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University of Minnesota researchers find acupuncture effective for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias with an 87% – 100% success rate for converting patients to a “normal sinus rhythm after acupuncture.”
Electrocardiogram confirms acupuncture combined with herbal medicine as or more effective than calcium channel blockers and beta-blockers for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
Research shows acupuncture treatment specifically helps to lower blood pressure by regulating vasoconstrictors and vasodilators, reducing inflammation by promoting release of immunomodulatory factors, reducing pain sensitivity by increasing release of adenosine and inducing the relaxation response in brain. Research also shows regular Tai Chi & Qigong exercise can lower systolic blood pressure, improve lipid profiles and improve overall quality of life.
Research confirms clinical experience - finding acupuncture effective for the treatment of coronary heart disease. Using SPECT scans, researchers from the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Peking University Shenzhen Hospital document that acupuncture produces a blood perfusion improvement in ischemic myocardium patients similar to nitroglycerine (70.1% vs 77.4% improvement) showing benefit to coronary circulation.
Ginseng and other Chinese herbs are well known to strengthen the heart muscle and overall functions improving vitality. Research also shows acupuncture to improve recovery from heart failure.
Research published in the American Journal of Physiology, Heart and Circulatory Physiology demonstrates acupuncture improves the functional and physical health of the heart in cases of chronic heart failure reducing the physical size of damage to the heart.
This research shows how acupuncture applied preventively can increase survival rates from heart attacks.