Improvement of blood pressure and left cardiac function in patients with hypertension by auricular acupuncture

Huang HQ, Liang SZ.

Hubei College of TCM, Wuhan.

The authors observed 30 patients with hypertension, which blood pressure was lowered by Heart point of ear needling. Comparison of hypotensive effect of short-term between Heart point and Stomach point of ear needling showed that there was markable hypotensive effect by Heart point, whose hypotensive rate of short-term was 100% and forward effect rate was 63.3%. There was inefficacy for hypotensive by Stomach point. There was marked effect of left cardiac function, with II, III stage of hypertension, which was improved by Heart point. There was inefficacy for left cardiac function of normal being.

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