HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING
BLOOD PRESSURE LOWERING METHODS

ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture can decrease the systolic pressure to a certain extent in patients
suffered from hypertension. However, it does not exert significant influence on
both systolic and diastolic pressure in patients with normal blood pressure [2].

Acupuncture on Yanglingquan (GB. 34) points was found to be effective to
reduce cardiac muscle cells in size and lower blood pressure on spontaneous
hypertensive rats.  Therefore, acupuncture may prevent hypertrophy of the
heart [3].

LAUGH

laughter has a role in stress hormone reduction, improving mood, enhancing
creativity, pain reduction, improving immunity and reducing blood pressure. [4]

WALKING

Walking is an exercise which has a low injury rate. You can walk at a pace as
you like. Walking improves circulation and stretching decreases the buildup of
lactic acid.  [5]

Walking is also a prevention measure against erectile dysfunction.
Researchers studied some 31,000 men between ages 55 to 90 and
concluded that men who regularly exercised typically had a 10-year delay in
erectile dysfunction. Sedentary men may be able to reduce their risk of
erectile dysfunction by performing exercise at a level of at least 200 calories a
day, which corresponds to walking briskly for two miles. [6]

MEDITATION

Transcendental meditation (TM) may help blood vessels relax. As it relaxes
the mind, also reduce the risks for heart disease.

just two 15-minute TM sessions daily could trigger an average 21 percent
increase in the teen' blood vessel dilation while those did not meditate have
an average 4 percent decrease in blood vessel dilation over the study period.
[7]

                  
Systolic Blood Pressure
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SUBSTANCES MAY RAISE THE BLOOD PRESSURE
Women who regularly take acetaminophen, ibuprofen or related substances
have as much as double the normal risk of developing high blood pressure.
Regular use of acetaminophen and related drugs may also  triples the risk
of kidney disease. However, aspirin does not increase the risk of
hypertension.  [1]
REFERENCES
[1]
New study shows even non-prescription painkillers raise blood pressure in women.
News-Medical. Net. Aug 16 2005.
[3] Wu HC et al, The effects of acupuncture on cardiac muscle cells and blood pressure in
spontaneous hypertensive rats, Acupunct Electrother Res. 2004;29(1-2):83-95.
[2] Guo W and Ni G. The effects of acupuncture on blood pressure in different patients., J Tradit
Chin Med. 2003 Mar;23(1):49-50.
[4] Hassed C., Monash University, Victoria , How humour keeps you well, Aust Fam Physician.
2001 Jan;30(1):25-8.
[5] Health Tip: Seniors Who Walk for Exercise, HealthDay, June 8, 2004.
[6] Daily 2-Mile Walk May Prevent Impotence, by Sid Kirchheimer, WebMD Medical News, June
22, 2004
[7]American Journal of Hypertension, April 2005]
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