Alternative Healing for High Blood Pressure By Bret Mosher on June 15, 2013

Natural Healing / Alternative Medicine - Hypertension / High Blood PressureHigh blood pressure is a major health problem that many Americans face. If left untreated, it can result in serious health problems and even death. That's why so many people are looking into various ways to reduce their blood pressure and achieve optimal health.

The team at our San Diego functional medicine center believes that this can be done without pharmaceuticals. In fact, there are plenty of natural remedies out there for reducing blood pressure and improving your overall well-being. Let's look at these in some detail right now.

Causes of High Blood Pressure

Some of the most common causes of high blood pressure include:

  • Obesity and morbid obesity
  • Low levels of physical activity
  • Poor diet
  • Use of tobacco products
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Stress/anxiety
  • Advanced age

Dangers of High Blood Pressure

The dangers of high blood pressure are many, which is why meeting with a San Diego natural medicine expert as soon as possible is crucial to maintaining good health. Some of the dangers of high blood pressure include increased risk of:

  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Heart failure
  • Kidney failure

Here are some natural means that we can use to help you fight hypertension.

Improving Your Exercise Habits to Lower Blood Pressure

Whether it's yoga, walking, stretching, or other kinds of exercise, we will help you reconsider your current lifestyle so that you can lead a much healthier one by comparison.

Improving Your Diet to Lower Blood Pressure

Eating right combined with exercise will help improve your weight and general health in the process. Generally, a good diet will include:

  • Eating more fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Eating foods rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium
  • Eating more whole grains
  • Eating more nuts
  • Eating more fish
  • Reducing the consumption of red meat and junk food
  • Reducing the consumption of foods high in cholesterol and/or saturated fat

Dietary Supplements That Lower Blood Pressure

In addition to improving your diet and exercise, there are plenty of other dietary supplement options to we may recommend at our natural healing center in North County San Diego. Chinese herbs, garlic, fish oil, and other vitamins and supplements may be just what you need to assist in healing and promoting lasting wellness.

Additional Things to Consider If You Have High Blood Pressure

In addition to the above, there are many other ways to address high blood pressure. We find that teaching patients about relaxation techniques and stress relief can be really helpful when it comes to improving overall wellness and lowering blood pressure.

With stress management, mediation, acupuncture, and other therapies in combination with all of the above, you can ensure that you heal without any chemicals or synthetic products entering your system.

Learn More About Natural Healing and Alternative Medicine

For more information about treating high blood pressure and other health problems through alternative medicine and Chinese medicine, be sure to contact our Poway natural healing center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible health using natural remedies.

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