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Primary Hypertension- How Acupuncture Can Help

Healthline shared a recent article on how acupuncture can help you manage primary hypertension.

There are two main types of hypertension: primary and secondary.

Primary hypertension doesn’t have a single cause. It typically relates to risk factors such as genetics, age, and lifestyle.

Secondary hypertension happens because of an underlying cause, such as certain health conditions and medications. Between 5% and 10% of people with high blood pressure have secondary hypertension.

How does acupuncture help regulate blood pressure?

Along with the reduction of stress that acupuncture provides, when it comes to hypertension, acupuncture may help regulate your blood pressure by acting on the hormones involved in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS). This system keeps up a level of blood pressure and balances your fluids and electrolytes.

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