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Acupressure treatment for blood pressure

Blood pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure of the blood exerted on the walls of arteries. Normal values of blood pressure are:

Systolic B/P 120 mm Hg

Diastolic B/P 80 mm Hg in a healthy young adult.

(A)  Hypertension (high blood pressure) – blood pressure above the normal values is called hypertension. Any B.P. above 140/90 is high. In a diabetic patient, any B.P. above 130/80 is high.

Types of hypertension :

Type
Systolic (mmHg)
Diastolic (mmHg)
Mild
140 to 160
90 to 100
Moderate
161 to 180
101 to 110
Severe
Beyond 180
Beyond 110

These values are given as a guideline to the readers.

Symptoms of hypertension :

Although it is a silent killer in most cases, no symptoms are produced; following symptoms should alert the individual: •  Insomnia (loss of sleep)

•  Headache – occipital, vertex, forehead

•  Vertigo

•  Heaviness in the head.

•  Laziness

•  Aversion to work

•  Unable to exert more

•  Irritability

•  Depression

•  Difficulty in breathing

•  Numbness of body parts

•  Chest pain.

 

Acupressure treatment for hypertension:

 

Du 20, 23

LI 11

St 8, 36

Sp 6 GB 2, 8 20, 41

TW 3, 17

UB 18, 23

Liv 2, 3

K 3

SI 19

Ex 1, 2

Reflex points : pituitary adrenal, brain, kidney.

 

(B)  Hypotension (low blood pressure)

When the blood pressure is below the normal values; it is called hypotension (low blood pressure). Thus any B.P. below 90/60 is considered as low.

Symptoms of low blood pressure:

•  Rapid thready pulse

•  Weakness

•  Headache

•  Vertigo

Causes of hypotension:

•  Overwork

•  Inadequate diet

•  Unhealthy diet

•  Worry, anxiety

•  Tuberculosis

 

Acupressure treatment for hypotension:

CV 6

St 36

Sp 6

Reflex points : pituitary adrenal, brain, kidney.

 

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