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01 Mar 2014

Therapy for high blood pressure (hypertension).

March 01, 2014Therapy

If you have high blood pressure issues then you may need to take control of your anxiety to help with your hypertension. Nearly 16 million people in the UK suffer from high blood pressure and that equates to 20% of all deaths in the whole world.

When hypertension is left untreated it can lead to many complications. You need to get the support it will take to get your blood pressure under control quickly. The good news is that there is more than one thing that helps lower blood pressure and bring your pressure under control. If you want to do something that will help control blood pressure then it would be a great ideas to reduce the amount of stress and anxiety in your daily routine life. This can be helped by a technique I use within my clinic (see, control your inner voice). There are two primary culprits for high blood pressure (hypertension) and the various associated problems, stress and anxiety. Anxiety and stress is due to badly managed thinking which in turn creates anxiety, stress, then produces physical responses. (i will try demonstrate how your bad thoughts are slowly ruining your health).

The key to managing your stress and anxiety is to begin to understand your ‘thinking’, or cognition. Understanding your thinking will ultimately allow you identify when your thinking negatively, once this is mastered you will begin to feel much happier and healthier. When you begin to understand how your brain and body coerce together you will be able to make changes accordingly, this will then allow you to deal with experiences and events in life with far more perspective.

When we do not have self understanding and do not manage our thinking appropriately we allow our negative experience’s which are limiting beliefs to constantly distort our perspective on life so that we start to feel affected in several ways. These limiting beliefs can cause us to suffer from relationship breakdown’s inhibition’s anxieties, compulsion’s obsession’s mental and physical issues.

Physical symptoms such as high blood pressure, are just one of many in a list of physical ailments that can be made far worse by the way we think.

You might be thinking, ‘I can see that the way I think can cause psychological symptoms such as anxiety and stress but it cannot create physical ailments such as high blood pressure’.

Well it sure can! This is not such a stupid and strange concept as you may have thought as there has been much research over the years showing that the way we think has a massive impact on our physical body, such as your immune system etc (ref: Cohen and Doyle 2003, Lengacher and Bennett 2008,)

The most basic way of looking at an example would be, when would you most likely be ill with the common cold or you get a migraine, or your eczema flares up or you feel faint (high blood pressure) etc.. Think about it, its when your stressed and not thinking straight, your emotionally drained.

Have you ever heard of white coat syndrome? (Please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_coat_hypertension is a phenomenon in which patients exhibit elevated blood pressure in a clinical setting but not in other settings. It is believed that this is due to the anxiety some people experience during a clinic visit).

So I believe you are beggining to understand that the way you think produces anxieties and the anxiety and stress cause a physical reaction. By not managing your thinking you raise your inner stress. This not only produces psychological issues but can result in a continued problem with your high blood pressure and even with your immune system.

During sessions with my clients I demonstrate how the mind effects your body, how you ‘think’ controls you physically and this can be performed by explaining the ideomotor response. (Please see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideomotor_effectThe ideomotor effect is a psychological phenomenon wherein a subject makes motions unconsciously. As in reflexive responses to pain, the body sometimes reacts reflexively to ideas alone without the person consciously deciding to take action. For instance, tears are produced by the body unconsciously in reaction to powerful emotions).

So if you are serious about changing your life and reducing your blood pressure then why not get in touch and start taking back the control.