Hijama Points for Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis

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Cupping Points Treatment Plan for Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis

Allow 2-4 weeks between sessions – longer if required. Hijama Points shown for each session should ONLY be used to guide the therapist. Body size, cup size, and any other conditions need to considered and appropriate care and attention taken. The number of sessions shown can be increased or reduced depending on the condition of the client.

Complete Treatment Plan

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Use the standard hijama points as an additional or as separate standalone sessions.

Standard Wet Points – 1,55,11

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Which body part or function is involved in Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis?

Vascular system or circulatory system is a network of vessels that transport blood and lymph to the whole body. This system consists of veins and arteries that deliver nutrient and oxygen to the body organs and tissues while carry the waste away for disposal. On the other hand, lymphatic vessels are involved in maintaining fluid levels in the body by draining and filtering the lymph present in different body regions.

There are three vessel types in the human body including veins that carry deoxygenated blood from allover the body towards the heart, arteries that deliver the oxygenated blood to the body taking in away from the heart, while the network of smallest blood vessels called capillaries that are spreads throughout the body connect the arteries and veins. Capillaries are the most abundant of blood vessels that are so tiny that they can penetrate every tissue in the body delivering oxygen and nutrients while collecting the waste products from there. As the blood is pumped from the heart it travels through the arteries into the small capillaries that after delivering this oxygen rich blood and other essential substances while collects the waste products and oxygen poor blood to the veins that carry it back to the heart.

Other than circulating the blood and lymph vascular system also performs some important functions in other body systems too including:

  • Digestive system – As the food is digested, and the released glucose, minerals and vitamins are collected by the capillaries present in the walls of intestine and delivered to body tissues.
  • Respiratory system -The capillaries present in the lungs are responsible for delivering the low oxygen blood to flows through the lungs where the gases are exchanged while expelling the carbon dioxide out of the body by lungs and oxygen is picked up by the blood in the capillaries.
  • Urinary system – As the blood flows through the kidneys the waste products present in the blood are filtered out by the kidneys expelled out of the body in the form of urine.

Part of the body / function involved in Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis
Narrowing of Artery Walls

What are the symptoms and effects of Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis on the body?

Vascular diseases affect the normal functioning of veins and arteries causing weakening or blockage or affecting the valves present in the veins for control of blood flow. These impairments lead to disturbance in blood flow and delivery of essential nutrients that can cause irreparable damage to the body organs. There are numerous conditions that cause vascular diseases out of these angiospasm and arteriosclerosis are leading cause of damage.

Angiospam also called vasospasm is an abnormal contraction of blood vessels that is associated with high blood pressure leading to reversible constriction of arteries and small blood vessels. There ae multiple diseases that are caused due to angiospasm such as livedo reticularis, Raynaud’s disease and acrocyanosis. These diseases can occur as reversible ischemia that does not affect the normal function of the vascular system and associated tissues or they can turn into a prolong ischemic condition that damages the involved tissue blood supply. This prolong condition can also cause imbalance in the skin chromophores including oxyhemoglobin and deoxyhemoglobin that can later give rise to membrane hypoxia, necrobiosis, and swelling of tissue.

Angiospasm play crucial role in the development of various health conditions. It can develop independently or due to some other factors such as exposure to some chemical, a medication, any other external factor or it can also develop due to some other diseases like rheumatoid, scleroderma, and systemic lupus erythematosus. When angiospasm appears along with some other disease it can be more damaging to the body so timely diagnosis and treatment at an initial stage is very important.

This is the most frequent cause of vascular disease caused when there is a buildup of plaque on the inner lining of the arteries this plaque can be present in the form of fatty substances, calcium, cellular waste, fibrin or cholesterol. The exact cause of the atherosclerosis is unknown but is a slow and progressive condition that can start in childhood but starts to develop faster with age. As the time passes the plaques starts to harden narrowing the arteries leading to limited flow of oxygenated blood to the body parts. Atherosclerosis can cause serious health conditions like stroke and heart attack. It can affect any arteries of the body including brain, heart, legs, kidneys, arms, and pelvic region and lead to different diseases depending on part of the body that is being affected.

Various factors can cause atherosclerosis:

  • Higher level of certain fats and cholesterol in the blood  
  • Smoking    
  • Hypertension    
  • Family history of heart disease in an early age  
  • High blood sugar or diabetes     
  • Obesity   
  • Lack of physical activity  
  • Aging
Food which can cause Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis
Food which can cause narrowing of the arteries

What changes in diet can help improve symptoms of Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis?

Healthy diet including higher intake of fresh fruits, vegetables, beans, fish, low fat dairy products, lean meat, wholegrain and legumes is good to avoid the development of high blood pressure and plaque formation leading to angiospasm and atherosclerosis, respectively. Also avoiding the intake of alcohol, diet that is rich in saturated fats, carbohydrates and high in sodium is essential.

Changes in lifestyle which can help Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis

Adopting healthy lifestyle is extremely important to avoid health conditions like angiospasm and atherosclerosis. Doing regular exercise and remaining physically active is the key element to avoid high blood pressure the main cause leading to angiospasm and avoiding the narrowing of arteries causing not only atherosclerosis but also become lethal for a person. Also avoid smoking to reduce the chances of disease development.

Possible alternative remedies for Angiospasm and Arteriosclerosis

High blood pressure is the major cause of angiospasm and there are certain herbs can be taken to help lower the high blood pressure including:

  • Basil
  • Ginger
  • Flax seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Hawthorn
  • Garlic

For atherosclerosis there also some herbal remedies that can improve the condition, these include:

  • Garlic     
  • Artichoke extract     
  • Red yeast rice   
  • Policosanol (An extract made from sugarcane and yams)    
  • Niacin or vitamin B-3 found in chicken, liver, tuna      
  • Hawthorn