University of California School of Medicine researchers have proven that acupuncture lowers blood pressure in subjects with hypertension. The depth and breadth of the research extends across multiple university controlled studies.
The University of California School of Medicine, Irvine, researchers determined several key items. Acupuncture produces long-lasting lowering of blood pressure in subjects with hypertension. Acupuncture regulates sympathetic nervous system responses resulting in lower blood pressure in cardiovascular related centers of the brain and “specific neurotransmitter systems.” In addition, their cross-over double blinded research identifies specific acupuncture points and procedures that are especially effective for lowering blood pressure. Interestingly, when applied to subjects with normal blood pressure levels, the treatment protocols did not further decrease blood pressure.