Hypertension is a disorder in which blood pressure abnormally raised from 139/89 mm of Hg. From long time hypertension remains one of the commonest chronic conditions in the developed parts of world. The diagnosis of hypertnesion should be made by a medical doctor.
WHO’s World health statistics 2012 report made after accessing health conditions in 194 countries, indicates that one in three adults suffers from raised blood pressure worldwide.
According to ayurvedic herbal science, hypertension is mainly caused by vata vitiation so ayurveda has its primary focus to pacify vata humour defect. However, it may be cause by other humours as well and need to manage accordingly. The best hypertensive preventative treatment is having control over the dietary habits and having an active lifestyle and reducing excessive salt intake.
Ayurveda suggests high fibre primarily vegetarian diet and emphasis is given over low salt intake. There are some breathing exercises known as Pranayama, yoga and some meditation useful to reduce high blood pressure.
Some herbs and ayurvedic medicines are prescribed to maintain and manage blood pressure. Shirodhara (gently poring medicated oil over the forehead for a certain period) and some other ayurvedic relaxation techniques may also help to keep anxiety and blood pressure under control.
These herbs should be taken under the supervision and guidance of an ayurvedic practitioner and should be discussed with your medical practitioner.
Terminalia Arjuna (Arjuna)
Commiphora myrrha (Guggulu)
Tribulus terrestris (Gokshura)
Curcuma longa (Tumeric)
Bacopa Monnieri (Brahmi)
Punarnava (Boerhavia diffusa)
Nardostachys chinensis (Jatamasi)
Herbs like bhringraj, guduchi, amala and shatavari are also beneficial in maintaining good blood pressure.
Ayurvedic body massage
Ayurvedic body massage helps to relax the body and helps to improve the ability to dela with stress and exhaustion. It may help in high blood pressure by enhancing the blood circulation throughout the body and by reducing mental stress.
Shirodhara is also considered an effective stress reliever in ayurveda. Stress is also a risk factor for hypertensive patient. Therefore, people with high blood pressure may consider shirodhara to relieve their stress.
Hypertension may be due to sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol levels, blockages in the blood vessels and lack of physical work. Therefore, yoga is a lifestyle technique and natural way to help reducing stress that may be linked with hypertension. The helpful yoga poses are Child's Pose (Shishu Asana), Corpse Position (Shavasana), Full Yogic breathing, Adho Mukha Shvanasana (Downward-Facing Dog Pose), Uttanasana (Standing Forward Bend Pose), Pashchimottanasana (Posterior Stretch Pose), Halasana (Plow Pose), Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Bridge Pose), Camel pose, Knees squeeze, Nadi shodhana (Breathing Exercise) and Pranayama.
If you wish to enquire more information on Hypertension or High Blood Pressure Ayurvedic Natural Treatment in Melbourne, you may contact us at Pure Herbal Ayurved Clinic.
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