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The Cardiovascular System

The role of the cardiovascular system is to facilitate the transportation of blood around the body. Blood plays a vital role in our functioning. It supplies nutrients, inducing oxygen; removes wastes; transports hormones and responds to damage and attack.

The main organ of this system is the heart. The arteries, veins and all their component parts are also included.

Put simply, the cardiovascular system works like a pump that is connected to an elaborate network of irrigation pipes.

First then, let’s take a closer look at the pipes… essentially there are two major types of blood vessels in the body, the ones that lead oxygen rich blood away to the heart and those that bring CO2 rich blood back to the heart. There are several differences between these two, which are linked to their specific roles. The smallest vessels in the system are known as capillaries.

Rachel Geary

Rachel Geary BA(Hons), Lic. Ac. MBAcC is a fully qualified acupuncturist, having graduated from the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in 2002. She has previously practised in Inverness and Barnstaple. "I first became interested in acupuncture whilst I was at university studying History and Philosophy. I was particularly drawn to eastern philosophy, which I found particularly elegant and beautiful. I then went on to complete a three and a half year course of study in acupuncture and discovered it to exemplify these very same qualities. I feel very privileged to have been able to learn so much about the Chinese understanding of health and to be able to use this knowledge to help others." Rachel Geary is a Registered Acupuncturist, she is registered at The British Acupuncture Council (BAcC), and The Association of Community and Multibed Acupuncture Clinic (ACMAC).