Cardiovascular Conditions Treated with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture is a viable complementary therapy for cardiac conditions, particularly hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and heart failure. Additionally, such vascular conditions as lymphedema, post-traumatic edema, and Raynaud's disease respond quite well to needle and electroacupuncture.
Recent studies indicate that acupuncture works by downregulating the sympathetic nervous systems, modulating the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, improving vascular endothelium, lowering (bad) cholesterol, and reducing oxidative stress.
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