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International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine, 2023, 5(6); doi: 10.25236/IJFM.2023.050619.

The Exploration of the Relationship between Intestinal Flora and Hypertension based on "heart and small intestine"


Bairong Wang1, Xuebin Chen2, Danyang Hao1

Corresponding Author:
Xuebin Chen

1Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712046, China

2Affiliated Hospital of Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, Xianyang, Shaanxi, 712000, China


"The heart and the small intestine are in sympathy with each other" is one of the classical theories in Chinese medicine, which believes that the heart and the small intestine are in sympathy with each other, and the internal organs are in sympathy with each other, with physiological correlation and pathological correlation, therefore, in terms of treatment, there are methods to treat the internal organs for diseases of the organs, to treat the internal organs for diseases of the organs, and to treat the internal organs together. This theory is in line with the modern medical research that hypertension is related to the intestinal flora. It is found that the occurrence of hypertension will cause changes in the structure, diversity and richness of the intestinal flora, and similarly, the metabolites produced by the intestinal flora will in turn affect the development of hypertension. Therefore, this article intends to discuss the TCM connotation of "the heart and small intestine are in harmony with each other", the TCM etiology and pathogenesis of hypertension, and the relationship between hypertension and intestinal flora, in order to provide new ideas for the regulation of intestinal flora in TCM to prevent and treat hypertension.


Heart and small intestine; Hypertension; Intestinal flora; Chinese medicine

Cite This Paper

Bairong Wang, Xuebin Chen, Danyang Hao. The Exploration of the Relationship between Intestinal Flora and Hypertension based on "heart and small intestine". International Journal of Frontiers in Medicine (2023), Vol. 5, Issue 6: 124-131. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFM.2023.050619.


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