Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Hypertension is known as the "silent killer," and for good reason. Most people do not realize they have hypertension until it is so severe that they need immediate hospitalization and medication. It is important to get a yearly physical evaluation at your primary care physician's office to make sure your body is functioning at its optimum. A common late sign of high blood pressure are headaches, if you suffer from repeat headaches, please contact your medical doctor to make sure nothing more sinister is occurring. Learn about how acupuncture can help by calling 212-293-1722.
Acupuncture for Hypertension: Traditional Oriental Medicine Perspective In oriental medicine, high blood pressure is typically considered to be caused by heat in the body. There are two types of heat: excess and deficiency. Excess heat occurs when the body has too much heat due to a variety of causes. Deficiency heat occurs when the body does not have enough "yin" or cooling substances to ground the heat, thus the energy floats upwards.
What Can You Do? It is important to manage your blood pressure before it becomes a serious chronic condition. NY Acupuncture and Chiropractic has 3 locations in New York City and 1 location in Northern New Jersey. We are dedicated to helping you optimize your health. Whether you are a New Jersey resident, a Manhattan resident, or a visitor, we strive to improve your health as efficiently as we can. Give us a call and schedule an appointment to find out how we can help you: 212-193-1722.
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Do you have high blood pressure or are you borderline high but don’t need medication yet? Changes in your diet can help.
In Chinese medicine, we frequently talk about the healing properties of food. Foods that are considered “cooling” in nature are useful for reducing blood pressure. Two easily accessible and delicious foods that have been shown in scientific studies to lower blood pressure include watermelon and celery. In Chinese medicine these foods are considered to be "cooling" and work to lower blood pressure, so eat a few slices of juicy delicious watermelon or a few stalks of celery with peanut butter for a protein packed snack.