What makes HDL good

If you have had your cholesterol checked, you received a report indicating your total cholesterol, HDL (sometimes referred to as “good” cholesterol), LDL (sometimes referred to as “bad” cholesterol) and triglycerides.

I wanted to discuss what makes HDL good and why it is important to keep the HDL above 50mg/dl of blood.

HDL (high density lipoprotein) removes cholesterol (a component of plaque) from arterial walls. HDL also protects LDL (low density lipoprotein) against oxidation and protects the endothelium (inner wall of the artery) from inflammation- one of the primary factors that cause atherosclerosis.

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COVID-19 Announcement

To Our Acupuncture Atlanta Community

As Georgia starts to reopen, Acupuncture Atlanta is committed to providing quality care and helping you stay healthy in this environment defined by a new normal. Acupuncture at its core is a preventative modality and our practitioners are here to work with you and design a treatment plan that is suitable for your specific needs.

The clinic will resume treatments on May 7th with limited hours and new guidelines. Please check the Book Appointment page for available days and time slots, or call us. 

We will also be taking extra protective measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff:

·      Provide disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers

·      Practitioners will wear protective masks and gloves

·      Use disposable paper sheets

·      Treatment tables and other surfaces will be sanitized after each patient.

·      Appointments will be spread out to allow time for sanitizing treatment rooms

·      Minimize the number of people waiting in the front lobby


Please check your appointment confirmations for specific instructions. Our commitment to keeping everyone safe and healthy is our top priority.