Can Acupuncture Help Lower High Blood Pressure?

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

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4 Responses to Can Acupuncture Help Lower High Blood Pressure?

  1. Franklyn Catalfamo says:

    There is a weak relationship between severity of pain and degree of oxygen deprivation in the heart muscle (i.e., there can be severe pain with little or no risk of a Myocardial infarction (commonly known as a heart attack), and a heart attack can occur without pain). In some cases Angina can be extremely serious and has been known to cause death. People that suffer from average to severe cases of Angina have an increased percentage of death before the age of 55, usually around 60%.””:..

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  2. Dwayne Neglia says:

    Hypertension is classified as either primary (essential) hypertension or secondary hypertension; about 90–95% of cases are categorized as “primary hypertension” which means high blood pressure with no obvious underlying medical cause.^^;;

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  3. Fredia Rozanski says:

    Hypertension occurs in approximately 8–10% of pregnancies.Most women with hypertension in pregnancy have pre-existing primary hypertension, but high blood pressure in pregnancy may be the first sign of pre-eclampsia, a serious condition of the second half of pregnancy and puerperium.”-,`

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  4. nutrition says:

    The blood pressure is the pressure that occurs when the blood is pumped from the heart out into the body. How high the pressure is depends on the amount of power the heart is working with. The blood pressure is too high when the heart is working harder than it should and the blood is pumped through the arteries with a higher pressure than is normal.

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