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Natural Ways To Treat High Blood Pressure


Are There Natural Ways To Treat High Blood Pressure?




High blood pressure refers to a situation where blood starts exerting pressure against the walls of arteries, veins and also the chambers of the heart. Over a specified time period, this heavy rush of blood starts damaging the lining of the blood vessels. It can also lead to arteriosclerosis, meaning hardening of the arteries.



Natural Treatment For High Blood Pressure

Symptoms of high blood pressure

High blood pressure symptoms are often acute in human beings. They include:

  • sudden dizziness
  • flushed faces
  • nervousness
  • severe headaches
  • restlessness
  • difficult breathing
  • nose bleeding
  • insomnia
  • intestinal complaints
  • depression
  • short temper
  • emotional instability          

The diagnosis of high blood pressure is done when the normal pressure tends to repeatedly rise. The other physical symptoms of high blood pressure includes constant tendency to urinate, decrease in eye vision and muscle weakness.

Conventional medicine offers a group of drugs known as angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors. These drugs can cause:

  • Coughing 
  • Skin swelling (including the tongue)
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   These drugs are used to relax blood vessels, which can also be accomplished with nitric oxide boosting supplements. Usually a combination of amino acids such as L-arginine and L-citrulline. The research around this won a Nobel Prize in 1998. These amino acids are extremely effective at lowering blood pressure with liittle to no side effects for normal use.

Overdosing on L-Arginine can cause problems such as :

  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Heart Palpitations

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For 2500- possibly 7000 years, Acupuncture has been used for treating common health conditions. Even conventional medicine has realized and is using it as a unique treatment for reducing high blood pressure. In fact, The University of California has been researching this topic with really cool findings.

We interviewed Louis Pontillo who uses acupuncture to help athletes overcome injury. Check out the interview here:


What Are Electro-acupuncture Treatments

Acupuncture combined with electric stimulation or electro-acupuncture can lower elevations of blood pressure. When the research was conducted for the first time, acupuncture needles were inserted on the inside of the forearm just above the wrist, but to no avail. Researchers then started adding electric stimulation to the needles, which means that electric would start flowing from the needles to the body. While high frequency of stimulation had no effect, low frequencies of electro stimulation reduced blood pressure effectively.

A thorough research on acupuncture shows that the inserted needles excites brain cells, causing them to release neurotransmitters that always heighten the heart’s activities. To cure high blood pressure, acupuncture inserts needles on certain points on the wrist, forearm or leg, to excite the opioid chemicals in the brain and reduce excitatory responses of the cardiovascular systems. This eventual decrease in heart activity and need for oxygen can lower blood pressure to a great extent. It also promotes in the healing of other heart-related conditions like myocardial ischemia and hypertension.


Other herbal  treatments to reduce high blood pressure


While you are undergoing acupuncture treatments for curing high blood pressure, you can also use herbs.

  • Tian Ma (Gastrodia Rhizome)- improves blood flow to the brain and protects the heart,,
  • Xia Ku Cao (Prunella) is a cooling herb that helps lower blood pressure .I would use this short term but not if you have rheumatic diseases or gastrointestinal challenges
  • Shan Zha is also effective to reduce high blood pressure. I recommend finding a Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine for effective use of these herbs and to try acupuncture for yourself.


Some other  “cooling”  foods include:

  • Greens,
  • Celery,
  • Cucumber,
  • Green apples,
  • Watermelon
  • Mung beans

Acupressure is something you can learn to do at home, here’s an example ,also helpful as a natural treatment for high blood pressure: 

  1. Press of the skin on the back of your hand in between the thumb and index finger.
  2. Hold For about 20 seconds.
  3. Repeat 3-4 times a day. 


At, we  believe that healthcare should be “open sourced”- meaning there is no billion dollar patent required for your health and well-being.

Nature and history provide the tools and technologies which have been proven by time. Science would prove it also, if only our mainstream healthcare system would invest in the science for this “open sourced” solution.


