If you have high blood pressure, acupuncture can help. Has your doctor said that blood pressure medications are in your future? Do you currently take blood pressure medicine and still have trouble? The Raleigh Acupuncture hypertension treatment can reduce your blood pressure, help you stay off meds, or help reduce the the negative side effects of the meds you are currently taking.
Raleigh Acupuncture Hypertension Treatment
Watch this video to learn more about our treatment.
What Is Hypertension?
Hypertension is elevated systolic and/or diastolic blood pressure. 90% of all hypertension is called essential hypertension (not triggered by another condition). Over 40 million Americans have this condition. The upper limit of normal blood pressure in adults is 140/90mm/Hg.
Mild hypertension can often be controlled with dietary and lifestyle changes. However, if these don’t work to lower blood pressure, the patient will typically be placed on medications. Acupuncture can lower blood pressure in mild hypertensive patients to avoid the need for medications. It can also help patients on medications to get better control of their blood pressure.
How It Works
Acupuncture lowers blood pressure by restoring balance to the body. When you come for acupuncture we assess your health and determine the imbalances you currently have. These are responsible for your high blood pressure.
By treating you with specific acupuncture points, we can restore proper balance. When we do, your blood pressure will fall. If you have mild hypertension, you may be able to postpone blood pressure medications. If you are currently taking medications for high blood pressure, we can still improve your pressure. The treatment will also reduce negative side effects you are experiencing from taking the medication.
What To Expect
We approach the treatment of hypertension differently from Western medicine. Chinese medicine is all about balance. To restore balance we need to establish the imbalance responsible for the elevated blood pressure. We recognize 8 main imbalances. I will list them to give you a sense about how our medicine works. The names won’t necessarily make sense to you, but the Raleigh Acupuncture hypertension treatment works to address each of these imbalances:
Pattern Imbalances Responsible for Hypertension
- Ascendant Liver Yang
- Phlegm Fire
- Liver/Kidney Yin Deficiency
- Chong/Ren Imbalance
- Blood Stasis
- Phlegm Blockage
- Qi/Yin Deficiency
- Yin/Yang Deficiency
The treatment you receive depends on which of these patterns you have. For example, if you present with mild hypertension due to Ascendant Liver Yang we will use acupuncture to anchor the yang and smooth the Liver function. When balance is restored, blood pressure will drop.
A summary of current research showing how acupuncture lowers blood pressure can be found HERE.
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What our Clients are Saying
My doctor was trying to get me to start hypertension medication because I was borderline for over a year. I didn’t want to because I knew I’d be on them forever. My wife did research and found Raleigh Acupuncture. They treated me and were able to lower my blood pressure to 135/85. My doctor says that if I maintain that level I don’t need to start the meds. I recommend Raleigh Acupuncture. They are professional, kind and know their stuff.
I was taking blood pressure medication but was unable to stabilize my blood pressure. Acupuncture reduced my stress and brought my blood pressure under control. Thank you Raleigh Acupuncture!!!