Can Acupuncture Lower Your Blood Pressure?

Acupuncture is an ancient and respected form of treatment of a variety of ailments. Practiced for thousands of years in the east is still a controversial but accepted form of treatment here in the West. But can acupuncture lower your blood pressure?

A poll of American doctors in 2005 showed that 59% believe acupuncture was at least somewhat effective. As of 2004, nearly 50% of Americans who were enrolled in employer health insurance plans were covered for acupuncture treatments. – wikipedia

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific nervepoints below the skin. Acupressure works on the same principles as acupuncture except pressure is applied through massage with fingers rather than the insertion of needles.

How Acupuncture Can Lower Your Blood Pressure

Below is a list of the main acupuncture / acupressure points believed to “improve your blood pressure” as cited on  www.damazen.com the website of a Dharma-Zen Tai Chi studio in Calgary Alberta.

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Yongquan

Located on the mid-line of the sole of the foot, 2/3 of the way forward from the back of the heel. First warm up your hands by rubbing them briskly together. Then use your right hand to rub your left foot. One rub is from heel to toe then back again to the heel. In total rub your foot thirty six times, then switch. After rubbing both your feet, use a thumb to press your foot’s Yongquan point. With medium force and speed, rub in a tiny circle thirty six times. Then stimulate your other foot’s Yngquan point in the same manner.

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Baihui

A‘cross-road’ point on the vertex, belonging to the Du Mai channel. It is located at the top of the head, in line with the ears. Hold 5 fingers of each hand into a point, tap at Baihui lightly, alternating hands (left, right, left, right) for three minutes. Once in the morning and again at night.

Fengchi

Fengchi

These points (left & right) are found at the base of your skull where it meets with your spine. They’re commonly used for treatment of the common cold, the flu, headaches, neck pain, regulating blood pressure and blood circulation. Lace your fingers together, thumbs pointing up. Swing your hands to the back of your head so your thumbs rest just below your skull in the little hollows beside the central muscles along your spine. With medium force and speed, rub in tiny circles thirty six times

Well there you have it according to Dharma-Zen Tai Chi. I’ve never used acupuncture myself although I have massaged the Fengchi points cited above to ward off headaches – with good results. There is certainly more to manipulating the nervous system than meets the eye.

Has anyone used acupuncture or acupressure to help regulate their blood pressure? Has it worked? Share the wealth.

I can state that certain diets and exercises can lower blood pressure back to healthy levels without the need of medications. I’m living proof of that fact.

 

Lower your blood pressure naturally (for less cost)

Whether or not you want to try acupuncture, there’s a lot you can do at home to lower your blood pressure naturally. For starters, there is a large choice of affordable natural ingredients that lower blood pressure. Many of these spices, herbs, berries, fruits, grains, vegetables, meats and drinks are available in local stores.

Of course there are other factors beyond diet (like fitness and stress) that affect your blood pressure. So the best way to lower your blood pressure without drugs is to apply a broader approach – covering all causes and cures with natural home-based remedies.

lower your blood pressure naturallyThe guide contains simple and proven strategies for lowering your blood pressure and keeping it low through easy, effective and enjoyable changes in lifestyle.

These progressive steps are based on the principle that positive incremental change is always best in health matters.

Each chapter will take you further along the road of greater vigour and peace of mind (and a healthy blood pressure).

Click on the link below for more information:

Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally Guide

 

P.S. This guide shows you how to lower your blood pressure permanently and naturally without side-effects or complications.

Follow each step to get your blood pressure back in balance.

Choose between a wide range of delicious foods that reduce your blood pressure. Include a number of mental and physical exercises in your schedule for both relaxation and invigoration.

Following this guide will reduce, and in time, eliminate your need for blood pressure lowering medications.

This is a guide for good healthy living and will be beneficial for all – even if you don’t currently suffer from high blood pressure.

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2 comments

  • Rory Allen

    Thank You.

    I am presently in the UK, but am South Africa. Of Irish
    and Celtic orgin, I am a Celt so believe in things esoteric

    Ex professional soldier, one time aircraft designer, now a
    film concept creator,

    Over time I have occasionally studied the ancient ‘art’ of healing, and believe in the fact that some can pass on
    healing by touch and ‘mind’-mesaging.

    Certainly I can endorse the concept of using the pressure points for producing great results, such as netrualizing
    long-term migraine and emoving stress from others, and
    sometimes self.

    The UK is a Western country which has the distinction of having the most highly stressed, mentally tortured and
    unrelaxed countries in the Western World, perhaps due to its up-tight and woeful governmental style !

    I believe it is for this reason that alternative healers,
    Shiatsu, Reiki, the ‘laying on of hands’,spiritual healing and contact massage are officially regarded as suspect by
    a government which , regardless of political persuasion of
    the ruling party, will automatically acquire the style of the Inquisitorial orders of earlier times,like the
    Sanhedrin at the time of Christ and the Courts which
    condemned the Cathar Healers at Montsegur, and in
    what was kindly called the Dissolution by England’s
    Henry VIII. This was no gradual change of religion but
    the mass genocide of a large part of the puopuation which followed the Roman Catholic faith which had created the
    centres of learning,human development , the sciences and
    healing , with the World’s first ‘hospices’ the leper
    colonies and the schools whch were teaching the sciences
    and knowledge of Ancient Egypt, by way of the Greek and
    Roman rulers which the Romans had brought to Europe.

    England has many fine but gaunt ruins which were once great
    cathedrals, convents, hospitals, centres of learning and
    other buldngs of great beuty and function, laid to waste ,
    while Europe still proudly has its fine ancient sites and cathedrals and have enlightened govermments which have
    populations facing the same problems as the British, but
    have enlightened approaches which result in far happier
    national outlooks.

    I mention this because I feel that the UK as a whole needs
    a re-awakening in terms of its shocking popouation health decline, and responsible nations need to get together to
    help it in the interntional interest.

    The British government has a current anathema toward those of us who dare to live longer that 65. We are regarded as a burden, and with the way thinking is going I can see
    a kind of ‘gentle’ ‘gerricide’ coming.

    Coming back to ‘touch’ healing, it has immense value- and does work, even though almost outlawed in the UK. It needs
    a serious research program in a country which has led
    in making war throighout the World.

    Kind Regards Rory. Thanks for the great report , Keep up the good work.

    The points recommended in your blog do reallly work – we
    do have the capability

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