Hypertension is a common condition in which the long-term force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease.
Blood pressure is determined both by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries.
The more blood your heart pumps and the narrower your arteries, the higher your blood pressure. A blood pressure reading is given in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). It has two numbers. Top number (systolic pressure).
The first, or upper, number measures the pressure in your arteries when your heart beats.
Bottom number (diastolic pressure). The second, or lower, number measures the pressure in your arteries between beats.
You can have high blood pressure for years without any symptoms. Uncontrolled high blood pressure increases your risk of serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
Acupuncture is one of the most effective complementary treatments of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to regulate blood pressure that does not cause side effects.
For this TCM treatment to work optimally, it is vital that the patient maintain a healthy food intake, avoiding carbohydrates, sodium, and reducing the consumption of red meat and processed foods.
From our headquarters located in Sarasota, Florida, Dr. Mariam Tovar, a specialist in Acupuncture, Functional Medicine and Nutrition offers you a comprehensive consultation that combines these areas for an effective result.
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