Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Louisburg KS

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.

Elizabeth Layton Center
(913) 294-8300
505 S Hospital Dr
Paola, KS
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Mental Health Professional

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Barbara Renee Winkleman
(913) 557-9096
401 N East St
Paola, KS
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Psychiatry

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Midwest Clinical Forensics Inc
(816) 318-1720
210 E North Ave
Belton, MO
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Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Lifeline Counseling Center
(913) 764-5463
13839 S Mur Len Rd Ste K
Olathe, KS
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Mental Health Professional

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Linda J Kohler
(913) 393-9889
1925 E Willow Dr
Olathe, KS
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Psychiatry

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K Vc Behavioral Healthcare
(913) 294-4570
110 S Agate St
Paola, KS
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Mental Health Professional

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Pathways Community Behavioral Health Care
(816) 322-4332
201 Main St
Belton, MO
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Mental Health Professional

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Casey S Prough
(816) 322-4332
201 Main St
Belton, MO
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Psychiatry

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Jason E. Neufeld
(913) 764-1194
511 N. Mur-Len
Olathe, KS
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Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Couples Psychotherapy, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Kansas
Credentialed Since: 2005-02-22

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Horen Susan Lscsw
(913) 647-5210
6240 W 135th St
Overland Park, KS
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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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