Case Studies

Treating High Blood Pressure in the Acupuncture Clini

Kristen Sparrow • August 19, 2011

This is the latest data on the patient we’ve been following on this blog here and here. He is maintaining control of his blood pressure very nicely in spite of the fact that he hasn’t been able to exercise as much as I recommend, nor has he taken the excess weight off. But he has followed through with his monthly acupuncture and takes his herbs religiously.

I did HRV monitoring on him when he came in on Wednesday and his LFR/HFR decreased from .68 to .57.

His SD1/Sd2 went down from .39 to .29 (not a positive result)

But his Sample Entropy went from 1.11 to 1.48 which, in my opinion is the most sensitive marker.

(Brief primer: LFR/HFR stands for Low Frequency/High Frequency HRV. If this decreases, it is interpreted to mean that the stress response in decreased. So decrease in LFR/HFR=decreased stress. The other measure SD1/Sd2, is a nonlinear method, if this ratio increases =decreased stress.)

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