Acupuncture Reduces Cholesterol and Blood Pressure


Acupuncture reduces cholesterol and triglyceride levels in obese patients with hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol and triglycerides) . The acupuncture had a total effective rate of 84.6%.

Manual acupuncture was applied to the following acupuncture points with a forty minute needle retention time at a rate of two times per day, five days per week, for six weeks: •Baihui (GV 20)•Zhongwan (CV 12)•Zusanli (ST 36)•Sanyinjiao (SP 6)•Yinlingquan (SP 9)•Fenglong (ST 40) ....

Shen et al. find acupuncture effective for lowering blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging), the researchers examined how acupuncture point LV3 (Taichong) lowers blood pressure. They discovered that LV3 activates the anterior cingulated gyrus and its connection with surrounding areas of the brain. The researchers note that LV3 regulates the parasympathetic nervous system and lowers blood pressure through this pathway.


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Shen, Z. Sun, X. L. Wang, B. L. Zou, and S. Fu. "Twisting acupuncture and sham acupuncture at Taichong (LR 3) in patients with essential hyper-tension: an fMRI study." Zhongguo zhen jiu= Chinese acupuncture & moxibustion 34, no. 12 (2014): 1191.

Published by HealthCMi on 23 April 2015