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07Mar

Study shows acupuncture can lower blood pressure

One might imagine that if someone were sticking needles in your body that your blood pressure would go up. But, a recent study on the effects of acupuncture and high blood pressure demonstrated that the exact opposite can happen. Indeed, acupuncture needles placed in the right points on the body can significantly lower blood pressure […]
03Mar

Understanding the stress connection

“To optimize physical wellness, it is critical to pay attention to the mind,” says Dr. Shaista Malik, a cardiologist with UC Irvine Health and director of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine. From migraines to heart attacks, drugs and surgery may treat the immediate condition, but do not address the underlying causes. There is almost always […]