Case 1

A 57-year-old woman has been having high cholesterol for three years.  She takes medication to help reduce her cholesterol but it is still above 200 (which is high).  She also suffers from high blood pressure and takes blood pressure medication.  When she came to HolliBalance Well-Being Center, her blood pressure was 152/87 while being on the blood pressure medication (still very high).  She was experiencing some dizziness and palpitations for the past three years and she was looking for help with this.  She was given a customized herbal formula that would treat the root cause of both the dizziness and heart palpations, which are the manifestations of Hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol) and Hypertension (high blood pressure).  After taking this formula for 6 months, she does not have any palpitations or dizziness.  After a physical examination, the result of the blood test shows that her cholesterol has reduced to 180 and her blood pressure is also under better control by the medication and it stayed around 120/80 (normal range).

Case 2

A 50-year-old male has been experiencing dizziness and palpitations.  He monitors his blood pressure regularly and recently it has been fluctuating.  Sometimes the readings are normal then other times it can be very high (around 150-160 / 85-90).  The first time he came to HolliBalance Well-being Center he said he had been feeling dizzy after working in the garden.  The blood pressure before the treatment was 160/85, and after the acupuncture treatment the blood pressure went down to 117/75.  He started taking customized herbal formula for blood pressure and for his enlarged prostate.  His blood pressure has been stable, not fluctuating like before.  Occasionally when he feels a little light-headed, he takes the herbal formula and within a half an hour his blood pressure returns to normal.