How Acupuncture Helps the Circulatory System
Along with the treatment for anxiety, insomnia, high cholesterol, and immune function, acupuncture can also improve blood circulation. Acupuncture helps improve the circulatory system by stimulating energy pathways in the body. The techniques used for acupuncture improve the circulatory system by stimulating responses in the body to dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow, explains Seattle Acupuncture Associates. The application of acupuncture relaxes blood vessels and decreases muscular stress to help reduce high blood pressure, the Seattle clinic notes. Poor circulation in the lower extremities occurs more often than in the upper extremities because the legs and feet are farther away from the pumping action of the heart, say Dr. Ben Kim, a Toronto acupuncturist. The thighs, legs, and feet can use extra help through acupuncture for an improved circulatory system that supplies cells throughout the body with oxygen and nutrients.
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