Acupuncture treatments for...
The cardiovascular system is responsible for carrying nutrients and oxygen to the tissues and removing waste. When this system is compromised, heart conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, heart attacks, and heart failure can occur. Integrating acupuncture into your heart healthy regime, along with making other healthy choices, can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease significantly.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure (also known as hypertension) is a serious medical condition marked by an elevated arterial pressure. Symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, dizziness, disorientation and drowsiness. Many people who seek an acupuncturist’s help are already using medicine to control their blood pressure. As treatments progress and their pressure comes down, a lot of those patients have been able to slowly reduce their reliance on medication.
Acupuncture Lowered My Blood Pressure
“My blood pressure was trending up and I was told that I might need medicine to control it. My blood pressure was at 145/90. After one session of acupuncture, I felt far less anxious and my blood pressure is down to 122/80 – measured it three times!” — Karen K., Wilton
If you experience a pounding or fluttering sensation in your chest you may be having heart palpitations. Most often these feelings are not serious, but they do represent an underlying imbalance that should be treated. Because of its balancing nature, acupuncture works very well to regulate the rhythms of your heart. Since acupuncture helps your body open blocked energy channels, it strengthens your heart muscles so that it is less likely to react in an unsteady manner.
Bradycardia refers to a slower than normal heart rate. If your resting heart rate is under 60 beats per minute and you are experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, fainting, or shortness of breath, then you need a professional examination and treatment. This is especially important since this condition can lead to problems if your heart isn’t receiving enough oxygenated blood. Acupuncture has proven to be very valuable in helping the heart maintain its strength and prevent the need for surgical interventions.