Reduce High Blood Pressure Naturally with Acupuncture
High blood pressure (Hypertension) is a common problem as we get older. The increase in pressure can eventually lead to increased incidence of heart attack or stroke as the Cardiovascular system is put under more strain. Common causes can be due to hardening or narrowing of the artery walls or increased fluid retention causing an increase in blood volume. Often addressing lifestyle issues like diet (reducing salt) and increasing exercise can help reduce your blood pressure and prolong the health of your Cardiovascular system. Often though medication is the main form of treatment, which once you are on it, you never come off it. There is though a natural alternative.Recent research has shown that Acupuncture is just as effective in reducing blood pressure are many Pharmaceutical approaches. In Chinese Medicine, increased blood pressure is caused by heat, -which like in nature- causes things to move more quickly. This results in the blood moving faster and thus increasing in pressure. We use Acupuncture points which help clear this heat and reduce the rate at which the blood flows to return the body to a nice equilibrium.
The benefits of Acupuncture over using drugs is that we are addressing the root cause of the increased blood pressure, we are not just band aiding the problem This will help achieve longer lasting results which means better long term health for you.
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