Hypertension means high blood pressure. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood pumped by the heart, size and condition of the arteries.
High blood pressure can be brought down naturally through acupuncture and herbs.
Scandanavian studies show that acupuncture can increase the Heart’s working capacity, reduce angina pain and the need for medication.
Get Heart Health with Acupuncture!
Description: Many factors affect blood pressure, including volume of water in the body; salt content of the body; condition of the kidneys, nervous system, or blood vessels; and levels of various hormones in the body. These conditions can be a product of stress, lifestyle or genes.
Treatment: Acupuncture and herbs can help correct the root condition and bring down blood pressure. Acupuncture encourages the body to promote natural functioning by sending the body signals so the body can correct its imbalances. The objective is to improve all systems, prevent and treat later complications, correct imbalance, adjust the immune system and boost energy.
Acupuncture on certain points can bring down blood pressure.
*Research shows that acupuncture on ST36 and Du20 was effective in lowering blood pressure on 318 cases of hypertension by one practitioner.
*72.6% of those cases normalized blood pressure in one week.
*An additional 18.9% normalized within two weeks.
*Only 8.5% had no improvement in blood pressure in two weeks.
**Overall improvement rate was 91.5%!!!!
—-A case study abstract from The Journal of Chinese Medicine, Vol.34., No. 10, 1993
Five Steps to a Healthy Heart with Acupuncture
*These small steps can reduce your risk by as much as 80%
1. Managing high blood pressure
-by inserting needles into specific points, Opioids will be stimulated and released. This decrease the Heart’s Activity, and thus its need for oxygen, this in turn lowers the blood pressure.
2. Quit Smoking
-as it is related to Heart Health.
3. Maintain a healthy weight
-as it is associated with high blood pressure.
4. Reduce Stress
-if unmanaged can lead to high blood pressure.
– Acupuncture and herbs help to decrease stress.
5. Improve Sleep
-research shows that getting at least 8 hours of sleep is needed for good Heart Health. Acupuncture focuses on the root cause of what is causing the insomnia. Therefore-those that use acupuncture for insomnia get better sleep plus improve physical and mental health.
Heart Healthy Foods
Green Tea-Reduces bad cholesterol, boosts good cholesterol, and improves platelets in the blood and may even lower BP.
Garlic- 1 clove/day. Discourages red blood cells from sticking together and blocking your arteries.
Fruit-Oranges contain folic acid. Grapes contain flavanoids and resveratol=both antioxidants that discourage blood cell clumping. Pomegranate juice-potassium and polyphenols
Dark Green Veggies-antioxidants for Heart Health
Fish-Omega 3 –fatty acids
Flaxseed –Omega -3
Nuts-5 oz a week