We hope these tips are useful for you and help you to take responsibility for your own health by discovering here are many ways to conduct your own healthcare system at home. After all, most Doctors will agree that healthcare really is what you do every day, not an appointment on the calendar. 


Thanks for reading!


3 Ways People Are Avoiding Dr. Visits? A look at Alternative Medicine and Home Remedies?

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Mainstream News Source Once Again Covers Up The Truth With Useless Information


It sounds more like they are looking at “alternative medicine” without even trying to see it…


This article from mainstream news source ABC mentions home remedies, essential oils and even veterinary medicine as ways people to avoid going to the doctor.

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What Are The Benefits Of Alternative Medicine?

 What Are The Benefits Of Alternative Medicine?


And why should we avoid pharmaceutical and surgical solutions to common health ailments…

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The term ‘alternative medicine’ is used today to reference healing methods which would be considered traditional  medicine if used within the culture it originated.

Their references can be diversified due to their preferences and knowledge regarding this issue. It includes various methods, ways and approaches that people are using from the first dawn of civilization. Some examples include but aren’t limited to:

  • Homeopathy
  • Various massage systems,
  • Traditional chinese medicine (using natural products as medicine)
    • including  herbs, acupuncture, acupressure 
  • Different forms and postures of yoga 
  • Qi Gong
  • Botanical medicine
  • Accupuncture
  • Accupressure

It includes a wide range of practices or medicines that are completely different from the conventional, scientific medical model utilizing pharmaceutical drugs and surgical processes. The benefits of alternative medicine are many and it can actually promote healing rather than sickness. When your doctor suggests a pharmaceutical drug, what if you asked him, ” Is this going to heal my condition and improve my overall health?  You may be surprised by the answer or lack of one.

The top benefit of Alternative medicine is that the practitioners traditionally seek out the cause of a sickness or symptom rather than treating the symptoms alone.

Any doctor should  spend 60-90 minutes or more learning about you, your habits, family history, diet and lifestyle.


Different types of yoga, meditation and dietary methods by using vitamins and various herbs can be the perfect examples of alternative medicine. It can be the substitution of the scientific medical model and it is totally different from conventional health care treatment.

One of the oldest conventional forms of alternative medicine is Chinese Medicine and it has been used widely from the very beginning of the civilization. It has been regarded as the crucial health care method of treatment in the East and people are practicing this system extensively due to its health care benefits and physical comfort. A sound health is a condition that comprises of sound body and mind, mental sharpness, spiritual advancement and well social adjustment. Using drugs continuously isn’t good for long term health and it is an expensive process. One of the benefits of alternative medicine is that it is a very low cost and effective process.

What is Conventional Medicine and where did it come from?

Using conventional medicine is a very costly process and it is losing its share in the market incessantly. As far as chronic disease is concerned, using drugs and surgery will lead you into a downward spiral of *side effects* which are often treated with more drugs. 


But people are thinking of practicing alternative medicine nowadays due to its health value and low cost effectiveness.

People are looking forward to using alternative medicine and it is taking place the existence of conventional medicine. Generally typical medicine treats the symptoms of diseases by using “FDA approved medications and surgeries. It is working solely on the affected parts of the body and it has diversified side effects and other physical hazards.  It may not consider the hidden or fundamental causes of the ailment or disease.

Conventional practitioners or doctors usually treat diseases first and the victim comes later. They don’t show optimism when their prescribed medicine fails to cure the diseases. On the contrary, one of the benefits of alternative medicine is that it treats body, mind and soul simultaneously. The alternative medicine practitioners often persuade and encourage patients to be optimists and help to bring comfort and happiness even when the state is out of control and fruitless.

Health sciences and biomedicine is straightforwardly connected to medicines and drugs. Medicine not only directs towards drugs but also points out medical surgery, clinical treatment and medical research.


The rate of medical faults is also escalating and it is causing severe loss to the near and dear ones. People are very conscious now and they are practicing alternative medicine for their sound physical health and sound mind.


Can I really use herbs to treat health issues?

