Blood pressure is the force executed by blood on the arterial walls as it flows through them.
It is normal to experience high blood pressure when you exert yourself. But if you experience high blood pressure even as you rest, it means that you are suffering from hypertension.
High blood pressure can be controlled with prescribed drugs, however due to side effects associated with these drugs, a number of people have started opting for natural cures for high blood pressure.
It is advisable to consult a registered medical practitioner before trying natural remedies.
Some natural cures for high blood pressure are listed below.
Selecting The Right Therapy
* Celery juice:
Natural cures for high blood pressure include the extracts of certain herbs, vegetables and fruits.
To control the high blood pressure, one such option is for celery juice that has a gentle, diuretic effect on the blood pressure.
The celery juice could have been combined with carrot juice and water and should be drunks once a day.
For best results, follow the prescription recommended by a trained naturopathic physician.
Other natural cures for high blood pressure include reflexology.
A reflexologist will work with you and focus on specific body movements for controlling your high blood pressure.
Reflexology involves movement of the feet, hands and solar plexus.
To learn the exact movements, it is essential to consult a professional reflexologist. You need to understand that the effect of reflexology may vary from person to person and it is advisable to make a gradual shift from the prescribed drugs to reflexology.
* Sound therapy:
Sound therapy is based on the research that proves that music has a positive affect on your blood pressure.
Sound therapy involves listening to your favorite music, preferably soft relaxing music, not hard core rock and roll, for 30 or 40 minutes everyday.
For best results, you need to put yourself comfortably in a room, sit down, relax and close your eyes while listening to the music.
To avoid outside noise and distractions, you could use headphones, however speakers are generally preferred as they allow the body to absorb the sound energy.
You could also moderate while listening to music, listening to every note and even the silence in between. You also need to follow a steady, deep breathing pattern while listening to music.
* Vitamin and Mineral Therapy
Heart specialists suggest that a diet rich in certain vitamins and minerals helps in controlling blood pressure.
If your diet is deficient, you can opt for vitamin and mineral therapy suggested by a heart specialist. Often a good multi-vitamin is sufficient, but your doctor may also recommend additional supplements.
Your doctor may encourage you to take calcium supplements, magnesium, flaxseed oil, vitamin E supplements, coenzyme Q-10, hawthorn berry capsules and ginseng capsules, daily.
You could join yoga classes, as certain yoga postures are known to reduce blood pressure.
The two most common yoga postures that help in lowering high blood pressure include the 'corpse posture' and the 'knee-squeeze' posture.
Other yoga postures could also be used to help in controlling blood pressure. It is essential to consult a trained and reputed yoga instructor.
You need to understand that high blood pressure is an ailment, with a few exceptions, that is associated with your lifestyle. A few changes in your lifestyle and diet can easily control high blood pressure.
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