High Blood Pressure

Did you know that 1 in 3 adult Americans have a high blood pressure? And since having high blood pressure does not usually show any signs or symptoms, it would be great to have your blood pressure regularly checked, especially if you have a family history of this condition.

Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure (HBP) is a condition in which one’s blood pressure stays consistently high for a long period of time. High blood pressure is known to be a “silent killer” because it can go on for years without being detected, as there are usually no signs and symptoms associated with it. Having this condition is dangerous because it can eventually lead to problems like heart disease and stroke.

Acupuncture: A Non-Drug Treatment

Acupuncture and high blood pressure involves the insertion of thin needles into specific acupuncture points in the body. Stimulating the invisible pathways or meridians which connects a body part to another, done through needle insertion, sends impulses to the brain which activate different areas in the body, help manage pain and restore optimal health.

 

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In acupuncture blood pressure treatments, the particular acupuncture points linked to the cardiovascular system must be stimulated. Studies conducted on acupuncture’s effect on hypertension led to patient participants’ experiencing a noticeable drop in their blood pressure (BP). Other studies have also shown that other beneficial changes follow, such as decreasing the risks of:

  • Heart failure
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Stroke

Acupuncture high blood pressure treatment helps reduce the need for HBP medications which has a lot of side effects such as: headache, dizziness and nausea, skin rashes, diarrhea and even feelings of nervousness and fatigue. Acupuncture and high blood pressure can then be applied as a drug-free alternative that is sure to be as successfully effective as maintenance meds in lowering BP.*