Chronic Disease Specialist Sand Springs OK

Most of the therapies I use draw on a combination of meditation ™, diet, herbs, massage, and behavioral changes. Here are some questions my patients with high blood pressure commonly ask.

Dr.Michael Carney
(918) 582-7711
802 S Jackson Ave # 500
Tulsa, OK
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Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ
Year of Graduation: 1976
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Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Patrick Carney, DO
(918) 582-7711
802 S Jackson Ave Ste 500
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Chicago Coll Of Osteo Med, Midwestern Univ, Chicago Il 60615
Graduation Year: 1976

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Royden Wayne Neal, MD
(918) 747-6020
3115 S Delaware Pl
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1958
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Heart Center Of Tulsa

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Ernest Pickering Jr, DO
(918) 743-0221
2553 E 26th Pl
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Philadelphia Pa 19131
Graduation Year: 1963

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Craig Steven Cameron
(918) 592-0999
1265 S Utica Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiovascular Disease

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Michael P Carney
(918) 582-7711
802 S Jackson Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology

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Sharolyn D Cook
(918) 382-5065
744 W 9th St
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Cardiovascular Disease

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Robert Carl Sonnenschein, MD
(918) 592-0999
4183 S Zunis Ave
Tulsa, OK
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rush Med Coll Of Rush Univ, Chicago Il 60612
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: Hillcrest Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok; U S P H S W W Hastings Indian, Tahlequah, Ok
Group Practice: Oklahoma Heart Institute

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Randolph D Cohen, MD
(918) 747-5040
2000 S Wheeling Ave Ste 100
Tulsa, OK
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Cardiology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: St John Med Ctr, Tulsa, Ok
Group Practice: Cohen & Cohen

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Dr.David Sandler
(918) 592-0999
1265 S Utica Ave # 300
Tulsa, OK
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M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Cardiologist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Practitioner's Corner—About High Blood Pressure

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By Steele Belok, m.d.

The most common chronic disease in America is a stealthy one. Hypertension rarely announces itself with troublesome symptoms, but people who have it are at risk for many other health problems, including cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death. Despite this grim picture, high blood pressure is often preventable.

As for treatment, I’ve found that hypertension responds particularly well to Ayurvedic (a.k.a. Vedic) medicine. This 5,000-year-old healing system works by balancing three organizing principles, or doshas, in the body: vata (movement), pitta (energy and metabolism), and kapha (structure). According to Vedic medicine, imbalances in any of the three doshas can lead to hypertension, so treatment would depend on which ones are out of balance.

I’ve practiced Vedic medicine for 15 years and can detect imbalances among the doshas by feeling a patient’s pulse and taking a history of lifestyle and symptoms. Most of the therapies I use draw on a combination of transcendental meditation ™, diet, herbs, massage, and behavioral changes. Here are some questions my patients with high blood pressure commonly ask.

Q: My latest blood pressure reading was high. Can I bring it down by changing my diet?

A: Yes, but dietary approaches to controlling hypertension should be tailored to your individual balance of doshas, so it’s difficult to make a blanket statement about what constitutes the ideal diet. Most hypertensives have imbalances in vata, pitta, or both. A diet to calm the vata would include lots of sweet and sour foods, while one aimed at balancing the pitta would steer clear of spicy and oily food. I also recommend that anyone with hypertension eat mostly warm, freshly cooked foods, such as leafy greens and legume-based dishes like dal, and eat as few salty, fried, or heavy foods—like cheese and meat, for example—as possible.

Q: I know that reducing stress is crucial to controlling my blood pressure. What’s the best stress-busting technique?

A: Transcendental meditation is a terrific way to promote relaxation. It doesn’t require a specific diet and while the training can be costly, once you’ve learned the technique, it’s free. The benefits come by way of physiological effects such as slowing the respiratory rate and reducing production of the stress hormone cortisol. Calming these aspects of the stress response helps blood vessels relax and widen, which reduces pressure.

One study found that a group of African-Americans who practiced TM lowered their blood pressure by twice as much as a comparison group who used a progressive muscle relaxation technique. In fact, the TM group’s blood pressure dropped by the same amount one would expect to see if they had just begun taking medication. Eight years later, their mortality from cardiovascular disease was 67 percent lower than that of the other relaxation group, and 75 percent lower than that of a control group that received no relaxation training at a...

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