Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Jackson MS

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.

James R. Baugh
(601) 932-6735
2540 Flowood Drive
Flowood, MS
Services
Couples Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Stress Management or Pain Management
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Louisiana State University
Credentialed Since: 1975-03-20

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Rodrigo M Galvez
(601) 932-0973
3531 Lakeland Dr
Flowood, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Joseph Allen Kwentus
(601) 420-5810
3531 Lakeland Drive
Flowood, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Neuropsychiatry

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Sudhakar Madakasira
(601) 664-1001
2540 Flowood Dr
Flowood, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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John Wilkaitis
(601) 936-6781
3531 Lakeland Dr
Jackson, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Huff Bobby Clpc
(601) 355-5600
2 Old River Pl
Jackson, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Physical Therapist

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Memorial Behavioral Health
(601) 939-8833
4 River Bend Pl
Flowood, MS
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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C. Gerald O'Brien
(601) 664-6730
640 Lakeland East Dr
Jackson, MS
Services
Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Personality Disorder (e.g., borderline, antisocial), Stress Management or Pain Management, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Louisville
Credentialed Since: 1999-04-20

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Donald C Guild
(601) 936-6781
3531 Lakeland Dr
Flowood, MS
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Shephearst Meadows Llc
(601) 933-1136
513 Keywood Cir
Flowood, MS
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Mental Health Professional

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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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