February: A Turn Towards Cardiac Health

Acupuncture's a curious technology. The number of ways it can prove a useful tool has remained wide and deep for a very long time.

At the same time, there remain a smaller armful of illnesses that, under almost any circumstance acupuncture should, in our opinion, be used right away as its utility is without reproach. (Check question #3B in our little book). Among them include a common cardiac-related issue.

It remains surprising to most folks for whom acupuncture is unfamiliar, that a variety of heart-related issues can be treated and/or managed quite well through the parasympathetic response acupuncture almost universally offers in the form of an uncanny and deep rest. It is common in our experience to work alongside people who are using acupuncture to better manage palpitations, various arrhythmias or high blood pressure, as frequent examples seen in clinic on a daily basis.

In order to emphasize this point, we'd like to share the following:

Preliminary studies show that acupuncture can reduce blood pressure.  According to one study by Dr. John Longhurst, professor of medicine at University of California Irvine.  Longhurst says that "a substantial number of our patients have responded with significant reductions in blood pressure."

He says that cells "quiet down" after acupuncture, leading to blood vessels becoming less rigid.   

Read more about Longhurst's study.

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