Cardiovascular disorders

Cardiovascular disorders such as high blood pressure, irregular heartbeat, chronic stable angina, and the risk of developing coronary heart disease. Below are a couple of research papers. And for the medically minded, the mechanism whereby acupuncture lowers blood pressure is related to the regulation of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, vascular endothelium, oxidative stress, neuroendocrine system, and so on. Besides, there may be cross-talk between multiple systems and multiple targets. (1)

This study suggests that electro-acupuncture may benefit patients with High Blood Pressure and lower their risk of Stroke and Heart Disease. In the journal Medical Acupuncture, the team describes finding how electroacupuncture can lower blood pressure for up to 6 weeks in patients with Hypertension.

The risk of developing Coronary Heart Disease was significantly reduced by acupuncture (17.44% vs 38.36%)  in a cohort of over 58,000 people with Fibromyalgia.