New Research Reveals Positive Effect of Electropuncture on Hypertension

VascuVite has released a free report highlighting the results of a new study, which focused on the effects of electropuncture on hypertension. Those interested can learn more here.

In a newly published study, researchers have illustrated the positive effects of electropuncture on high blood pressure. This study was conducted on a small group of individuals for a period of eight weeks. The participants were split into two groups, each receiving electropuncture but with the needles placed either in the wrists and legs above the knee or the forearm and lower leg.

The group receiving this therapy in the wrists and leg below the knee experienced a decrease in blood pressure, though the researchers noted no change in the other. What’s more, researchers believe that the group that did experience a positive change in their blood pressure caused by electropuncture should expect the results to last for about six weeks.

These results were even more spectacular in a small group that continued monthly treatment for another six months following the end of the initial study. Referred to as “high responders,” this group experienced a dramatic decrease in their blood pressure levels.

Other experts in the field agree that acupuncture or electropuncture may be a potentially effective therapy for hypertensive persons, but stress that, though these results are very positive, this study alone is not enough evidence to prove the positive benefits.

When asked about their results, study co-author Dr. John Longhurst, a cardiologist at the University of California, Irvine said:

“A noticeable drop in blood pressure was observed in 70 percent of the patients treated at the effective points, an average of 6 to 8 mm Hg for systolic blood pressure [the top number] and 4 mm Hg for diastolic blood pressure [the lower number]. Potentially, blood pressure can be kept low with a monthly follow-up treatment.”

VascuVite could not be more pleased to see research groups turning their focus toward alternate therapies for hypertension. In response to these results, company spokesperson Tina Reyborn said “Developments like these are what people dealing with hypertension are looking for. Some with mild to moderate cases don’t feel like they have to take medications every day, and often run the risk of worsening their condition. But, given the option to try a technique like electropuncture, we feel that these patients would respond much more positively.”

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