Acupuncture Reduces Hypertension By Stimulating The Release Of Natural Opioids.

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Acupuncture has its fans and its critics, but a new study shows that when it comes to treating hypertension, this ancient Chinese therapy is in fact effective. Moreover, the research, which was published last week in the journal Scientific Reports, reveals that the treatment produces its effects by recruiting the body’s natural opioids.

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is a dangerous condition that can lead to heart attacks, strokes, and a range of other potentially fatal complications if left untreated. Though acupuncture is often claimed to be highly effective at lowering blood pressure, until now there was very little scientific evidence as to how it might achieve this on a physiological level.

source: http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/acupuncture-reduces-hypertension-stimulating-release-natural-opioids/

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