Hypertension, abnormally high arterial pressure, is one of the most common diseases afflicting modern society. It is estimated that globally, 12 per cent of all deaths can be attributed to hypertension, making this disease the third most common cause of human mortality.
Hypertension is classified according to clinical manifestation as either slow-progress or accelerated Hypertension. One difficulty is that in its early stages, Hypertension exhibits few symptoms, so that as symptoms gradually develop, they are often ignored by the sufferer. It is only when the condition is diagnosed or becomes acute that the patient seeks help.
Hypertension affects both the structure and functions of target organs, such as the heart and kidneys. It is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases and can lead to cerebral apoplexy or heart failure. Acupuncture has been found to be highly effective in the treatment of slow-progress Hypertension. The principle of Acupuncture is to restore to the body its normal balance and equilibrium, so that abnormal blood pressure can be restored to normal levels.
In method, Acupuncture is a non-pharmacy therapy. No drugs or medicines are used. There is no toxicity ornegative side effects. It is, in fact, a totally is green’ and natural treatment. Acupuncture and Moxibution are recognised as safe and effective techniques in the prevention and treatment of Hypertension, this all too common scourge of modern society.