Cinnamon and heart health have a well-known connection in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Western medicine now has some answers to why this is so.

CINNAMON; Nutraceutical Supplement for Heart Health

An herbal action of cinnamon (called rou gui) in Chinese medicine is “warming the heart yang”.


In TCM, the “heart yang” means the energy a heart uses to operate. Essentially, this is the cardiac rhythm of a normal functioning heart. Blockages in arteries have a negative impact on heart function. TCM practitioners describe this condition as “heart yang deficiency”. In TCM terms, “warming the heart yang” means taking steps to bring the heart yang back towards balance.


Cinnamon contains compounds that suppress formation of irregularities in the walls of arteries. These compounds also affect blood sugar levels. Both these things have a direct impact on the formation of blockages in arteries.

Cinnamon is one of 400+ herbs that make up the materia medica of Chinese herbalism. To learn its health benefits and those of other medicinal herbs, please contact us today.

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Dr. Dan Perez is both a Western-trained physician and a graduate of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine. Based in Austin, Texas, AOMA is recognized as one of the leading schools in Chinese Medicine. Being both an expert in Western medicine and Chinese medicine, Dr. Perez offers his patients natural, minimally invasive and integrative medical options for treating a variety of chronic medical conditions. If you would like to know more about how Dr. Perez can help with your health and well being, contact him today. You can contact Dr. Perez at his office, located just off of Bee Cave Road in northwest Austin (near Lakeway), for more information or to book an appointment.