How Chinese Medicine Views and Treats High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is caused by the inflammation of the artery inner lining. Once the artery is inflamed, the inner layer of the artery, called endothelial lining, becomes swollen and narrows the artery opening. Blood cannot pass through the artery easily. It requires the heart to work harder to push the blood flow through the narrowed artery. This is what causes high blood pressure.