Acupuncture & Cardiovascular Disease

By | 2016-11-28T09:00:28+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Cardiovascular|

"The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California has received a $2 million, five-year federal grant to continue studying how acupuncture can help treat cardiovascular illnesses such as heart disease, hypertension and arrhythmias. This grant extends a previous five-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The study, lead [...]


By | 2012-09-26T10:14:54+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Cardiovascular|

A review article from authors in the USA supports the use of acupuncture in treating cardiac arrhythmias. According to the eight studies reviewed, 87% to 100% of participants converted to normal sinus rhythm after acupuncture. However, the limited methodological quality of current studies necessitates better-controlled clinical trials. (The effects of acupuncture on cardiac arrhythmias: a [...]


By | 2016-11-28T09:01:30+00:00 September 26th, 2012|Cardiovascular|

"Research carried out at the University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine has shown that acupuncture can dramatically reduce the pressure on the heart in patients with severe heart failure. Over-activation of the sympathetic nervous communication between the brain and the heart is common in heart failure patients, with advanced heart failure patients often [...]