Lana Farson, M.S., L.Ac., Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist

Keeping your Blood Pressure Balanced


If you’d like to reduce your blood pressure, see if you can add more following to your daily activities:

Do regular, gentle aerobic exercise: reduces stress

Practice deep breathing:  combats tension

Try biofeedback training: teaches you how to relax

Meditate or pray every day:  elicits relaxation response

Eat sufficent potassium (found in fruits and vegetables):  regulates blood and volume

Practice yoga or tai chi:  aids relaxation

Maintain appropriate balance of fatty acids (omega-3’s & 6’s): promotes healthy arteries

Eat Shiitake mushrooms: they lower blood pressure and cholesterol

Change daily habits:

Reduce caffeine: stimulants make your heart work harder

Reduce smoking:  nicotine constricts your arteries

Consume less Sodium:  this reduces blood volume and relieves pressure

Lose a little weight if you need to:  excess weight makes the heart work harder

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