in Canada. In the study, published in the journal Neurology,
researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles monitored
17,000 people over a period of six years. They found the incidence of
stroke rising faster among women than men.When women reach the age of
45, the risk of stroke begins to rise rapidly, it may be due to levels
of estrogen has dropped significantly at age 45 and onward.
D. Chinese acupuncture and herbs
Acupuncture is the
most popular treatment modality for stroke patients in China, used
effectively on 85% of the stroke patients there. The recently acceptance
of acupuncture by western medical practitioners allows one more
effective method in curing diseases especially stroke. Study shows that
acupuncture helps to facilitate nerve regeneration, decrease blood
viscosity, as well as helping surviving nerve cells find new pathways,
effectively bypassing damaged parts of the brain resulting in decreased risk of stroke.
2. Ginkgo biloba (bai guo ye).
biloba improves mental functioning as well as preventing blood cells
from forming blood clots in the brain. Study shows that ginkgo improves
blood circulation and lowers plasma cholesterol concentrations that help
to lower the risk of stroke.
was listed in the ancient Shennong Bencao Jing (ca. 100 A.D.) and was
later classified by Tao Hong as a superior herb, meaning that it could
be taken for a long time to protect health and prolong life, as well as
for treating illnesses. Gastrodia is used by Chinese herbalist in
treating stroke and chronic weaknesses of Qi that eventually blocks the
flow of blood to the brain.
4. Cinnamon bark
Cinnamon is one form of the common spice. As we discussed before,
cinnamon helps to lower blood sugar by mimicking insulin, activating
insulin receptors and working with insulin in the cells to reduce blood
sugar by up to 20%. Also cinnamon has some antioxidant benefits that
helps to find new pathways for surviving nerve cells after stroke.
Angelica can help to warm up the chest-yang to remove obstruction of blood flow in the heart vessels as well as brain vessels.
6. Dragon's Blood
Blood is used for increased power, purification, protection,
consecration, and the development of strong ritual energy. It also helps
to relieve pain in the heart due to blood stagnation and stimulate
blood circulation to the brain resulting in decreased risk of stroke.
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