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May 11, 2016

Homeopathy and National High Blood Pressure Education Month


Over 200 years ago, Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, outlined instructions for disease prevention and pioneered diet as source of healing. High blood pressure education continues with these instructions, particularly with recent research on diet and its effect on cardiovascular health.blood pressure cuff

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remind us that high blood pressure is a silent killer because there are few warning signs or symptoms. One of every three American adults has high blood pressure —increasing that individual’s risk of heart attack and stroke. In this at-risk population of 77.9 million, 81.5% are aware of their high blood pressure and 74.9% are treating it but only 52.5% have it under control.

You are at increased risk for high blood pressure if you are
• African American
• Approaching retirement OR younger than 55 and male OR older than 55 and female
• Inactive
• Overweight or obese according to your body mass index (greater than 24.9)
• Related to someone with high blood pressure
• Too fond of alcohol or salty foods
• Under a lot of stress

You can take control of your blood pressure. Holistic medical directives include
• Elimination of caffeine, salt, and spices
• Consumption of unprocessed, whole foods
• Moderate exercise (30 minutes, 3-4 times per week)
• Proper rest
• Stress reduction, particularly Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Current high blood pressure treatment and prevention guidelines include
• Avoid smoking and tobacco products
• Check your blood pressure regularly and see your healthcare provider if it is borderline or high: normal BP is 120/80 or less; you are at risk if you are 120-139/80-89, and you have high blood pressure if your reading is 140/90 or higher
• Eat a healthy diet rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and limited quantities of meat, fat, dairy, nuts, salt, and sweets (the DASH—Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension—Diet guidelines can be found at http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/public/heart/hbp_low.pdf)
• Exercise and be active throughout the day
• Increase your Coenzyme Q10, magnesium (almonds, avocados, bananas, cashews, dark chocolate, flaxseed, kale, pecans, pumpkin seeds, soy, spinach, tuna) , and potassium (apricots, bananas)
• Limit your consumption of alcohol to 1 drink/day
• Lose weight if you are overweight; maintain the right weight for your height
• Manage conditions like diabetes and stress

Homeopathic practitioners have reported success in treating high blood pressure with
Argentum nitricum
• Arsenicum alb
• Aurum metallicum
• Calc-c
• Glonoinum
• Lachesis
• Lycopodium
• Nat-mur
• Nux vomica
• Phos
• Plumbum metallicum
• Sulphur

However, because high blood pressure is such a serious condition, you must consult with your homeopath to find the remedy that matches your constitution instead of self-treating from this list, and you may still have to take a pharmaceutical medicine after you have tried conservative approaches for 3-4 months.

Recommended reading
How to lose weight the natural way
Homeopathy for mental stress

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