Acupuncture has been scientifically proven to directly regulate abnormalities of blood pressure
This means that acupuncture can decrease high blood pressure in chronically ill hypertensive patients even if it’s gone on for years, without causing low blood pressure! Acupuncture when it’s applied to the right areas creates a strong input to the cardiovascular regions of the brain that regulate sympathetic outflow (heart rate responses) and therefore reduce hypertension. Acupuncture is actually able to lower reflective elevations in blood pressure by 40 to 50% by using these pathways! The direct mechanism of how electroacupuncture works is that there are somatic input regions of the brain (parts of the brain related to organ function) that regulate blood pressure and these light up under functional MRI studies while people are receiving electroacupuncture.