Thursday, 24 April 2014

Does Acupuncture Really Work for High Blood Pressure?

Researchers have discovered that acupuncture does really work for high blood pressure in hypertensive patients by normalizing blood chemistry. Published in The Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, the research team discovered that acupuncture exerts long-lasting therapeutic effects for hypertension patients. The normalization of blood chemistry in response to acupuncture stimulation allows the effects of the acupuncture to last well beyond the treatment period.

Acupuncture treatments were administered once per week for total of 8 weeks. The treatment duration was 30 minutes per office visit. A total of 71% of hypertension patients demonstrated significant reductions in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

In this controlled experiment, sham acupuncture did not lower hypertension but true acupuncture successfully lowered hypertension.

In a related study, researchers at the University of California, Irvine and University of California, Los Angeles concluded that acupuncture lowers high blood pressure. The researchers found that acupuncture successfully reduces hypertension. Additionally, it was discovered that the application of this acupuncture treatment prescription protocol protected heart tissues and reduced arrhythmias.

They also measured how acupuncture achieves positive clinical outcomes for patients with high blood pressure. It was discovered that electro acupuncture stimulates neurons in specific brain regions that control sympathetic nerve stimulation throughout the body. The investigators mapped the neurological network stimulated by acupuncture and concluded that it is acupuncture’s ability to activate brain centers that allows it to lower high blood pressure.

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