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Acupuncture Orlando Treatment for Hypertension

March 4, 2012

Happily, traditional Chinese Medicine offers a number of treatments that addresses hypertension; acupuncture Orlando is one of the more popular ones to address this problem.  The use of acupuncture to treat hypertension can be seen in two ways, one, is the treatment of high blood pressure symptoms and the other is treating the patient as a whole.  The treatment of high blood pressure symptoms is far easier and simpler.  The acupuncturist needs only to determine that when certain meridian points are needled, the increased blood pressure will decline.  Thus, the acupuncturist will keep on using these meridian points when diagnosis indicates the need to treat these points with needles.  When attempting to treat the patient as a whole, the syndromes must first be studied.  The acupuncturist needs to study the clinical pathology of the condition. This includes observing the signs and symptoms and signs of the disease and examining the patient’s pulse and appearance of the tongue to determine what kind of underlying health problem the patient suffers from that causes the high blood pressure.  Physicians in China have been able to identify the four types of hypertension syndrome:

  1. Syndrome one can manifest in symptoms such as vigorous pulse, taut, red tongue with yellow coating, restlessness, bitter taste in the mouth, flushed eyes and face, headache and dizziness.
  2. Syndrome two has a collective symptom comprised of a rapid and pulse, taut, sleeplessness, amnesia, tinnitus, palpitation, hot feeling in the soles and palms, restlessness, dry mouth, dizziness and headache.
  3. Syndrome three has a collective manifestation of taut and thin pulse, dry and  red tongue with little coating, sleeplessness, hot feeling in the soles and palms, tinnitus, weakness of legs and waist, dizziness, uncomfortable and dry feeling of the eyes.
  4. Syndrome three – thin and taut pulse, pale tongue with white coating, weakness of the legs and waist, tiredness, palpitation, tinnitus, headache and dizziness.

In China, the meridian points often selected for hypertension treatment are divided into two groups.   One group is for the lessening of excessive yang and the other is to provide chi of the body.  The first group s is used for excessive liver yang condition.  If a deficiency in Yin and excessive yang both are manifested by the syndrome, then both groups are used.  If the syndrome indicates kidney and liver yin insufficiency syndrome, then the second group is chosen.

This guide has served its purpose for hundreds of years and when hypertension is treated using these guidelines, the benefits become much more accented.

Acupuncture for hypertension treatment often has a mild effect on the patient.  This means that no discomfort is felt by the patient when the blood pressure decreases.  Also, there are no side effects experienced in acupuncture treatment for hypertension.