"I thought I was coming down with something. I had a headache and pounding in my ears. My neck and face felt warm and my ears were red. However, I was also stressing out over deadlines and I was irritable about everything. At a peaking point of not feeling right, the thought occured to me to check my blood pressure. Sure enough it was higher than usual. It scared me. I needed to settle down, and most of all I needed to address this!"
Hypertension is an all too common situation for too many of us - 70 million of us living in America today! Unfortunately the price that's paid on the body is not good - Heart attack, stroke and death are the top three! So it's important that we nip high blood pressure in the bud!
The Mayo Clinic gives these suggestions for long term of prevention and care:
Lose weight. Just losing 10 pounds can drastically change your high blood pressure level and your risk for it as well!
Exercise regularly. Many people don't exercise regulary because they think they need the gym or a huge block of time. Simply walking for 15 minutes at lunch, before work or after has benefits. Add regular standing time if your day consists of sitting. Stand at your desk, walk around the work room, do a quick set of marches and take your break and walk. Sitting for long periods of times contributes to poor circulation. So get moving!
Reduce sodium intake. Not only does this mean don't use the salt shaker, it means read ALL LABELS! It will surprise you how much sodium most processed foods have! Even those you don't consider "salty"!
Eat more nutrient dense foods. A body that is healthy down to the cellular level balances and heals itself!
Limit Alcohol. Did you know everytime you drink you raise your blood pressure? It's true. This is often why you might feel flushed or hot and sweat when you are drinking!
Reduce your stress level and learn how to relieve and control your stress.
It has also been found that the usage of Essential Oils through applicaiton or inhalation can also be useful in calming the body, lightening the mood and relieving stress that leads to hypertension. Essential oils for high blood pressure works by slowly dilating your arteries, decreasing the emotional stress and acting as antioxidants for reducing the oxidative stress. (1)
Here are the top oils that aid in lowering stress and hypertension;
Lavender: Lavender is high in esters. It has a calming and gentle effect works as a tonic on your nervous system and balances it. Also called spikenard , lavender oil has a supportive ad soothing effect on your body as well as emotions. It is an effective aid for treating depression, unbalanced emotions and nervous disorders. It helps release and relax that helps in soothing stressed behaviors and high blood pressure.
Marjoram: This oil is similar in properties to that of lavender. It's components provide a tonic that warms, uplifts and balances your body. It brings a calming to racing thoughts and is used for treating nervous exhaustion and lethargy. As an aid in calming obsessive thinking, easing emotional cravings and promotng self-nurturing in your body it relieves tension.
Ylang Ylang: This oil is rich in sesquiterpenes and
has a hypotensive and calming ability. It is also resembles properties of lavender. Ylang ylang calms agitation and restlessness and promotes sleep. It also eases frustration and anger resulting in uplifting and relaxing your body.
One or all oils blended together can be used in a diffuser for inhalation or in a hot bowl of steaming water with a towel draping. Inhalation is the fastest and most effective way to experience the support of the properties of these oils and get rapid results!
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