Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure

Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure

Many of our patients have high blood pressure (hypertension) and are on medication to attempt to keep it under control.  Medications contain beta blockers to slow and decrease the heart’s output, ACE inhibitors/Channel blockers or ARBs to soften vessel walls or vasodilators to enlarge vessel width. All medications have side effects and don’t really treat the underlying or root reason of the problem, which means that patients are generally on them for life.

People come to us for treatment because they either don’t like being on the medications, the medication side-effects is too great or the medications minimally aren’t working to lower their blood pressure to an acceptable level.

High Blood Pressure is best treated with Herbs

We don’t treat high blood pressure with acupuncture – we treat it with Chinese herbs.  We have found herbs to be far more efficient.  Chinese herbs are natural and safe to take when prescribed professionally.  Chinese herbs can be securely taken alongside any heart medication.

Patients continue to take any medications while we treat them and at the suitable time we liaise with their doctor about their medications. This way the patient continues with Western symptomatic treatment while we treat the underlying issues to a point where the patient has improved enough to then look at dropping or coming off the medication they are taking.

Types of High Blood Pressure Patients

We typically see four types of high blood pressure patients.

Not overweight, stiff vessels (primary hypertension) – We use herbs that logically soften the patient’s blood vessels. This can be the hardest type of blood pressure patient to treat.

Blood pressure that goes up and down-This is usually due to Kidney issues. We strive to get better the patient’s Kidney function.

Overweight, feel hot, inflammation and usually constipated– We help these patients lose weight and we cool them down, decrease inflammation and get their bowels moving properly again.

Overweight, weak, pale and anaemic – We help these patients lose weight and we strengthen them and get better their blood health.

(Best Cardiologist in Bhopal)

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