Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Hibbing MN

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.

Speare Jonathan, Ph.D.
(218) 741-3740
4023 River Road
Iron, MN
 
Stehlin Robert Psychological Services
(218) 263-6215
530 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN
 
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(612) 863-5327
2545 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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Family Systems Center
(952) 831-3373
7300 France Ave S
Minneapolis, MN
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO), Psychologist

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(612) 275-3608
Unlisted
Minneapolis, MN
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Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Psychological Assessment, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
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(866) 204-5437
312 1/2 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN
 
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(952) 435-0335
625 E Nicollet Blvd Ste 320
Burnsville, MN
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Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

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(218) 281-3850
309 Leonard AVe
Crookston, MN
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Psychological Assessment, Individual Psychotherapy
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
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Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 2007-08-22

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(952) 993-3307
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd
St Louis Park, MN
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Psychiatry

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523 N 3rd St
Brainerd, MN
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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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