Skip to main content

TCM Acupressure for Hypertension

TCM Acupressure for High Blood Pressure

As per Acupressure holistic high blood pressure, hypertension is not an identified pathology cause, but it can effectively treat.

Patients with hypertension will likely have a diagnosis involving liver wind with liver and or kidney involvement. As the liver control, the blood in TCM, circulation issues arises from a disharmony of the liver.

Symptoms of Liver Yang Excess

  • You may have dizziness and or vertigo, distended headache, irritability, bitter taste in the mouth, red eyes, insomnia, and constipation.
  • Tongue:  Red with thin yellow coat
  • Pulse is wiry, rapid, or possibly slippery.

Treatment Points Liver yang excess

  • LV 2 - LV fire, could use LV 3 if fewer heat signs
  • GB 20 - descend Qi, clear head
  • GV 20 - descend Qi
  • GB 34 - LV/GB fire
  • SP 6 - tonify Yin

Symptoms of Phlegm-damp excess

  • Dizziness and vertigo, head heaviness, appetite loss, nausea, chest oppression, heavy limbs, and obesity.
  • Tongue:  Swollen with greasy white coat
  • Pulse: Slippery, wiry

Treatment Points phlegm-damp excess

  • GB 20 - descend Qi, clear head
  • ST 40 - resolve phlegm
  • SP 9 - resolve phlegm
  • CV 12 - ST Mu
  • PC 6 – nausea

Symptoms of Liver excess with Kidney deficiency

  • Dizziness and or vertigo, headache, tinnitus, sore back and knees, heat in the five palms, palpitations, insomnia, dry stools.
  • Tongue:  Red with thin white coat
  • Pulse: Fine, wiry

Treatment Points liver excess with kidney deficiency

  • KD 3 - tonify Yin
  • LV 3 - harmonize LV
  • SP 6 - tonify Yin
  • HT 7 - calm the mind
  • ST 36 - tonify qi
  • UB 18 - LV Shu
  • UB 23 - KD Shu

Symptoms of Yin & Yang deficiency

  • Dizziness and vertigo, blurred vision, head heaviness, weak legs, shortening of breath, palm’s heat, sore back and knees, palpitations, and tinnitus. If Yang predominance - aversion to cold, profuse nighttime urination, impotence and nocturnal emissions.
  • Tongue:  Light red (more yang def) or Red striped (more yin def)
  • Pulse: Fine, deep (more yang def) or Fine, wiry (more yin def)

Treatment point’s yin yang deficiency

  • ST 36 - tonify Qi  
  • CV 4 - tonify Qi & Yin  
  • GV 20 - clear head  
  • UB 20 - SP Shu  
  • UB 23 - KD Shu   

Yin Deficiency Predominates

  • KD 3 - tonify Yin
  • SP 6 - tonify Yin
  • HT 7 - tonify Yin, calm spirit

Yang Deficiency Predominates - GV 4 - tonify Yang

Is high blood pressure Acupressure safe?

Acupressure is reporting as safe when performed by an experienced practitioner. No serious complications have published, despite millions of treatments every year. Self-administer acupressure is considering safe with proper training.