Need to Improve High Blood Pressure? Try These Natural Alternatives

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High blood pressure is one of the most prevalent conditions in the US, affecting 1 in 2 adults nationwide. Alarmingly, only 1 in 4 patients have their high blood pressure under control.

Uncontrolled hypertension, or high blood pressure, increases risk of stroke, dementia, heart attack, heart failure and early death. Many other common side effects can accrue for these individuals and are often overlooked.

Potential warning signs of high blood pressure:

  • Headache
  • Ringing ears
  • Dizziness
  • Nosebleed
  • Fatigue
  • Irregular heartbeat

Sadly, the only treatment offered by conventional doctors is to prescribe pharmaceuticals one by one. More often than not, these medications lead to other symptoms. But more importantly, they are not addressing the root cause.

But maybe it’s not their fault

In all fairness, most doctors are only trained in using pharmaceuticals or procedures to treat this and other cardiovascular conditions.

Holistic doctors, however, receive additional training in modalities outside of prescription drugs. We know the truth lies within the individual and not in a pharmaceutical deficiency.

Many patients come to us at Natural Heart Doctor to get off of these prescription drugs. We are happy that we can provide natural options while safely getting their blood pressure into a healthy range.

This is where they trick you..

It’s hard to consider the following medical therapies as ‘alternative’ or ‘eclectic’ when many have been around for hundreds, if not thousands of years. These are tried and true traditional medicines.  Using these therapies, we are able to help improve upon multiple factors that can influence blood pressure.

  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Excess weight or obesity
  • Low Nitric Oxide
  • Toxin ingestion or inhalation
  • Sleep disturbance

Herbs: Herbs have a long history of medicinal use, and many pharmaceutical drugs have their origins as a synthetic version mimicking plant parts. For example, digoxin, a drug prescribed for abnormal heart rhythms, was made after the plant digitalis purpurea, or foxglove, had been used traditionally for many years. Herbs like hawthorne, ginkgo biloba, hibiscus and garlic are studied to have multiple blood pressure lowering effects, as they can be anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and nourishing to the heart muscle. Passionflower, Melissa and Tilia can all be helpful for hypertension in patients who suffer from anxiety. Other associated symptoms or risk of high blood pressure can also be improved with botanical medicine. Feverfew and ginger can dramatically improve headaches and lobelia is frequently used to help smokers quit for good.

Acupuncture: The practice of placing nearly hair thin needles along meridian lines on the body began over 2,000 years ago. This therapy is tailored to each individual patient and can help regulate the vital life force or qi to flow more smoothly through these organ channels. Patterns within the body interconnect, and when disrupted can present in many ways.

Homeopathy: The principle of “like cures  like” is the core of homeopathic medicine. Individualized remedy prescriptions are based on the detailed patient experience. This can often peel back layers of underlying mental, emotional and physical trauma manifesting as  disease.

Chiropractic Care: Structural misalignment in the spine can lead to nerve imbalances and contribute to high blood pressure. After even one spinal manipulation blood pressure can improve significantly. This is a very safe and effective way to lower blood pressure in just minutes. We recommend that all of our patients seek regular chiropractic care to stay feeling their best.

Don’t try this alone

You should always speak with a doctor before making any changes to medications or supplements. Please take advantage of an appointment with me and/or NHD high blood pressure course run by Dr. Wolfson.

Supplements:

Heart Beet: Ideal for supporting nitric oxide production, healthy blood pressure levels, healthy circulation and increased energy levels.

Vessel Support: Supports healthy blood flow, blood pressure, nitric oxide, blood vessel health, improved immune function, better athletic performance, and improved stamina.

Magne 5: Supports immune system function, muscle and nerve function, blood sugar levels, blood pressure and making protein, bone, and DNA.

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