There are two types of hypertension: primary and secondary. Primary hypertension occurs mainly in patients over 30 years of age. The chief symptoms include headache, feeling of tightness in the head, dizziness, tinnitus, insomnia, numbness of extremities, etc. Secondary hypertension may be due to nephritis, toxemia of pregnancy, intracranial or endocrine disturbance, etc.


  1. ST 36 Zusanli,
    PC 6 Neiguan

  2. LI 4 Hegu,
    SP 6 Sanyinjiao

  3. LV 3 Taichong ,
    LI 11 Quchi


1 cc. of 0.25% procaine is injected into each point once daily.

Alternative treatment:
0.1mg. of reserpine every other day, 10 injections to a course.

Note: it is not known how "mg" (a measurement of weight) could be directly injected without putting this material into a wet medium measured such as "ml" or "cc". The source text does not provide this information.

Alternate between the three groups of points, one group per day.

Acupuncture treatment gives good effect in primary hypertension, but in severe cases it should include:

  1. Low salt and fat intake.

  2. The underlying disturbances should also be corrected in secondary hypertension.

  3. If blood pressure is above 200/120 mm. mercury, electroacupuncture is contraindicated.

Source: The Treament of 100 Common Diseases by New Acupuncture, Medicine and Health Publishing Company






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