I read a lot about studies that come out regarding health issues. Most of these are Western medicine studies. What we strive to do here at the Acupuncture Center is be as knowledgeable as possible about Western and Eastern medicine and how they might work together or separately to help our patients. That is our goal, no strings attached. And I am also just very interested in medical research and knowledge. Knowledge as they say is power, and the more I know as a practitioner and a fellow human allows me to help my patients, as well as myself to stay healthy. Anyway, I saw a study this morning regarding high blood pressure that is a good example of the fact that we don't know everything yet. This is obvious, but it is good to keep that in mind, to have a good amount of skepticism regarding what we really know to be the final word.
The first article I suggest you look at is a study that shows that sometimes, especially in older people, high blood pressure seems to be a good thing. It also notes that 3 different medical organizations have 3 different recommendations for what it means to have high blood pressure. The first part is more interesting to me and kinda shows that whether or not you have high blood pressure is not the end of the story. You can read that article by clicking on this link. The second story is a report on a study that concluded that taking a midday nap might be a good or better than taking blood pressure meds! Here is the 2nd story link.
Monte Jackson, owner Acupuncture Center of Richmond