Transcendental Meditation Classes for High Blood Pressure Wailuku HI

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.

C.P. Kelly Bass
(808) 242-7011
1129 L Main St, #305
Wailuku, HI
Services
Family Psychotherapy, Eating Disorder (e.g., compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia), Individual Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation)
Languages Spoken
Sign Language
Education Info
Doctoral Program: United States International University
Credentialed Since: 1991-12-30

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(808) 244-1003
270 Waiehu Beach Rd
Wailuku, HI
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Psychiatry

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(808) 984-2150
121 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
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Psychiatry

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(808) 984-2150
121 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
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Psychiatry

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Michael D Mathews
(808) 243-6000
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
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Psychiatry

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John H Draeger
(808) 243-6000
80 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
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Child Psychiatry

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Brian Dean Jaeger
(808) 984-2150
121 Mahalani St
Wailuku, HI
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Psychiatry

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Riggs Bailey Roberts
(808) 242-9233
1883 Mill Street
Wailuku Maui, HI
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Psychiatry

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Bettina Wong Haerer
(808) 249-2121
1787 Wili Pa Loop Ste 7
Wailuku, HI
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Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry

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Alfred M Arensdorf
(808) 244-6601
33 Keoneloa Street
Wailuku, HI
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Psychiatry, Child 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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