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Should You Use Alternative Medicine For High Blood Pressure Treatments?

The use of an alternative medicine for high blood pressure treatment can be highly effective for many individuals. Some beneficial alternative treatments include drinking herbal teas, lifestyle changes, acupressure along with different forms of exercising.  However, you need to know how to use it to get the best results.


There are many other approaches to treating hypertension.  It includes a number of complementary therapies you can use in conjunction with any medication you are taking.

Alternative treatments for high blood pressure can be herbal, along with other treatments such as aromatherapy, naturopathy, homeopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, acupressure, pilates, yoga, qigong and meditation.

Aromatherapy, pilates, yoga, and meditation works mainly to relax your body which helps you to overcome stress.

While homeopathy, reflexology, acupuncture, acupressure uses your own body's natural healing abilities to lower your blood pressure.

There are millions of people who take medications to treat their high blood pressure, but it is also important to note that millions of other people have high blood pressure and do not know it. 

Further, when you make significant changes to your lifestyle and use alternative medicine to treat your blood pressure you may no longer need to take those medications.

It is never advisable to stop just taking your high blood pressure medications without consulting with your doctor first. However, you can use alternative medicines alongside most types of high blood pressure treatment. Consult with your doctor to find out if there are any side effects, you should be concerned about.

One of the first things you will need to do to cure high blood pressure is to make significant lifestyle choices.  Even before you start to use alternative medicine for high blood pressure, do the following:

  • Reduce your body weight by at least ten percent, which will reduce your risk of complications.

  • Eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, lean meats and healthy nuts. Cut out fats and other foods that can cause a buildup of cholesterol in your arteries, worsening blood pressure.

  • Eat antioxidant rich foods, which can in fact reduce the effects of high blood pressure.

  • Stop smoking and drinking excessively.

Choose Your Alternative Medicine For High Blood Pressure Treatments

Once you have made those changes, the next step in treating your high blood pressure is to use the right alternative treatments. The best options for you include a combination of supplements, including CoQ10, garlic, folic acid, fish oil, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.

Speak with an herbalist to get the right amount of supplement for your body size and your condition. These alternative treatments have shown some promise in clinical trials, too.

Herbal High Blood Pressure Treatment

About 30% of medically prescribed drugs sold on the market are derived from traditional plant remedies such as aspirin - from the willow tree and meadowsweet plant.


The difference between prescribed drugs and herbal is that prescribed drugs contain a single active ingredient that is often manufactured synthetically. While herbal supplements contain a blend of natural constituents that tends to produce a milder action with less risk of side-effects.

Herbal medicines are usually made up of different plants such as roots, flowers, leaves, bark, fruit or seeds, all depending on which has the highest concentration of active ingredients.

There are even some plants that are harvested and made into an infusion known as tea or tisane.

Plants can also be dried and ground to produce a powder. This powder can also be made into an infusion, an alcohol solution known as a tincture, and tablets or capsules.

Focus On Relaxation

Meditation stones.

In addition to the alternative treatment supplements listed above, it is also important to consider relaxation. By relaxing and reducing stress in your day to day life, you can naturally reduce blood pressure.

Yoga is one of the best resources for doing this. It is an ancient Hindu system of philosophy that uses postures, breath control and meditation to calm your mind and body.

It is a powerful technique for reducing both your stress and blood pressure and improve other risk factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease.

Yoga Posture To Avoid

If you have malignant or elevated high blood pressure avoid doing the inverted postures such as headstands or shoulder-stands. These postures can temporarily increase your blood pressure.

So review all these options of alternative medicine for high blood pressure and consult with your doctor.

When you use alternative medicine for high blood pressure treatments that incorporate each of these aspects, you will see marked improvement in your health. You may even see your quality of life improve significantly.

What Natural Remedy Are You Taking

What natural remedy are you using to help control your high blood pressure? How much is your blood pressure lowered?

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