Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Cedar City UT

Reducing stress is crucial to controlling my blood pressure. 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.

Southwest Behavioral Health Center
(435) 865-6481
91 N Aime Ave
Cedar City, UT
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David A Tomb
(801) 581-7951
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
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Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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David L Paulson
(801) 224-3014
361 E 1200 S
Orem, UT
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Wasatch Mental Health
(801) 763-0461
548 E 300 S
American Fork, UT
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Seps Learning Center
(801) 467-2122
2120 S 1300 E
Salt Lake City, UT
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Mark G Schwei
(801) 265-3000
5770 S 1500 W
Taylorsville, UT
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Charles D Glazzard
(800) 328-3035
4021 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
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Ruth A Dickinson
(801) 582-1565
500 Foothill Blvd
Salt Lake City, UT
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(800) 328-3035
4021 S 700 E
Salt Lake City, UT
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(801) 466-1822
1514 Emerson Ave
Salt Lake City, UT
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Reducing Stress to Reduce High Blood Pressure

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By Steele Belok, m.d.

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 all.

TM is also thought to reduce anxiety—another key to lowering blood pressure—partly by stimulating the production of the mood-enhancing brain chemical serotonin. While there’s less evidence to support other forms of meditation, they may also be helpful.

TM is taught at Maharishi Vedic Centers. You can find the nearest one by calling 888.532.7686, or look online at www.tm.org .

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