CASE REPORT - STABLE CONTROL OF BLOOD PRESSURE IN PREGNANT WOMAN WITH ESSENTIAL HYPERTENSION AND PROTECTION OF FETAL ACTIVITY BY TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE ACUPUNCTURE
Jihe Zhu*, Blagica Arsovska, Kristina Kozovska and Julijana Velkovska
Essential hypertension also referred to as primary hypertension, is high blood pressure that doesn’t have a known secondary cause. Acupuncture, a traditional Chinese treatment, is non-pharmaceutical therapy that can lower blood pressure by putting needles into certain points on the body. The mechanism whereby acupuncture lowers blood pressure is related to the regulation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system, oxidative stress, vascular endothelium and neuro-endocrine system. In this article is presented a case of 33 year old woman with essential hypertension who was treated during a high risk pregnancy. She has been diagnosed with high blood pressure since the age of 15. She has started the therapy with Piramil H since 2016 with satisfactory regulation. Before achieving pregnancy she has done 20 treatments once a week to regulate her blood pressure and get pregnant. During the whole process of her pregnancy until delivery, she used acupuncture twice a week. During the pregnancy her blood pressure varied from 145/95mmHg to 185/110mmHg. Acupuncture treatment exerts a good effect in lowering blood pressure, and so its usage has attracted increased attention.
Keywords: essential hypertension, pregnancy, TCM, acupuncture, treatment.
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