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Acupuncture Louisville Treatment for Hypertension and Constipation

February 13, 2012

Acupuncture Louisville is a globally known natural treatment for pain. Its origin dates back over 2,500 years ago in China.  Practitioners of acupuncture believe that the body has several acupuncture points scattered all around it and these points are where the acupuncture needles are inserted to address certain kinds of illnesses.  These practitioners also believe that vital energy and blood flows in the body to give energy and nutrition to the whole body.  If a blockage of energy occurs, this creates an imbalance and energy deficiency in the affected areas which leads to certain types of diseases.  Acupuncture is then applied to correct the imbalance and/or blockage in energy flow by inserting needles into acupuncture points that stimulate biochemical reactions which correct the problems and treat the disease.

The needles’ main task is to stimulate the points.  Sometimes to optimize and facilitate the treatment, electromagnetic energy, friction or heat is used along with the needles.  Acupuncture was introduced in the United States during the 1970’s as a type of pain reliever but since then people have discovered its beneficial power in treating many kinds of disorders.  One particular and common disease that acupuncture can treat is high blood pressure or hypertension.  Some acupuncture studies using hypertensive rats as test subjects showed that with electroacupuncture given on acupuncture points on the legs of the rats, the rats’ high blood pressure significantly lowered to a normal rate.  More studies revealed that acupuncture truly lowers the blood pressure of patients who suffer from hypertension and this is good news for people with cardiovascular problems.

Other health problems which acupuncture has proven to be effective are gastrointestinal problems particularly constipation.  People who have normal bowel movement twice or three times a day have normal bowel habits, anything less than that means they suffer from constipation.  With acupuncture the normal rate of bowel movement is restored.  Acupuncture also helps in the improvement of blood circulation.  If blood flow to the digestive system is deficient, the system can dysfunction and can cause problems like constipation.  So improving the blood flow to the digestive system is one way where acupuncture can treat constipation.

Traditional Chinese medicine, which acupuncture is a part of believes that constipation is caused by the intestine being too dry and energy shortage in the stomach and spleen.  Acupuncture for the treatment of gastrointestinal problems enables gastric motility, releases stress in the digestive organs and improves blood and energy flow to the stomach, spleen, colon, etc.  Acupuncture can also treat stomachache and backache, aches that usually come with constipation.

If you want to be treated of your high blood or constipation problems, be sure to see a licensed acupuncturist to be guaranteed a safe and effective treatment.  Know more about acupuncture by doing some research online to see how this ancient treatment can be of service to you.