Acupuncture or acupuncture is a great methods to normalize blood pressure. So say experts from the University of California. They proved that the correct application of the methodology helps to overcome hypertension, especially in combination with drug therapy.
Scientists conducted an experiment with laboratory mice. Animals had hypertension of different severity. After acupuncture, most rodents blood pressure decreased. The effect lasted for three days. Biochemical analysis of blood showed that the procedure stimulated the release of natural opioids in the brain. As a result, the hypertension was sustained. Even acupuncture increases the activity of a gene enkephalins. This structure is also involved in the formation of the effect of opioids.
While the question of the replacement of traditional methods of treating hypertension with acupuncture is not. This method works best as a complementary therapy. Medication hypertension should choose a doctor based on survey data.