Reiki for Hypertension

Can Reiki Help Lower High Blood Pressure?

High blood pressure, which may also be referred to as Hypertension affects millions of people all over the world. In fact, the World Health Organization reports that nearly one in four people around the world over the age of 18 are currently living with this condition. Many different treatments are used to deal with this condition, including medications, dietary changes and exercise. In addition, some patients have also found that they can improve their symptoms by adding Reiki treatments to their therapeutic regimen.

How High Blood Pressure Affects You

High blood pressure occurs when the pressure exerted by your blood flow is too strong, causing damage to the walls of your blood vessels. Some of the symptoms of high blood pressure include headaches, nosebleeds and shortness of breath, but many people with this condition don’t have any symptoms until their blood pressure reaches a dangerous level. When blood pressure gets extremely high or high blood pressure remains untreated for a long period of time, a number of complications may result. Some of the possible complications of high blood pressure include memory problems, heart failure, heart attack, stroke and aneurysm. Some people may also experience problems with their eyes and/or kidneys because of this condition.
Blood pressure is usually treated with medications, including diuretics and beta blockers. People with high blood pressure are also encouraged to watch their sodium intake, maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly. In addition, most physicians instruct patients with high blood pressure to avoid stress as much as they can.


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