Skip to content
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members
Flat Rate Shipping Only $6.95 on Any Order Size - and Always FREE for Club Members

Acupuncture May be Beneficial for Individuals With Coronary Heart Disease

Coronary heart disease develops when plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart, and can lead to a heart attack or sudden cardiac arrest. A recent study found that acupuncture increases blood flow to the heart in individuals with coronary heart disease.

Participants in the study included 59 people with coronary heart disease who were assigned to either take nitroglycerine or participate in acupuncture treatment. The researchers found that both the nitroglycerine and the acupuncture increased blood perfusion to the heart in the participants.

Blood perfusion refers to the flow of blood through the vessels in the body, on the way to the capillary beds. Decreased perfusion can be dangerous, as it can result in damage to the tissues and organs.

Researchers from the Department of Nuclear Medicine at Peking University Shenzhen Hospital conducted the study. It was published in the September 2013 issue of the Chinese journal Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi.

Previous studies have linked acupuncture to alleviating pain for patients following surgery, decreasing menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and reducing chemotherapy-induced nausea. Another benefit of acupuncture is that is has less negative side effects than prescription medication.

Previous article Hydrangea Leaf Extract Found to Help Improve Skin Health

Related Posts

12 Modifiable Risk Factors For Dementia Identified
12 Modifiable Risk Factors For Dementia Identified
In 2017, the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and ...
Read More
Nutrient in Oats May Help Reduce Inflammation During Exercise
Nutrient in Oats May Help Reduce Inflammation During Exercise
Avenanthramides are a group of phenolic alkaloids found mainly in oats. ...
Read More
Delta-Tocotrienol Supplementation May Help Improve Liver Health
Delta-Tocotrienol Supplementation May Help Improve Liver Health
Delta-tocotrienols are one of the four types of tocotrienols found in Vi...
Read More

Join Us for Subscriber Only Offers, Product Announcements, and Health News You Can Use!

×