Gaia Professionals


General Cardiovascular Support

Practitioners in the world of natural medicine who use holistic, integrative approaches may think they can’t help people with serious or moderate cardiovascular problems because they are not experienced in working with those patients. However, if practitioners don’t provide specific support to their patients with ailing cardiovascular systems, those patients face increased risk of heart attacks, strokes, continued buildup of artery-clogging plaque, and further decay of their blood vessels. As patients get sicker, the number of pharmaceutical drugs prescribed for them will increase. Practitioners can help such patients avoid these negative outcomes, sometimes with simple measures.

Inflammation is problematic for many body systems, including the cardiovascular system. Inflammation makes cholesterol “sticky,” which can lead to negative cardiovascular events. In the heart tissue itself, the energy of the cardiac cell tissue can be compromised. If the cardiac cellular level is compromised, then the function of the heart and the blood vessels around the body will also be affected.

Cardiac rhythm disorders are rampant, and the causes can be difficult to ascertain. These disorders are not all readily explained by hormonal changes, stress, or other events that might seem to be a contributing factor to cardiac rhythm disorders. Additionally, cardiac blood flow (blood flow to the heart itself) and systemic blood flow (blood flow all over the body) can both be compromised.

The webinar and white paper below address these areas pertaining to cardiovascular health:

• Common cardiovascular problems
• The consequences of inaction
• Which patients may benefit from botanical interventions
• The science behind these botanical agents for cardiovascular healing, and their clinical applications:
• Hawthorn (crataegus)
• Turmeric and curcumin (curcuma longa)
• Ginkgo (ginkgo biloba)

Webinar - Botanical Strategies for Cardiovascular Support

Botanical medicines have substantial research and centuries-old traditions of use to support cardiovascular health. This webinar will review in detail the evidence-based clinical uses of key botanicals for improving the function of the cardiovascular system. Emphasis is placed on indications for usage, side effects and any known interactions with pharmaceutical drugs. Guidance for dosing is provided. Strategies to support both the arterial and venous cardiovascular system are presented.

Download webinar Recorded February 15, 2012. Presented by Dr. Beverly Yates, ND