High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure, also known as Hypertension, is a severe medical condition that may lead to heart failure, stroke, and coronary heart disease. Many people around the world suffer from high blood pressure, and it is estimated that in North America 1 in 3 adults suffers from High Blood Pressure to some degree. Yet far too many people don’t take their High Blood Pressure seriously and some individuals don’t take their High Blood Pressure medications as prescribed due to the unpleasant side effects they experience. That’s a really dangerous thing to do.
What is Blood Pressure?
Your heart circulates blood throughout your body through your arteries. Blood is returned to your heart and lungs for re-oxygenation through the veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries. Blood pressure is recorded as two numbers—the systolic pressure (the pressure exerted as your heart beats) over the diastolic pressure (the pressure remaining as your heart relaxes between beats).
Blood pressure is always read as two numbers, the systolic and diastolic pressures. Each time your heart beats (about 60-70 times a minute when at rest), it pumps blood into the arteries. Your blood pressure is at its highest when pumping the blood and this pressure measurement is called the systolic pressure. When your heart is at rest, between beats, your blood pressure falls. This blood pressure measurement is your diastolic pressure.
Having a blood pressure of 140/90 or higher is considered having high blood pressure.
Blood pressure is considered to be normal when it is less than 120 mmHg systolic and less than 80 mmHg diastolic. Your blood pressure is not static, it changes with the time of day and with the activity in which you are involved at any given time. It is generally lowest when you are asleep and rises when you get up. It also can rise when you are excited, nervous, or very active. When your blood pressure level stays high, 140/90 or higher, for an extended period of time, you are considered to have high blood pressure. With high blood pressure, your heart works harder, your arteries are stressed, and your chances of sustaining a stroke, heart attack, or kidney problems are greater.
Treating High Blood Pressure
There are a number of ways to treat High Blood Pressure, including taking medication and changing your diet. Many people also seek Complementary and Alternative treatments to deal with their High Blood Pressure. Shiatsu massage is one such commonly sought therapy used to compliment other, more traditional treatment such as medication. Biomagnetic Pair Therapy is another.
Shiatsu massage works to ensure that energetic stagnation and blockages are removed and that your qi (energy) flows freely through your body, which, in turn aids patients suffering from high blood pressure. It also helps reduce stress, anxiety, and other chronic pain. If your High Blood Pressure is treated with Shiatsu Therapy, a specialized form of massage will be applied primarily by finger pressure to specific areas of your body to promote a healthy flow of energy and remove stagnation.
In 2004, a study conducted by Mackay and Long (University of Salford UK) provided insight on the short and long term effects of Shiatsu massage. The findings of the two-country study shed light on how effective Shiatsu therapy is. Participants from the UK and Germany had symptoms ranging from anxiety to high blood pressure and other chronic illnesses. The study found that the participants reported both immediate and long term positive effects from receiving regular Shiatsu therapy.
If BioMagnetic Pair Therapy is the better choice for treating your High Blood Pressure, Carlos will test your body for the presence of viruses, parasites or bacteria which may be influencing or manifesting as your High Blood Pressure and, through the careful placement of magnets of moderate intensity, the pH of the affected area is adjusted thereby rendering the virus, parasite or virus inactive. If that pathogen is the cause of your High Blood Pressure, that should be positively impacted as a result. Repeated treatments may be required to maintain the effect.
Find Out How We Can Help You
At Shiatsu Toronto we are happy to answer all your questions. If you are considering a treatment or have questions about whether Shiatsu Massage Therapy, Biomagnetic pair Therapy or Medical Qigong can help your physical ailment or medical condition, call Carlos at 416-788-3187 or email us using the email form below.
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