Ter Arkh. 1998 ; 70(8): 41-5.
[Experience in using acupuncture reflexotherapy combined with weight-reducing diet therapy in hypertension]
AIM: To study the effectiveness of acupuncture in combination with unload diet against hypertension. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 137 patients with mild hypertension have undergone unload diet therapy or therapeutic fasting in combination with acupuncture. Acupuncture therapy was carried out according to the physiological model. The unload diet therapy was performed according to the method of Iu. S. Nikolaev and consisted of voluntary fasting. RESULTS: The treatment resulted in a decrease of cholesterol levels and blood pressure, positive trend in ECG. For 3 years 20 patients with mild hypertension had normal blood pressure. They kept on diet, had short-term courses of fasting, exercised in free-choice regimen. CONCLUSION: Acupuncture in combination with diet therapy are recommended for treatment of blood hypertension. They can be used alone or in combination with drug therapy.