Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Memphis TN

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.

Hope For Tomorrow Center
(901) 327-0835
1069 Mcevers Rd
Memphis, TN
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Paul J. Neal
(901) 458-6291
Christian Psychol Ctr
Memphis, TN
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Couples Psychotherapy, Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
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Doctoral Program: U Memphis
Credentialed Since: 1985-06-11

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Hugh Deo Moore
(901) 454-9233
3100 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN
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Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Cultural Diversity Issues, Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment, Disability Determination or Worker Compensation Evaluation
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Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
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Doctoral Program: Colorado State University
Credentialed Since: 2005-08-05

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Foundation Associates
(901) 726-6053
2009 Lamar Ave
Memphis, TN
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Mental Health Professional

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Northeast Mental Health Housing Inc
(901) 458-3138
76 N Greer St
Memphis, TN
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Mental Health Professional

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Lowenstein House Inc
(901) 274-5486
821 S Barksdale St
Memphis, TN
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Mental Health Professional

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Douglas J. Hart
(901) 458-6291
3950 Central Ave
Memphis, TN
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Doctoral Program: Fuller Theological Seminary
Credentialed Since: 1986-03-03

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Frank Andrasik
(901) 678-2146
Univ. of Memphis, Dept of Psychology
Memphis, TN
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Stress Management or Pain Management, Biofeedback, Psychological Assessment, Behavioral Health Intervention involving Medical Conditions/Disorder
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
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Doctoral Program: Ohio U
Credentialed Since: 1982-02-04

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Nami
(901) 458-2010
3899 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
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Mental Health Professional

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Joel W. Chapman
(901) 844-4357
1000 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN
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Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol)
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Adults (18-64 yrs.)
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Doctoral Program: Georgia State University
Credentialed Since: 1978-08-09

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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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