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The Treatment of Primary Hypertension Using Plum Blossom Needle Therapy

The Treatment of Primary Hypertension Using Plum Blossom Needle Therapy

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of seven star plum blossom needle therapy on a patient with primary hypertension. Although conventional treatment of primary hypertension with medications is frequently successful, many of these drugs produce harmful side effects, so there is a demand for efficient and safe alternative methods of regulating blood pressure. The patient in this case was a 55-year-old Caucasian male who had suffered from chronic hypertension since the age of 30, with a 40-year history of smoking and a 30-year history of heavy alcohol consumption. The patient also suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reported palpitations and shortness of breath on exertion. A seven star plum blossom needle hammer was used to stimulate various acupuncture points twice a week for six weeks. The patient’s blood pressure was evaluated before and after treatment during the six-week treatment period and during a subsequent 19-day monitoring period. This resulted in a reduction in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure over the six-week period, which was sustained during the 19-day follow up. The authors conclude that seven star plum blossom needle hammer therapy effectively lowered the patient’s blood pressure to pre-hypertensive values, and that the efficacy and safety of this treatment method should be further evaluated in a larger controlled clinical trial.

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AuthorFrank Yurasek and Brett Martin

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