Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Grand Forks ND

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.

Leland H. Lipp
(701) 746-8376
Lipp, Carlson, Lommen & Witucki, Ltd.
Grand Forks, ND
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Psychoeducational Evaluation, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U No Dakota
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-26

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Kenneth M. Carlson
(701) 746-8376
Lipp, Carlson, Lommen & Witucki Ltd.
Grand Forks, ND
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Stress Management or Pain Management, Biofeedback
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U No Dakota
Credentialed Since: 1978-02-28

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Whalen, Jonathan, Phd - Lipp Carlson Lommen & Witucki
(701) 746-8376
2808 17th Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Jacob Kerbeshian
(701) 780-6697
860 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Sue A. Russell
(701) 746-8737
628 7th Ave S, Ste B
Grand Forks, ND
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Gender Issues (MenÆs/WomenÆs Issues), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U No Dakota
Credentialed Since: 1994-01-06

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Thomas Peterson
(701) 775-2500
1451 44th Ave S
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Harold E. Randall
(701) 775-4192
2698 S 35th Street
Grand Forks, ND
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Life Threatening/Terminal Disease, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Crisis Intervention or Disaster Intervention
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U No Dakota
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-14

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Ashok K Bansal
(701) 780-6697
860 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Muhammad Asghar ali Shah
(701) 795-3000
151 S 4th St
Grand Forks, ND
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Psychiatry

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Ellen K Feldman
(701) 780-6697
860 S Columbia Rd
Grand Forks, ND
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Psychiatry

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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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