Acupuncture Can Help Blood Pressure
Acupuncture, a medical practice that involves using needles to stimulate points on the body, can help an individual manage their blood pressure by utilizing the neuroendocrine system.
This system is composed of the endocrine system, which regulates the hormones and the metabolic process. The second portion of the neuroendocrine system is the connection that it has with the nervous system.
The ANS(free nervous system) is divided into two portions. The first portion is responsible for the quality of the blood from the heart, which will also control the general tone. The second portion regulates procedures such as breathing and blood pressure.
The central nervous system helps to process all the information that body receives, as well as the external stimuli. The information the body receives is then gathered by the central nervous system, which will be delivered to the brain from the spinal cord. The brain in turn will send out signals to the body.
Acupuncture can have an impact on the body, bringing equilibrium to the hormone levels of the body.
Research has confirmed that acupuncture has effects on the central nervous system, such as conditions related to heart disease, epilepsy, sleeplessness, and poly cystic ovary syndrome. Recent studies have shown high blood pressure can be a cause of an over active considerate nervous system. When this system is overstimulated, it could induce a hypertensive state. Studies have shown that acupuncture can decrease blood stress.
Research has also shown that acupuncture surpasses Captopril, a prescribed medication used to treat blood pressure.
When using acupuncture to treat high blood pressure there are certain acupoints that are more effective than others. Do note that there are many points on the body to pick from, such as points on the ears, and on either side of the body. The following are conventional Chinese actions:
• regulates the Qi and helps descend it
• unbinds the upper body
• helps to regulate the heart
• nutures the heart
• tones the heart
• clears heart fire
• calms the spirit
• fixes blood stasis
• regulates the heart Qi
• unbinds the upper body
Many Eastern treatments may be used to help cure high blood pressure. The desired treatment will be decided upon by a specialist, as each one has their own viewpoints. Herbal treatments will usually take precedence over any other treatment but will often be used in conjunction with acupuncture The two treatments used together will often be effective in treating the disease.
Lifestyle changes will need to be made as well to go along with treatments. These changes include doing light exercises, such as Tai Chi, yoga, meditation, or Qigong, changes in diet and nutrition, quality sleep and physical exercise that has been approved by your physician or acupuncturist.