Causes of high blood pressure and how to cure it?
If you can reverse your blood pressure then you can prevent yourself from major diseases such as kidney failure, heart attack and stroke and most importantly you can live longer too.High blood pressure effects millions of people and many people out there are not aware of it, hence it is very important that you monitor your blood pressure to make sure its within normal range. With the increase in stress levels and lack of physical activity, high blood pressure is becoming such a common disease that is prevalent in every other family. Though there are other factors effecting blood pressure, that are age, genes, unhealthy diet and lifestyle.
Medicine is one obvious option for high blood pressure but it has many side effects, some of the most common ones are headaches, insomnia, nervousness, tiredness, dizziness. The good news is high blood pressure can be effectively controlled through home remedies such as diet, acupressure points and yoga. The amazing part is even if you have a family history of high blood pressure that can be changed too which has been explained by the author of the book “Relaxation Revolution” named Benson. Benson talks about how yoga can change the way genes respond but in a good way, so genes that have been behaving in a negative way for years will now respond positively under the same situations. Yoga can cure high blood pressure while improving the condition of the heart and other organs in the body. Hence I am going to share with you six of these simple steps that will reverse your high blood pressure naturally and will also prevent you from any complications resulting from high pressure in the future.
1. Three Acupressure points recommended by Dr. Sam Robbins
Acupressure points are a great way of lowering your pressure instantly, try these points now and you will be surprised at how quick you get positive results.
LI4 acupressure point– Stands for large intestine 4. This acupressure is widely used to increase blood circulation throughout the body and clear all kind of blockages in the arteries and veins. Additionally it also boosts the immune system. This point is located at the webbing between your index finger and thumb. You can reach this point by sliding your thumb from the tip of the other thumb until you reach the crease. First rub your thumb on it in a circular motion for few seconds, then press it for 20-30 seconds with gentle to moderate pressure. It is okay for it to hurt in a good way but if you feel severe or uncomfortable pain then you know that you are applying way too much pressure. Take a break for few seconds and repeat couple of times.
Pericardium 6 point– This point known as the inner gate is effective for soothing the heart and improving its functioning and circulation of blood. Pericardium 6 point is located three finger-widths away from the crease of the wrist on the inner side of the wrist. Apply firm pressure with your thumb or index finger on this point for 20-30 seconds then take a break for few seconds and repeat few times.
G20 pressure point– These points are located below the base of the skull, at about 2cm away from the center line on both sides which would be the hollow area on the outer part of the neck muscles. Besides lowering blood pressure this point is beneficial for treating headaches, stiff neck, insomnia, eye tension, stress and migraine. Apply firm pressure with your thumb or knuckles and hold for 2-3 minutes, close your eyes and breathe deeply while you do so.
2. Anulom Vilom Pranayama
This pranayama cleanses the arteries and create pathways for the energy to flow throughout the body. This pranayama is very effective for clearing up the blocked arteries by 30-40 % just within 3-4 months only which in essence improves the blood and oxygen flow to the heart.
- Sit down in crossed leg position with your hands on the knees, palms facing up.
- Engage your one hand in akash mudra (join the tip of middle finger to the tip of the thumb finger, keeping all the other fingers straight).
- While performing this pranayama concentrate on your breath, if your mind wonders around then simply bring your attention back to your breath.
- Take your other hand and cover your right nostril, then inhale slowly and deeply from the left nostril.
- Close the left nostril with the little finger and exhale through the right nostril.
- Inhale from the right nostril then close the right nostril with the thumb and exhale through the left nostril.
- Continue this pranayama for 5 minutes and you will notice a decline in your blood pressure.
Note: You should inhale from the same nostril that you have exhaled through.
3. Sahaja Pranayama
This pranayama controls blood pressure and stress levels to bring your mind to a relaxed state. The movement of the head controls your blood pressure and the breathing helps you calm your mind.
- Sit down in crossed leg position with hands on your knees.
- Close your eyes and gently bring your chin towards your chest, bend it in a comfortable position without pushing it too far.
- Slowly inhale through your nose.
- Raise your head to its normal position and then slowly exhale through the mouth.
- Continue this pranayama for 10 rounds of inhalation and exhalation and feel the positive effect.
Note: The inhalation takes place through the nose and exhalation takes place through the mouth. The inhalation and exhalation should be very slow. Make sure not to inhale or exhale during the movement of the head.
4. Healing power of Beet Juice
Dr. Alan Mandell guarantees that one cup of beet juice can instantly lower your blood pressure (Blend it). You can blend it with other vegetable if you don’t like it raw such as ginger, apple and carrot. They are many published articles talking about the miracle powers of beet juice for high blood pressure and heart disease. Someone suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease are deficient of the most healthy chemical for our body called nitric oxide, the purpose of which is to open up the blood vessels. In orders words it means, if you have less nitric oxide, that means the blood vessels tend to close. Beet juice opens up your blood vessels as it contains nitric oxide, this increases blood circulation and allows sufficient blood to flow through the arteries (because the arteries are now wider).
5. Miraculous benefits of bottle gourd juice
Did you know besides lowering blood pressure, this amazing vegetable has so many other benefits, it can help you lose weight, get beautiful and glowing skin, lowers cholesterol, treats constipation and upset stomach. Consume 200-250 gm of bottle gourd juice everyday, add some herbs like mint, holy basil or limes if you can’t stand the bitter taste. Bottle gourd tastes better when you cook it, so you can also make soup and include it in your daily diet if you don’t prefer juice.
Other Home Remedies suggested by Dr. Alan Mandell
- Exercise or do yoga regularly.
- Reduce the intake of salt.
- Drink lots of water.
- Control your temper.
- Manage your weight.
- Monitor your blood pressure regularly.
6. Diet that will reverse your blood pressure
- Increase garlic intake in your diet
- Ginger is an anti-inflammatory that prevents blood clotting and helps reverse high blood pressure.
- Cyanine helps clean up the blood vessels.
- Tomato is an anti-oxidant that helps lower blood pressure.
- Celery is full of fibre, that acts as a diuretic to flush out water and toxins.
- Sesame or sesame oil absorbs cholesterol and lowers blood pressure.
The acupressure points are very effective in quickly reversing your blood pressure but it is a temporary result that won’t last throughout the day hence you if you want permanent results you should practice yoga and maintain a healthy diet . The two pranayamas will cure your blood pressure permanently from the root cause even if it has been running in your family history (as mentioned earlier in the post) or if you have been diagnosed with high blood pressure for several years. Pranayamas will clean up all blocked arteries to improve blood and oxygen flow to the heart while improving the condition of the heart and other organs in the body.
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