Acupuncture Improves Exercise Tolerance in Heart Patients, German Study Finds

More good news about acupuncture and skeletal muscle strength. This time for heart patients.

Chronic weakness of the heart muscle is one of the most frequent diseases and causes of death in Europe. Patients with this disease suffer in particular from a reduction in work capacity. Shortness of breath and fatigue brought on by physical exercise are signs of the disease.

Acupuncture can improve exercise tolerance in patients suffering from chronic heart failure, according to new research from Germany. Needles don’t increase the heart’s pump function, but they seem to have an influence on skeletal muscle strength and thus can increase the walk distance that heart patients can cover. The results of the clinical study have been published in the medical journal “Heart.”

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