In the United States, the number of herbal medicine users is increasing rapidly and the herbal industry is flourishing day by day. The number of herbal remedy centers has also multiplied their numbers in the last two years. Herbs can be detrimental to health if taken unwisely, in an erroneous condition, and above all excessively. It can even be the causes of death if you take it with other indicated medicines and alcohol. People need to know what they are doing and using for their physical comfort and wellbeing. Herbal medicine functions as a natural cure. But it can be harmful too if you use it irresponsibly. The benefits of alternative medicine start to appear when it is used by a trained herbalist or traditional medicine practitioner.


Acupuncture is an age old tradition of natural treatment. Generally acupuncture needles are used to place them in the quarter of an inch into the skin of human body to treat patients naturally. The therapist softly bends, curls and twists them for about 10 minutes first. Then he/she leaves them for about 5 to 20 minutes without interrupting. Then, she kindles them with low electrical current or uses herb heats like mugwort (moxibustion) to soothe patients. When James Reston’s accidental appendicitis was discovered, it was brought to the United States as a demonstration of medical absurdity. Alternative medicines have enormous manipulation on medical practice and research nowadays. It helps the existing botanical medicine studies by revealing the effectiveness of ginger, Echinacea and ginkgo biloba. It also assisted enormously in the past by impacting on the LaLeche League on the breast feeding issue. So, the benefits of alternative medicine are limitless.

Alternative Allergy Treatment


Allergies” – a massive subject and one which affects more than 55 million Americans. Apart from the North Americans, allergies also affect a large number of the rest of the world’s population – close to 40 per cent, in fact, will, at one time, or another, suffer the annoying and sometimes debilitating results of this ailment.

Allergies” – a massive subject and one which affects more than 55 million Americans.

Apart from the North Americans, allergies also affect a large number of the rest of the world’s population – close to 40 per cent, in fact, will, at one time, or another, suffer the annoying and sometimes debilitating results of this ailment. Allergic symptoms range from the mild to life-threatening. Sneezing, coughing, eyes itching and stuffed up nose. May even be one of the the causes of asthma and right through, to the sometimes deadly, anaphylactic reactions.

Allergy causes, are many and varied. Among the more common are mold, dust mites and it in the springtime, pollen.

Genetics may also play a part and nothing can be done about that. Both good and bad is passed down to you, through your parents.

A low immune system is another major cause of allergies. Boosting the immune system, with such as Green Tree, might help, but balancing the immune system is far more preferable, as boosting the immune system can cause complications in other areas.

What causes allergies? Basically, the body is merely reacting to a perceived threat and fights the allegens in the same way as a bacteriological invasion.

Allergies, concerning food, are not as common as most people think, but can be severe causing several hundreds of deaths annually.

Whilst millions of people are allergic to to animals, especially cats, we should seek relief, rather than do without the company of our precious and loyal, four-footed friends.

Cures may be many and varied. Asthma attacks, for instance, may be alleviated by the taking of a Chinese herbal formula named, Minor Blue Dragon, or XQLT, or xiao – qing – long tang. It has successfully been used for centuries, in China.

It is a most effective bronchodilator and often more efficacious than prescribed drugs.

Acupuncture has also been found to be a most effective treatment, for allergies in general.

Supplements and vitamins may also help, to greatly improve the immune system, together with a healthy lifestyle.

Vitamins, A, C, E, selenium and carotenoids. Antioxidants, MSM, magnesium and zinc may also help. Americans in particular, have become obsessed about cleanliness and buy any product which promises to be “99 per cent effective against all bad germs”, or some such nonsense. Children, particularly the very young, might benefit from a “little dirt” in their surroundings, to strengthen their immune systems, from an earlier age.

Eating foods “in season” can help. People used to eat seasonal fruit and vegetables, but with refrigeration and shipping, from around the world, our bodies receiving no respite from this problem.

This has necessarily been a very short article on allergies.

Seek further information from people practising alternative health and medicine, such as acupuncturists, herbalists, holistic practitioners and aromatherapists. You’ll find that there is much free and interesting information in your local library, or on the internet.

Good luck in your quest. You will find it to be a most enlightening and satisfying journey.