Study Shows Acupuncture Can Lower Blood Pressure

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Study Shows Acupuncture Can Lower Blood Pressure

 A recent study conducted at the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California Irvine was able to use a specific set acupuncture points for the treatment of high blood pressure. Sixty five individuals with mild to moderate high blood pressure were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups, one group received acupuncture specific for high blood pressure and the other receiving acupuncture not related to blood pressure. The results revealed that acupuncture can significantly lower blood pressure in individuals with mild to moderate high blood pressure. It took about a month before there was significant reduction in blood pressure, but the reductions in blood pressure persisted after the acupuncture sessions were completed. High blood levels of these chemicals are associated with high blood pressure. In the active acupuncture group, blood levels of these hormones also diminished corresponding with a reduction in high blood pressure.

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