This double-blind, placebo-controlled study examined the effects of magnetotherapy in patients suffering from first-or second-stage hypertension. A magnetic field of 50 Hz, 15-25 mT was applied to acupuncture points He-Gu and Shen’-Men for 15-20 seconds per day for a total of 9-10 days. Results: The treatment improved headaches in 88 percent of patients, dizziness in 89 percent, and irritability in 88 percent. In general, 95 percent of hypertensive patients experienced beneficial effects from the treatment, and the morbidity rate decreased twofold following one course extended over a period of 5-6 months.

E.V. Rolovlev, “Treatment of Essential Hypertension Patients an Alternating Magnetic Field Puncture,” All-Union Symposium: Laser and Magnetic Therapy in Experimental and Clinical Studies, June 16-18, 1993, Obninsk, Kaluga Region, Russia, . 221-223.