Western Medicine has failed to find effective methods of treatment of coronary disease so far. The efficiency of acupuncture in treatment of ischaemic heart disease manifesting as angina pectoris was proven beyond any doubt.
William Harvey described the circulatory system in his book published in 1628. Chinese doctors knew about the central role of the heart “ruling the vessels and pulses” at least 1500 years earlier. Careful examination of pulse opened one of the most important door into the functioning of human body providing solid basis for diagnosis. Acupuncture, as a part of Chinese Medicine, strongly influences the heart and circulation. Following article discusses the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of ischemic heart disease, irregular heartbeat and hypertension. Fascinating molecular and neural mechanisms of increasing oxygen supply for the heart muscle, influencing the electric activity of the heart, and regulating the blood pressure are also presented.