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Acupuncture can dramatically reduce pressure on the heart and improve the condition of individuals with severe heart failure. This therapy works by calming the sympathetic nervous system, which controls involuntary movements in the body such as heart beat and blood pressure. Overactive sympathetic nerves force the heart to work harder and force blood through vessels which are already constricted by nerves. Acupuncture reduces activity in the sympathetic nervous system, thereby improving hypertension and reducing the chances of developing a potential lethal heart rhythm.
Other benefits of this therapy include: