Acupuncture for High Blood Pressure Providence, RI
High blood pressure is a common condition in which your blood is flowing through your arteries more quickly than it should be. This raises the level of your blood pressure which should be at a normal rate of about 120 over 80. If your blood pressure is above this, it is elevated.
There are many ways that doctors treat blood pressure when it is too high. From medications to getting more rest to acupuncture doctors have a variety of ways that they can mix and match to help lower blood pressure that is too high.
It is completely normal for your blood pressure to fluctuate throughout the day. As you’re more active, your blood pressure may increase along with your activity level. When you’re resting, your blood pressure should decrease.
As your body ages your blood pressure may slowly climb up and be indicative that you are having issues. A normal teen will have blood pressure that is near what an adult will have.
If you’re struggling with blood pressure issues, your doctor may recommend some lifestyle changes to help reduce it. These changes may include acupuncture.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese method of changing the energy in the body. Sterile needles are inserted into the skin in specific areas. These needles are said to help relieve pain, redirect the flow of energy and reduce many health issues.
When the body is consistently running a high blood pressure, acupuncture may help to lower it by freeing up this blocked energy and helping it to flow more freely.
As the needles are inserted into the skin they can promote relaxation and great stress reduction which in turn can help to lower the blood pressure.
Doctors want to help their patients lower their higher blood pressure as left unchecked it can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues. Doctors will check many things when a patient walks into their office including their blood pressure.
The family history will be taken and the doctor will ask questions such as whether or not the patient is a smoker, if there is a family history of elevated blood pressure, if the person drinks alcohol and other typical medical history questions.
Depending upon the blood pressure reading and the person’s medical history, the doctor may prescribe medication, exercise, more rest, dietary restrictions and acupuncture.
Many doctors will suggest all of the above and recommend strongly that the person change their eating habits by eliminating salt and other foods that could contribute to the level of a person’s blood pressure.
Acupuncture will help to lower the blood pressure by promoting relaxation, redirecting the energy and encouraging the patient to take a long hard look at their lifestyle.
Presently, there are about 72 million people who are suffering from this medical condition in the United States alone, of that 72 million, at least, one-third of them are unaware of their medical condition. That’s why it’s often referred to as “the silent killer”.
It’s wise to have your blood pressure checked at least twice per year as you age. Even if you’ve never before struggled with your blood pressure, you may still risk health concerns due to the level your blood pressure is at.
As the heart works to pump the blood through the body many changes take place. The harder the heart has to work, the more likely the person is to have high blood pressure. Focusing on healthier lifestyles, acupuncture and learning how to rest more properly, a person can begin to enjoy a lower blood pressure and a healthier life.
High Blood Pressure
For many years I went to see numerous doctors for pain in the left side of my chest. I thought the pain was from anxiety. I also had heart palpitations that I thought was caused from worrying too much. After many years passed, I was put on high blood pressure medication and had many cardiac exams with a finding of an enlargement in my ventricle. After 2 surgeries the pain still persisted in my muscles. It would start burning after 15 minutes of physical activity. I had been to 3 pain clinics to help “decrease pain”. I also changed my diet to gluten and dairy free. But physical and mental fatigue was still present!
I approached Dr. Tad in October 2010 hoping for relief from pain that was interfering with sitting, standing, and even laying down. Within a few weeks of starting acupuncture, I felt a decrease in migraines and less intense muscle pain. Working through a long history of over 30 years in pain, I was skeptical that a non-medical approach would work. I can now say I am no longer a skeptic anymore! By September 2011, I am now going up and down ladders without intense pain!
My Cardiologist is happy that my heart is much better. I no longer have an enlarged ventricle and even more surprising to me, I no longer have chest pains or palpitations.
I have less anxiety over cardiac pain, more sleep, more energy, and less brain fog. I also lost 35 pounds this year. All of this done without adding medications!
Thank you, Dr. Tad, from a very grateful patient!!
— Deborah Palmer, Chepachet RI
Meniere’s Disease, Digestive Issues, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol
When my daughter took me to see Dr.Tad, we had already gone to see 3 ear specialists in Rhode Island and 1 in Boston with no answers for my Meniere’s Disease. I was progressively getting worse by the day. I was so dizzy that I was holding on to walls and in bed 4-5 days out of the week. I also had ringing in my ears and hearing loss. I thought the next step for me was a nursing home.
That was 6 months ago, I have not been dizzy since my second treatment of acupuncture. I am off all prescription medicine and my blodd pressure and cholesterol are amazing!
Dr. Tad has given me my life back! I can drive again and watch my 2 year old great granddaughter without the worry of getting dizzy. Thank you Dr. Tad and his staff for being warm and caring and making me feel like family.
— Marie Baccala, North Providence, RI
Fertility, High Blood Pressure
When I first met Dr. Tad, I had gone through multiple miscarriages and had difficulty with fertility. I also had hypertension and some thyroid issues. Dr. Tad has helped me to regulate my menstrual cycles and he has helped to improve my blood pressure. My blood pressure has not been this low in years. My overall energy level has increased and I sleep better at night. At some point, my husband and I may decide to try and have another baby.
Thank you, Dr. Tad, and thank you to his staff for making me feel better!
— Jennifer Moulico, Lincoln, RI
High Blood Pressure
As a nurse my stress level was fairly high and my anxiety and coping skills have always been a challenge to maintain. My blood pressure at times was fairly high and was creeping into the borderline range. Western medicine of course recommended drugs and because of my concern with the side effects of the medications, I always refused. I knew something had to be done.
Coming to Dr. Tad and receiving treatment through acupuncture and herbal remedies has been the answer for me. Since coming to acupuncture 6 years ago, not only has my blood pressure been maintained at an acceptable level, but my energy level has increased as well. My anxiety has also decreased and my coping skills have drastically improved.
I am now treated with a maintenance dose of herbs and an acupuncture treatment every 2 months, which I think is necessary for a continuation of my healthy lifestyle.
— Jane Mayer, RI