Currently, half of all adults in the United States have high blood pressure that can result in devastating conditions such as heart disease and stroke. Many factors contribute to high blood pressure, including a lack of physical activity, poor diet, and stress. And now a new study shows that a single session of acupuncture can reduce blood pressure and heart rate in patients with mild blood pressure.
All of these causes, although unique, share the same root. Humans, a species over 200,000 years old, are living in a modern artificial world. We evolved in close-knit communities, eating directly from the Earth, and the chronic stress of monthly bills, taxes, and deadlines didn’t plague our nervous systems.
When diagnosed with maladies such as high blood pressure, we’re conditioned to take a pill, endure the side effects, and make zero changes to the way we eat, move, and think.
Nutrition, movement, and sleep form the foundations of cardiovascular health. With these pillars in place, you might find great relief in ancient healing techniques.
Acupuncture, by boosting vagal nerve activity, helps to rebalance energy, soothe the nervous system, and serves as a real therapeutic option for high blood pressure.