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Lowering Blood Pressure with Acupressure - Insights from a Study

High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a global health concern. In 2016, a study by Gan-Hon Lin and team explored the effectiveness of acupressure on the Taichong (LIV 3) acupressure point in lowering blood pressure in hypertensive patients.


Taichong Acupressure Point Liver 3
Taichong Acupressure Point Liver 3

The Study

The study involved 80 hypertensive patients in Taiwan, split into two groups: one receiving acupressure on the Taichong acupoint and the other on a control acupoint close to the Taichung. The goal was to see if acupressure had an impact on blood pressure immediately and 15 and 30 minutes after treatment.


Results

The group receiving acupressure on the Taichong acupoint, with an average age of 59.3 years, showed a significant reduction in blood pressure from 165.0/96.3 mmHg to 142.9/88.6 mmHg after 30 minutes. The control group, averaging 62.7 years, did not experience significant changes.


Conclusion

The study found that acupressure on the Taichong acupoint effectively lowered blood pressure compared to a control acupoint. This suggests a potential role for acupressure in hypertension care.


That is a good news

The 2016 study by Gan-Hon Lin and team highlights acupressure's positive effects on lowering blood pressure. As the medical community explores complementary therapies, acupressure emerges as a potential non-pharmacological intervention deserving more investigation and further studies and researches in hypertension management.


Taichong Location

On the top of the foot, in the small hollow after where the first and second toe bones meet.

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Disclaimer:

Acupressure does not replace medical care. If you have health concerns please consult your GP, health specialist and consultant.



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