Research Shows Promise For Acupuncture As An Effective Treatment For Elevated Blood Pressure
Acupuncture has been shown to have MANY health benefits. Today’s question is, can acupuncture therapy provide help for those who have elevated blood pressure? Can it cause a noticeable drop in blood pressure over time?
One promising study suggests that acupuncture may be quite effective for this. While the scientists conducting the trial note that it’s too soon to know for certain, their findings are positive and quite encouraging.
Roughly 70 million adults in the USA (about one in three) experience high blood pressure (source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). High blood pressure, as defined for this study, was 140-180 mmHg over 90-99 mmHg. No participants in the study were taking medication for their blood pressure.
Of course, it is possible to effectively lower blood pressure by exercising, taking medication, or a combination of these. However, this doesn’t work for everyone, and acupuncture may be a positive solution for many people who otherwise don’t fit in well with conventional treatment approaches.
The research found that blood pressure values went down while working with a small group of patients. The patients were given “electroacupuncture” treatments for 30 minutes a week. Electroacupuncture works by sending low level electrical impulses to specific points on the body.
Keep reading to learn more about the promising results of this study, and please share with others who might be interested in ways acupuncture can help those with elevated blood pressure symptoms.
Click below to view the results of the study.