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Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2019 Jan 2;2019:1317842. doi: 10.1155/2019/1317842. eCollection 2019.

A Review on the Nonpharmacological Therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine with Antihypertensive Effects.

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Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.
The Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of TCM, Shandong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China.


Hypertension is a global health concern. Although the pharmacological treatment has obvious antihypertensive effects, there are still some limitations on management of hypertension by drug therapy alone. In recent years, the nonpharmacological therapy of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has gradually become an important mean to help the prevention and treatment of hypertension in some Eastern countries. In this review, the nonpharmacological TCM therapies, including acupuncture, tuina, Tai Chi, and auricular-plaster, are covered along with the mechanism.

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