Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Manlius NY

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.

Waldron Virginia R the White House
(315) 243-1828
7030 E Genesee St
Fayetteville, NY
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Hypnotherapist, Mental Health Professional, Psychologist

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Francis Durgin
(315) 446-1435
6836 E Genesee St
Fayetteville, NY
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Psychiatry

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Scope Instrument Co
(315) 432-8285
102 Calhoun St
East Syracuse, NY
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Youth Emergency Services For Mental Health
(315) 463-1100
6520 Basile Rowe
East Syracuse, NY
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Barbara J Miller
(315) 472-8721
5800 Heritage Landing Dr
East Syracuse, NY
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Psychiatry

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Laura Susan Dibble
(315) 445-2343
7000 E Genesee St
Fayetteville, NY
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Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Jim Marshall Farms Foundation
(315) 687-5064
1978 New Boston Rd
Chittenango, NY
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Mental Health Professional

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Abdulhafiz A Ahmed
(315) 472-7885
5800 Heritage Landing Drive
East Syracuse, NY
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Psychiatry

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Jay M. Land
106 Windham Drive
Syracuse, NY
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Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Syracuse University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-18

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Marilyn Ward
(315) 464-3104
750 E Adams St
Syracuse, NY
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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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