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Wednesday, 30 March 2005 10:38
BNN: British Nursing News Online · www.bnn-online.co.uk
Acupuncture can lower high blood pressure
Researchers from the University of California carried out tests on rats and found acupuncture combined with electronic stimulation can lower high blood pressure.

Results of the tests on showed that the treatment lowered raised blood pressure by as much as 50%. The researchers are now testing to see whether the technique will have the same effect in people with hypertension (high blood pressure).

Dr Longhurst who led the study said: "This suggests that acupuncture can be an excellent complement to other medical treatments, especially for those treating the cardiac system”.

But he added: "This type of electro acupuncture is only effective on elevated blood pressure levels, such as those present in hypertension, and the treatment has no impact on standing blood pressure rates”.

He said that acupuncture triggered the release of chemicals in the brain that in turn dampened the response of the cardiovascular system.

Belinda Linden, of the British Heart Foundation, said the research would need to be supported by controlled clinical trials before being applied as an accepted form of blood pressure control for humans.

"So our message remains the same - high blood pressure is best controlled by keeping your weight down, eating plenty of fruit and vegetables, cutting your salt intake, increasing physical activity and if needed, taking appropriate medications."

Dr Mike Cummings, medical director of the British Medical Acupuncture Society, said the study was interesting, but he would not recommend patients sought acupuncture treatment for high blood pressure "at this stage".


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