How to Manage High Blood Pressure With Natural Medicine
If your doctor has diagnosed you with high blood pressure and recommended certain drugs to take, you should listen to their advice. At the same time however, you should also investigate ways to manage high blood pressure with natural medicine, because the best case scenario is one where both conventional and natural medicines are used together and not necessarily one in place of the other.
Before getting into the natural therapies that we offer at Yellow Gazebo to help issues such as high blood pressure, there are some standard methods of helping yourself that you should be attempting regardless. These include:
- Losing weight. It doesn’t have to be 100 pounds - oftentimes just a sustained loss of 10 pounds in the average adult (even very overweight), can have a dramatic effect on lowering blood pressure.
- Cardio. A little bit of cardiovascular exercise can go a long way too, and again it doesn’t have to be dramatic. Simply adding in a few walks each week might be just enough for you, if you’re already leading a fairly sedentary lifestyle.
- Diet. Studies show that cutting out dairy and lowering carbohydrates and LDL cholesterol intake can be good for people with blood pressure concerns. Also, look to upping your intake of vegetables over fruit as fruit contains more calories than veg.
Other changes you can make to your lifestyle include reducing intake of such things as sodium, alcohol, caffeine, and (of course) smoking and major stress-factors.
Now, the ways Yellow Gazebo can help you manage your high blood pressure can first off involve looking at reducing your stress levels. This is probably the easiest to understand: getting treatment such as massage therapy, chiropractic, physiotherapy or osteopathy can make your pain go away, loosen up tight areas, and generally get the endorphins pumping. And seeking out a few psychotherapy sessions with someone here can help you to let go of things that might be causing you stress and raising your blood pressure. So obviously these approaches will reduce stress levels and help your blood pressure stabilize. But what else can we do?
More and more people each year are actually turning to acupuncture for help with blood pressure. Long-accepted now as a means of relaxing, acupuncture really can help put your body in a state of homeostasis, or balance, whereby your body can effectively begin to heal itself. This in turn helps your body better regulate systems, such as those that affect blood pressure levels. At YG you can have acupuncture to manage high blood pressure performed by a Registered TCM Practitioner, or by a naturopathic doctor.
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