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Acupuncture Cleveland and High Blood Pressure or Hypertension

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Blood Pressure is basically how strong blood flow is against the arterial walls. Blood Pressure is measured as two numbers, the systolic and diastolic. In this blood pressure 110/90, for example, the upper positioned number, 110, is the systolic blood pressure.  This is the measure of the pressure in the arteries when the heart contracts and squeezes out blood per beat of the heart.  The lower positioned number, 90, is the diastolic blood pressure which shows the pressure when the heart relaxes before another beat begins.

High blood pressure can result when the heart exerts massive pressure pumping blood or when the smaller blood vessels become more narrow, which necessitates more pressure from the heart to help blood pass through these more narrowed vessels.  The heart may be strong enough to tolerate an elevated blood pressure for several years; however, eventually, it may enlarge and become diseased.

High blood pressure has really no obvious external symptoms and it can remain hidden for quite a while.  While it is left untreated it can wreak havoc to the major organs like the blood vessels, liver, kidney and the heart.  Oral contraceptives can cause high blood pressure or hypertension.  Treating high blood pressure or hypertension often includes dietary and lifestyle modifications and use of natural alternative treatments.  Lifestyle changes involves being physically active and avoiding stress filled work and environments.  If prescribed medications are essential for the person’s high blood pressure, they can be combined with herbal medicines to complement the prescription drugs and even neutralize the harmful toxins that cause side effects to the body.

Exercising is an excellent way to lower one’s blood pressure.  One can exercise at least 20 minutes a day to achieve a good cardiovascular workout and to control blood pressure.

Acupuncture Cleveland for the lowering of high blood pressure is particularly effective for patients with hypertension.  The acupuncturist may physically examine the patient and observe the patient’s symptoms to determine a diagnosis and then identify the meridian points that are to be needled.  The patient who has high blood pressure or hypertension importantly needs to control this disease at all times as it can all of a sudden lead to a stroke or heart attack.  Electrical stimulation integrated with acupuncture or electro-acupuncture can bring faster lowering of the blood pressure in individuals as observed by researchers who have conducted studies analyzing the potency of electro acupuncture to certain types of diseases including high blood pressure.

Ignoring one’s high blood pressure is a very risky undertaking.  Hypertension or high blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” since it does not exhibit obvious symptoms and can lead to a fatal heart attack or a stroke anytime.  When you discover you have blood pressure, take the necessary steps to control it everyday.

Written by Valerie

March 11th, 2012 at 1:17 pm

Posted in Acupuncture