Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Saint Charles MO

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.

Lewis Kate Psychotherapist
(636) 441-3328
1600 Heritage Lndg
Saint Peters, MO
Industry
Mental Health Professional, Osteopath (DO)

Data Provided by:
Jyothi Mandava
(636) 939-2550
255 Spencer Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Srinivas Battula
(636) 939-2550
255 Spencer Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Saaid Khojasteh
(636) 939-2550
255 Spencer Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Winston Kitchin
(636) 928-5109
4200 Cloverleaf Drive
St.Peters, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Mojgan Makki
(636) 939-2550
255 Spencer Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
Dawn Michelle Holemon
(636) 939-2550
255 Spencer Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
William Wang
(636) 939-2550
255 Spencer Rd
Saint Peters, MO
Specialty
Psychiatry

Data Provided by:
David A. Lipsitz
(636) 441-3322
514 Jungermann Rd
St. Peters, MO
Services
Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Disorder Diagnosed in Infancy-Adolescence (e.g., ADHD, LD, MR, or Pervasive Devel Disorder), Individual Psychotherapy, Psychological Assessment
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: St. Louis University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-24

Data Provided by:
Keim L Baird
(636) 946-5844
535 Pike St
Saint Charles, MO
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...