Heart disease and blood circulation issues are common place. These have major negative effects on our health as we age. Energy to complete day-to-day activities is suppressed and daily engagement and enjoyment of life is diminished. Is there a way to naturally combat these issues and improve our health? Yes. It’s a “natural bypass” using EECP therapy.
What is EECP Therapy?
The Nardella Clinic is now offering Enhanced External Counter-pulsation therapy in Calgary. Enhanced external counter-pulsation, commonly referred to as EECP, is a therapy that helps to naturally improve blood flow using external compression timed with your heart beat. EECP involves 3 cuffs placed around your legs that compress and decompress in conjunction with your heartbeat that is measured using an EKG.
EECP therapy promotes blood flow through narrowed arteries and also increases angiogenesis, a process of growing new blood vessels to increase blood flow to the heart, brain, limbs and other organs. Restoring blood flow means the heart doesn’t have to work as hard. This gives the patient back energy and increased quality of life.
Conditions treated with EECP
EECP therapy can be effective in a number of chronic conditions including:
- Congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Chronic fatigue
- Erectile dysfunction
- Peripheral vascular disease
Heart disease affects men and women
It is important to remember that heart disease can affect both women and men. A recent study that involved 90,000 patients showed that women with heart failure were more likely to be hospitalized and to die within a year of diagnosis than men. Heart disease is also the leading cause of premature death for Canadian women according to the Heart and Stroke Foundations, and women are more likely to die from a heart attack than men are. Read the article here.
EECP therapy can be used on its own, or as part of a complete naturopathic approach to treating heart disease and circulation issues. Patients are invited to schedule their first complementary EECP therapy to learn more about this treatment.