Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure
Acupuncture can lower high blood pressure say researchers after a new study?
Where’s the surprise in that say Chinese acupuncture experts who have been using it for that purpose for hundreds if not thousands of years.
Have you tried acupucture as a treatment for blood pressure?
How did it work for you? Read more below.
Can Acupuncture Treatment Lower Blood Pressure
Acupuncture Treatment for High Blood Pressure
Can acupuncture treatment be used to lower blood pressure? Chinese medicine specialists have always claimed that it could – but is there any good western medical evidence to support this idea?
Recent research may have begun to answer that question.
It seems that acupuncture combined with electronic stimulation can really lower high blood pressure. Experiments recently showed that acupuncture treatment reduced blood pressure by as much as fifty percent.
It seems that acupuncture might be able to be used as a complement to other medical blood pressure treatments.
The acupuncture needles were placed into acupuncture points on the inside of the forearm, slightly above the wrist.
When the acupuncture was applied on its own, it had no effect on blood pressure but when small, low frequency electrical currents were passed through the needles, the blood pressure went down by between 40 and 50%. Thirty minutes of treatment reduced blood pressure by nearly 25mmHg, with the effect lasting for almost two hours.
The acupuncture effect on blood pressure is not yet fully understood but it’s thought that acupuncture triggered the release of chemicals in the brain that in turn changed the response of the cardiovascular system and thus lowered blood pressure.