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High blood pressure acupuncture in  Orlando is a very safe and effective alternative treatment for high blood pressure. In fact, it is the most widely used complementary form of treatment for this condition.

Acupuncture for the treatment of high blood pressure is a drug-free type of therapy acupuncture that takes advantage of the body’s psychological, energetic and physical energies to enable the body to heal itself. Some medical scientists believe that acupuncture is more potent than any lifestyle changes or single- drug therapy for high blood pressure.

There are a couple of approaches that TCM can use to treat high blood pressure. One approach is to treat the symptoms; the other is to treat the patient in a holistic manner. To resolve high blood pressure, the acupuncturist will need to needle the points as soon as a hypertension diagnosis is known. The needles are placed in the affected acupuncture points. The stimulation of these points will cause the raised blood pressure to fall.

In a lot of cases, the concrete and preexisting conditions of the patient are not taken into account. Usually, the acupuncturist will needle acupoints such as the LU 11 (shaoshang), ST 16 (hsusanli), and ST 9 (Renying). To prevent any complications from arising, the acupuncturist needs to exercise extreme caution.

Treating high blood pressure with acupuncture can be a challenging task since diagnosis is determined through the differentiation of syndromes. Medical aspects of each patient’s cases, including the signs and symptoms, especially the type of the pulse of the patient need to be thoroughly examined. This will help identify the nature and type of the specific case in order to select the correct medical approach to the treat the condition.

Based on the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture sees hypertension as having four primary kinds of syndromes:

Syndrome 1: Yin and Yang insufficiency”

This syndrome is marked by thin and taut pulse, tinnitus, a pale tongue with white coating, fatigue, palpitation and dizziness. These symptoms develop due to yin and yang’s insufficiency in the body.

Syndrome 2: Yin- insufficiency syndrome of the liver and kidney

The symptoms this syndrome holds include a taut and thin pulse, dry and red tongue with minimal coating, sleeplessness, weakness of the legs and waist, dizziness, and uncomfortable and dry sensation in the eyes. This syndrome occurs due to liver and kidney yin deficiency.

Syndrome 3: Excessive yang, deficient yin.

Symptoms: rapid pulse, palpitation, hot sensation in the soles and palms, dry mouth, dizziness and headache. This syndrome is caused by deficient liver yin and abundant liver yang.

Syndrome 4: Abundant liver- yang

Symptoms: restlessness, bitter taste in the mouth, flushed eyes and face, headache and dizziness. This syndrome is brought about by too much liver yang.

Written by Valerie

December 16th, 2014 at 6:39 am

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