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High Blood Pressure and Acupuncture St Helens

In the United States 1 in 3 people suffer from high blood pressure.  High blood pressure is referred to as a silent killer since there are few symptoms associated with high blood pressure and the disease may go unnoticed for many years.  When this silent killer does manifest itself it can cause kidney failure, heart attack or stroke.

Many treatments are available for high blood pressure to help manage the problem.  Medication intake is the most popular form of treatment, and is quite effective for many high blood sufferers.  The medicines can greatly lower blood pressure effectively and quickly but as in all types of medication patients are likely to experience varying degrees of negative side effects from high blood pressure drugs.  The more sensible ones will avoid prescription drugs altogether and look for more natural and safer forms of treatment.  One of the best alternative natural treatments for this disease is acupuncture.

Acupuncture St Helens has been used in treating high blood pressure for many thousands of years.  It originated in China and uses in its procedures filiform needles inserted at selected points on the body to treat many kinds of illnesses and relieve pain.  Western science still has not figured out how acupuncture truly works although global health organizations such as the World Health Organization and the National Institutes for Health have acknowledged acupuncture’s effectiveness in treating certain conditions such as infertility, stress, anxiety and depression among others.

Studies done regarding acupuncture workings against high blood pressure show that acupuncture has the ability to manipulate the brain’s control over the respiratory system.  Acupuncture manipulates the brain to lessen oxygen need and this reduces the work load of the heart, which then causes blood pressure to drop.  Studies also show that electroacupuncture is by far a better technique than traditional acupuncture for lowering blood pressure.

Acupuncture can be combined with Chinese herbal medicine to better fight high blood pressure.  There are literally hundreds of Chinese herbal formulas that help address this problem.  It is important that the herbalist is licensed to prevent using formulas that may counter the effect of medications the patient is presently taking.  A good acupuncturist should be one who is licensed and should provide dietary and lifestyle advice to the patient besides being a good herbalist and skilled acupuncturist.  Good advices such as eating more vegetables and fruits, lessening of salt intake, indulging in gentle physical activities and minimizing stress are necessary for battling high blood pressure.  Acupuncture for high blood pressure is a great weapon but is not the only weapon one should use in fighting this silent killer.  Lifestyle and dietary changes are also very important weapons that should be used to battle high blood pressure.

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