Mindfulness-based stress reduction is an increasingly popular practice that has been purported to alleviate stress, treat depression and anxiety, and treat certain health conditions.
Natural Health News A programme of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) can lower blood pressure as effectively as some medications, according to new research.
Mindfulness-based stress reduction is an increasingly popular practice that has been purported to alleviate stress, treat depression and anxiety, and treat certain health conditions, according lead researcher Joel W. Hughes, PhD, of Kent State University and his co-authors.
It has been suggested that MBSR and other types of meditation may be useful in lowering blood pressure. Previous studies have reported small but significant reductions in blood pressure with Transcendental Meditation. The scientists say, however, that theirs is the first to specifically evaluate the blood pressure effects of mindfulness-based intervention in patients with prehypertension.
Prehypertension an early warning sign
The study included 56 women and men diagnosed with prehypertension blood pressure that was higher than desirable, but not yet so high that antihypertensive drugs would be prescribed.
Doctors watch out …
Leave a Reply