How Acupuncture Can Reduce the Risk of Heart Conditions

Maintaining a healthy cardio-vascular system can be a key means of safeguarding against heart-disease and will serve as an effective means of enhancing your health and wellbeing, generally.

The system is responsible for supplying nutrients and oxygen to the body’s tissues- expelling harmful carbon dioxide particles and other toxins. This can help to prevent heart-disease by reducing the risk of the onset of ailments including: congestive heart-failure, coronary-disease, congenital-failure and hypertension.

Despite the wealth of research conducted towards it, heart-disease remains one of the leading causes of death in the world, and is the most common cause of death in the United States. This has led to the medical community, “thinking outside the box”, and exploring the benefits of alternative medicines and how they can help to halt the onset of heart-disease. Recently, for many medical experts, combining Chinese Medicine techniques such as acupuncture with more, orthodox Western approaches represents a significant step forward in the fight against heart-disease related deaths.

High-blood pressure can have a particularly detrimental effect on your heart-health and acupuncture has been found to be effective in reducing it, by stimulating the release of opioids, which decrease the heart’s activity and its oxygen requirements. The therapy can also help people to give up smoking by reducing a person’s cravings, restlessness and irritability- factors that can also create high-blood pressure.

Of course, maintaining a healthy- weight is important to your health and wellbeing as a rule, and acupuncture can assist weight-loss by energising the body, which can lead to appetite suppression, optimisation of digestion and the efficient absorption of nutrients.

Acupuncture can also be used to reduce stress, which at critical levels can cause chest pains, high blood-pressure, irregular heart-beat and other types of heart-ailments. Stress can also increase your propensity to experience stroke, and should never be underestimated as a real cause of serious harm to your wellness.

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