According to the National Institute of Health, Acupuncture Helps Lower Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Acupuncture helps lower high blood pressure. It can significantly lower both systolic and diastolic numbers.

The National Institute of Health on the Effects of Acupuncture on High Blood Pressure

Acupuncture Protocol for Treatment of High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

At Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka, acupuncture is used along with electric stimulation (e-stim) when appropriate for treating blood pressure.


How does Acupuncture Lower Blood Pressure?

Studies show that acupuncture lowers both Renin and Aldosterone.

Renin is an enzyme released in the kidneys that helps control blood pressure. Aldosterone is a hormone that regulates electrolytes.

There is evidence that e-stimulation (see description below) along with specific acupuncture points stimulates endorphins in order to help lower hypertension.


E-stim with acupuncture on specific points for Hypertension:

  • Enzyme release
  • Hormone regulation
  • Endorphins stimulated

What is E-stimulation?

E-stim is used just as a tens unit is. Leads (wires) are attached to the needles which are inserted into specific protocol points on specific meridians (energy pathways).

You may have had a similar experience while being treated by a chiropractor or physical therapist, whereby the leads were attached to pads instead of needles.

If they did hook the leads to needles, hopefully they received enough training to ensure safety (see Who is Needling You?-below)…

Why You Should get Acupuncture from a Licensed Acupuncturist …

Who is Needling You?


Written by Aleesha Ackerman, LAc

Aleesha Ackerman is a certified and state licensed acupuncturist with a Master’s degree in acupuncture. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree from Hamline University. Aleesha owns and operates Aleesha D Acupuncture clinic for Pain and Women’s Health in Anoka, MN.

Aleesha became interested in acupuncture and holistic medicine when acupuncture cured her of her debilitating migraine pain after an auto collision with a semi-truck. Aleesha specializes in treating acute and chronic pain and Women’s Health. Women come to her everyday with issues such as hot flashes, mood imbalance and low energy.

Patients at Aleesha D Acupuncture report feeling cared for, listened to and are happy to get the much-needed pain and stress relief from their treatments. Read the patient Testimonials for yourself!

Why wait? Start Your Relief Today- contact Aleesha D Acupuncture in Anoka today to schedule your acupuncture appointment!

Aleesha D Acupuncture is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Anoka at 207 E Main Street with free on-site parking.


This article is not intended to replace any health care. No information on this site should be relied on to determine medical diagnosis or treatment for a medical condition. As with any health concerns, always be sure to consult your health care provider with any health concerns.

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