Stay Heart Healthy with Acupuncture!
Is high blood pressure a concern for you or a loved one? Acupuncture can help heart health!
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the body becomes elevated. More than 90% of hypertension cases are classified as “Primary Hypertension,” which means that no particular medical cause can be pinpointed. The remaining cases (“Secondary Hypertension”) stem either from conditions of the kidneys or the endocrine or circulatory systems. Acupuncture can treat both.
Symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, dizziness, visual disorientation and drowsiness. According to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, middle-aged Americans face a staggering 90 percent chance of developing hypertension.
If left untreated, high blood pressure can cause of strokes, heart attack, kidney failure and arterial aneurysm — definitely something better to pay attention to rather than ignore.
Acupuncture is very helpful in the treatment of high blood pressure. It has a regulatory effect on blood pressure, whether high or low, by controlling the flow of qi (life energy, life force) and blood throughout the body.
Acupuncture can work alongside other treatment programs. In Western medicine studies suggest that acupuncture helps by regulating hormone levels and body’s sensors (baroreceptors) to normalize low blood pressure. In many cases it can reduce or even remove the need for traditional blood pressure medications — which can come with many side effects.
Even if you don’t have hypertension, everyone can benefit by maintaining a healthy weight, reducing sugar and sodium intake, finding healthy ways of dealing with stress, quitting smoking, and exercising on a regular basis.
If you would like to learn more about how acupuncture can treat hypertension visit us at www.ctacupuncture.com or call 203-259-1660 to make an appointment.
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Sources: British Acupuncture Council