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A Natural, Comprehensive Healing Center
in San Rafael, CA (415)485-5834  Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish (Web)

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We specialize in these conditions and treat many more:
Infertility | Back, Neck & Joint Pain | Facial Rejuvenation | Pediatrics | Allergies | Sports Injuries
Digestive & Stomach Disorders
| Menopause | Teen Acne
| Orthopedic Pain-Related Conditions
Lyme Disease
| Cardiovascular Diseases

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Partial list of other conditions treated:

Acne and Skin Disorder

Acute and Chronic Pain

Allergies and Sinusitis

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Anxiety and Insomnia

Asthma and Bronchitis

Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Bell's Palsy

Bursitis and Tendonitis

Cardiovascular Diseases

Chronic Fatigue

Common Cold and Cough

Digestive Disorders & Dietary Principles According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Facial Rejuvenation

Gastrointestinal Disorder

Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension

Hip, Groin, Sacral Pain and Strain

Infertility

Liver Disease and Hepatitis

Lyme Disease

Menopause

Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults

Pediatric Conditions

P.M.S. - Teens and Adults

Neurological Disorders

Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain

Shingles

Stroke and Paralysis

Sports Injuries

Substance Abuse

Smoking

Teen Acne

Weight Loss


P
romoting Cardiovascular Health
T
hrough Chinese Medicine

Samuel Wang received his M.D. in both Chinese and Western medicine at the Sun Yat Sen Medical School in Canton, China. He then became a Senior Physician at the Cardiovascular Institute. He finished his postdoctoral fellowship at the UCSF Medical Center and earned an award from the American Heart Association. He regularly treats patients with high blood pressure, hypertension, stroke and paralysis. Dr. Wang also helps with smoking cessation, alcohol and drug addiction and weight loss.

Deirdra Claiborne specializes in promoting a healthy cardiovascular system using acupuncture and Chinese herbs. She treats patients with benign arrhythmia, high cholesterol, stress and helps those with anxiety, digestive disorders (such as stagnation and excessive phlegm) and suggests a diet to promote cardiovascular health.

The Chinese culture had very little incidence of heart disease, and it is well known that major contributors to the disease are diet (particular high fat and low fiber), inactivity and emotional stress. Modernization, particularly Western dietary influences, has led to a major increase in heart disease not known before in Eastern cultures. The diet had been free of dairy products. Meat was used in small quantities in combination with vegetables and rice. Obesity was rare not only due to diet, but because of needing to walk and ride bicycles instead of driving. Modernization and lifestyle have resulted in the dysfunction of the blood circulation (arteriosclerosis, hypertension) the heart (coronary heart disease, heart attack) and the brain (stroke).

Some of the factors that improve cardiovascular conditions are reducing stress. Too much stress leads to over-activation of the sympathetic nervous system which affects the brain and the heart, causing the heart to work harder and forcing the blood vessels to constrict, possibly leading to arrhythmia which is potentially dangerous.

A significant benefit of acupuncture is that it dramatically reduces the sympathetic nervous response, therefore reducing the pressure on the heart.

Having an unhealthy lifestyle with excesses of food, alcohol, sugar, caffeine, irregular meals, soda and iced drinks increases the risks. Cold stagnates and bloats the digestive system, leading to what we call “the swamps.” Metaphorically, this can be seen as a flowing river where impurities are filtered through movement, but if the river stops flowing and has pollutants, it then becomes a swamp of stagnant water. The digestive system, according to Chinese medicine, transforms and transports energy from the food.

Acupuncture and herbs help the system perform optimally, thereby increasing the body’s ability to reduce unnecessary fat that leads to blocked arteries, and phlegm that impairs the heart.

Smoking constricts the blood vessels, often leading to cardiovascular disease and stroke. Acupuncture successfully minimizes the cravings and withdrawal symptoms of tobacco, alcohol and drugs ~ if the person is ready to change.

Other important factors promoting health are eating a low sodium diet rich in vegetables, fruits and whole grains, minimizing alcohol and getting enough exercise (30 minutes per day).

Dr. Wang

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Acne and Skin Disorder
Acute and Chronic Pain
Allergies and Sinusitis
Arthritis and Joint Pain
Anxiety and Insomnia
Asthma and Bronchitis
Back, Neck and Shoulder Pain
Bell's Palsy
Bursitis and Tendonitis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Chronic Fatigue
Common Cold and Cough
Digestive Disorders
Dietary Principles
Facial Rejuvenation
Gastrointestinal Disorder
Headaches

High Blood Pressure and Pre-Hypertension
Hip Pain

Infertility
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Liver Disease and Hepatitis
Lyme Disease
Menopause
Menstrual Disorder - Teens and Adults
Pediatric Conditions
P.M.S. - Teens and Adults
Neurological Disorders
Sciatica, Hip, and Leg Pain
Shingles
Stroke and Paralysis
Sports Injuries
Substance Abuse
Smoking
Teen Acne

Weight Loss

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