I’ve had high blood pressure for over a decade now, I’ve been relying on western medicine to help stabilize it. But during the past six months, my blood pressure level started to become unstable. My family doctor helped me changed to different types of blood pressure drugs, but they were not that effective.
Within a day, my blood pressure could vary from 150/92, heart rate 85 in the morning, blood pressure 130/85, heart rate 80 at noon, and 145/90, 87 in the evening. I had feelings of anxiety, and I was afraid I would have a stroke.
Last month, my friend recommended me to go to Natural Care Acupuncture. But I was afraid of acupuncture, so I just asked Mr. Jiao to prepare some Chinese medicine instead. He patiently asked me many questions, and helped me measure my blood pressure, heartbeat, etc.
He prepared for me 3 days of chinese medicine, and suggested that I measure my blood pressure every morning, noon, and evening. Then on the third day, go pay him a visit again, and take both western and chinese medicine one after another, with a 3 hour interval in between.
It’s very strange, on the second day, 3 hours after I took the chinese medicine, my blood pressure dropped to 125/75, and my heart rate was 72. These two months, my blood pressure has never been this good.
During my appointment, I asked Dr. Jiao if I could stop taking the western medicine. He said he does not recommend it, because I had been taking the high blood pressure medicine for over a decade, and because of my age, I cannot just stop doing so all of a sudden.
Recently, I feel a lot better. I still have to take western medicine, but they are steady doses. My blood pressure is stable, and my sleep is very good! Thank you Dr. Jiao!