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
 
Dung Hoang Truong
(612) 672-6000
2450 Riverside Ave
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Bergina L Brickhouse
(507) 284-2511
200 1st St Sw
Rochester, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Volunteers of America
(763) 225-4023
5905 GOLDEN VALLEY RD STE 110
Minneapolis, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional

Data Provided by:
Language of The Heart
(866) 204-5437
312 1/2 E Howard St
Hibbing, MN
 
Spencer Anton Olson
(612) 925-6033
4936 Queen Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
Services
Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder, Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Psychological Assessment, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Schizophrenia or other Psychotic Disorder
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Argosy University - Twin Cities
Credentialed Since: 1994-06-23

Data Provided by:
Be Somebody Inc
(651) 777-3336
11550 Stillwater Blvd N
Lake Elmo, MN
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

Data Provided by:
John O'Regan
(612) 810-5943
4159 Strawberry Lane
Eagan, MN
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Missouri - Columbia
Credentialed Since: 2011-04-22

Data Provided by:
Michelle M Wiersgalla
(612) 347-2218
914 S 8th St Ste S-110
Minneapolis, MN
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Reducing Stress to Reduce High Blood Pressure

Provided by: 

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 .

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...