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Blood Pressure Natural Remedies

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Blood Pressure Natural Remedies

Blood Pressure Natural Remedies

People who want natural remedies for blood pressure are in for some reassuring news: there are indeed lots of natural treatments to choose from. “Right now we’re seeing a cultural shift where an increasing number of people want to avoid standard phamaceuticals,” said John Bisognano, professor  of Medicine at the University of Rochester medical center.

Bisognano emphasizes that patients with hypertension need to adhere to low-intake salt diets, which are high in fiber, low in fats and include many fruits and vegetables.  Slowly incorporating exercise and weight loss protocols can also prove to be helpful. 

Beyond certain lifestyle modifications, a dietary supplement to help lower blood pressure is the antioxidant coenzyme Co-Q10 , which is also involved in production of energy.

It is also well known that potassium helps to lower blood pressure, and there is evidence that increasing the amount of potassium we intake through foods we consume could tote the same mild benefits as taking supplements.

Those looking for herbal remedies to lower blood pressure can turn to a variety of Chinese herbal formulae as well as western herbal supplements.

Below is a list of supplements that may help in lowering your blood pressure:

Gastrodia (Tian Ma) has been incorporated into traditional Chinese medicine for several thousand years. Notoriously difficult to grow and cultivate, gastrodia has long been known as a "superior" herb due to its long record of safety and reliability.

Herb Pharm Mistletoe Extract, 4 Oz

It's calming properties ease the psychological tension caused by an asthamatics difficulty in drawing breath. In some cases, mistletoe is also used to treat epilepsy, hysteria, neurosis, dizziness, arterial hypertension, cardiac ischemia, hiccups, digestive and uterine cramps.

Eucommia Combination (Du Zhong Pian)
The main ingredient in Du Zhong Pian, or "Eucommia Combination", is eucommia bark. Eucommia bark comes from the eucommia, or hardy rubber tree. The tree is a member of the rubber family and is found in the Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou and Hubei provinces of China. Mature trees can reach a height of 50 feet; however, the tree is not killed to obtain the bark. Instead, small patches are peeled away from mature trees in the late summer and early autumn. The inner bark contains a white, rubbery liquid that accounts for eucommia's herbal properties.

*If you experience any of the signs or symptoms of high blood pressure it is advised that you seek the care of an experienced healthcare physician.

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Brendan Zachar is a Licensed Acupuncture Physician practicing in Miami,FL.

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