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
 
Language of The Heart
(866) 204-5437
312 1/2 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN
 
Terry F. Nelson
(612) 332-5182
825 Nicollet Mall Ste 1435
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Stress Management or Pain Management, Psychological Assessment, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Minnesota
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-06

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Integral Psychotherapy
(612) 807-0388
5871 Cedar Lake Rd S
Minneapolis, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Hydie Jill Sobel
(505) 250-1761
88 S Park Ave
Le Center, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Stehlin Robert Psychological Services
(218) 263-6215
530 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN
 
Kelsey Carignan
(612) 625-7634
420 Delaware St Se
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Quentin Martin Gabor
(651) 266-7999
1919 University Ave W Ste 200
Saint Paul, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Lda of Minnesota
(952) 922-8374
5354 Parkdale Dr Ste 100
Minneapolis, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Margaret S Gorbatenko
(612) 596-0900
1801 Nicollet Ave
Minneapolis, MN
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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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