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.
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.
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.
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.
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