Hypertension-related diseases are among the leading causes of mortality in the world. About one out in three adults in the United States suffer from high blood pressure, which can lead to many life-threatening problems including heart attacks, stroke, kidney disease, and metabolic disorders.
Acupuncture can help by offering natural and pain-free methods to help manage high blood pressure.
Hypertension is a condition caused by increased blood pressure against artery walls. Systolic and diastolic measurements are used to determine the amount of pressure within the arteries, and high numbers indicate Hypertension. Several factors affect high blood pressure, including an adverse effect of an underlying health condition, an unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle, or genetics.
Hypertension is sometimes referred to as a “silent killer” since it does not present any signs or symptoms before the onset of increased pressure in the blood vessels. This disease is a prevalent condition that is becoming increasingly common. Some good news for those at risk or those already experiencing increased blood pressure, however, is there are several ways to prevent and treat the condition, decreasing damage.
Acupuncture has been discovered as having the potential to help treat and efficiently reduce high blood pressure.
Many people who are suffering from high blood pressure look for a natural and effective way to deal with the condition. There are various medications available to treat Hypertension, yet patients commonly seek alternative ways to reduce high blood pressure as it can be more effective at treating the root causes and reduces the potential for serious side effects.
Acupuncture helps by stimulating the nervous system to release nitric oxide, a neurochemical needed to achieve well-balanced homeostasis. Specifically, acupuncture regulates the release of the neurochemicals needed to dilate the blood vessels, increases the release of adenosine (the chemical responsible for opening coronary blood vessels) and helps reduce inflammation of the vessels. Chinese herbal formulas have also proven effective in stabilizing blood pressure and reducing other hypertension risk factors.
Acupuncturists can treat high blood pressure using several methods. One method is a special type of acupuncture called Electro-acupuncture is utilizes low-intensity electrical impulses which trigger a chemical response from your body, prompting the brain to produce needed hormones to regulate factors contributing to increased blood pressure.
Hypertension can develop from a variety of contributing factors, but most often the cause cannot be directly identified. Some risk factors that can be controlled include weight management, sodium intake, alcohol consumption, and tobacco use.
Hypertension should be taken very seriously, as it can lead to significant health problems if left unchecked. Acupuncture can assist by tapping into the body's natural healing mechanisms and support the reduction of high blood pressure.
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