In This Issue -- Complementary Health Approaches for Hypertension

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Some complementary health approaches are showing promise as elements of a program of lifestyle change that can help lower blood pressure. Research results show that some mind and body practices, such as meditation and relaxation techniques, may help reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension. In 2013, the American Heart Association suggested that biofeedback and Transcendental Meditation, in addition to conventional medication, can help people lower their blood pressure.


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What the Science Says:
Complementary Health Approaches for Hypertension

Learn what current research has to say about:

Bullet Relaxation Techniques

Bullet Meditation

Bullet Yoga

Bullet Garlic

Bullet Omega-3 Fatty Acids (Fish Oil)

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Additional Resources

Bullet Clinical Practice Guidelines

Bullet Scientific Literature

Bullet For Your Patients

Bullet Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

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