What is High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure, technically called hypertension, occurs when the force of blood pumping through your blood vessels is too high. Your blood pressure is a measurement of the amount of blood in your blood vessels, as well as the amount of resistance there is to this blood flow. This article will present some of the treatment options available for high blood pressure, and how Chinese Medicine can help.
High Blood Pressure Treatment:
If you have high blood pressure, you may be wondering what the most effective and practical treatment options are. Fortunately, there are many high blood pressure treatments out there, some of which are listed below. Please note that the treatment options may vary based on what is causing your high blood pressure.
If high blood pressure occurs on its own, you may be able to effectively treat the condition purely by changing your lifestyle. Two key lifestyle tips for lowering high blood pressure are exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy body weight. If you are starting a new exercise program, be sure to start off gently and gradually build up the intensity. You should aim to build up to a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise, at least five times per week. Exercise is a great way to naturally lower your blood pressure, and may help to strengthen your cardiovascular system as well.
There is a wide range of medications available for treating high blood pressure. Some of these, like beta-blockers and diuretics, directly treat the symptoms of high blood pressure. If your blood pressure measurements are high due to another health condition, your doctor may prescribe medications to treat the underlying condition. However, as with all medications, there is always a risk of side effects.
Diet is an important aspect of healing any condition, including high blood pressure. To help lower your blood pressure levels, aim to gradually adapt to consuming more vegetables and fruits, as well as whole grains. Processed foods should be avoided where possible, as well as unhealthy fats. It’s also important to limit alcohol consumption and quit smoking.
Another way to help treat high blood pressure is to reduce stress. You can do this by practising meditation techniques, yoga, breathing practises and setting a regulated sleeping pattern.
How Can Chinese Medicine Help?
If you’re looking for a natural and effective treatment option, Chinese Medicine might be right for you. At Centre of Balance, we offer Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments including acupuncture and Chinese herbs. These treatments help to heal your body in a holistic way. Chinese Medicine can treat many health problems including high blood pressure, and at the same time presents little risk of side effects.
Chinese Medicine aims to treat the root cause of your health problems. Organs in the body are all interconnected, so this means that weaknesses in one organ may lead to symptoms in different parts of the body. The heart has a major role in controlling the circulation of blood throughout the body. In order to treat high blood pressure holistically, a Chinese Medicine practitioner may check for signs of heart problems which may be contributing to your condition. From there, techniques like acupuncture can be used to energise the heart, allowing the body to heal.
Overall, you can treat high blood pressure in several different ways, which may depend on the cause of your condition. Lifestyle changes like exercising and maintaining a healthy nutritious diet are crucial components of high blood pressure treatment, while medications are also a common option. Chinese Medicine also offers treatment for high blood pressure, like herbal medicine and acupuncture. These techniques promote healing in the body, and present little to no risk of side effects.
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