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Acupuncture for Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
Blood pressure control is an important component of cardiovascular disease prevention. Despite the advances in the treatment of hypertension; effective management remains poor.
Most patients start with one medication for high blood pressure, then with time have to increase the dosage of it and later may end up to 1-3 or more medications. Those medications are antihypertensive drug of a heterogeneous pharmacological group ranging from ACE inhibitors, diuretics, and beta blockers.
The combined use of multiple drug strategies often fail to regulate blood pressure and chronic use of those agents cause severe side-effects.
The most common side-effects of those antihypertensive drug are fatigue, dizziness, impotence, headaches, insomnia, depression, anxiety, weakness, cold hands and feet, edema and joint pain..
Acupuncture combined with Chinese herbs can effectively control high blood pressure for the beginning stage without antihypertensive drug and help to reduce or stop medications still maintain the normal cardiovascular function.
Most patients start to notice the improvement after a few Acupuncture treatments.