Hypertension is a common disease, especially among people of older ages. After 40, one should pay extra attention to blood pressure. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is usually related to stress and bad habit. It is the best time to take preventive treatment when the blood pressure is fluctuating. Once the blood pressure is steadily above the norm, the usual modern medical measure is taking antihypertensive drugs. If a drug is not effective, the doctor would usually give prescription for another drug, or a combination of drugs. This way the danger of serious hypertension is well prevented and the general life expectation is raised. However the use of drug is not always effective and the side effects cannot be ignored.
There is another way---a special acupuncture, called the needle-embedding therapy. Tiny needles are being stuck to the acupuncture points with a tape. This treatment is very effective on normal hypertension, constantly hypertension that never drops, or fluctuating blood pressure problems. Effects can usually be felt with 2 hours after each treatment.
This method has two major advantages: 1. The needle can stay on the surface of the skin for 3 to 7 days, thus taking continuous effects; 2 this method is usually pain free. The needle is specially designed to ensure safety and ease of us. To apply the method, the most important thing is choose the correct points. I would usually choose these points: Shenmen, Quchi, Geyu, Xinyu Shenyu, and some hypotensive points on the ears.
The method has went through clinical experiment and the results were indeed good. If you are suffering from hypertension and the prescripted medicine are not working well, the acupuncture method is a good choice.