Lots of people these days have hypertension – high blood pressure, but many don’t realise that they have it because it has no symptoms or warning signs. Hence the reason why it is good to visit your doctor or pharmacy at least once a year and have it checked.
White coat. Of course there are lots of us (myself included) who get ‘white coat syndrome’. You panic as you sit in the waiting room fearing the worst and in a panic your blood-pressure rises and gives a false result. When I have mine checked I tap as I sit waiting (see Gary Craig – under) and this helps hugely. I also look at the wall and not at the doctor as he does the test. In this way I stay calm. Yet this is silly as lots of us can keep our blood pressure in a healthy range simply by making lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, increasing activity, and eating more healthfully. When it is accompanied by abnormal cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the potential for damage to your arteries, kidneys, and heart rises. So as I do, ask your doctor once a year to do a blood test to see that your cholesterol level, liver and kidney functions are all good.
Stop racing. To help our blood-pressure, we should try to slow down a bit. We don’t have to race through life. Not everything has to be done today. Look at Italians for example who have a laid-back lifestyle and from what I read, live longer than most of us in the western world. They are it seems able to keep calm, be positive and every day take it easy. Of course it helps if you enjoy life. I don’t have millions in the bank, indeed at times I have very little, but I accept life as it is and just get on with things. I am not jealous of those who do have £millions as I can see that wealth often brings misery with it as well. But in other ways I have wealth. Every day I have fun as I walk in the country lane near to me as I breathe in the fresh air, smell the grass, relax and listen to the birds as they sing and being outside I can smile as I watch the clouds drift by. Of course in the evening at bedtime, I meditate and practise a simple breathing exercise (read my article of some months ago http://www.moss-grove.co.uk/article-hypertension-breathing.html)
Sleep. This breathing exercise helps me to get enough quality sleep. Lack of sleep can have a bad affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health. In other words, when you wake in the morning, you are tired. So, it is important to learn the breathing (relaxation technique) that I suggest. By using this form of simple meditation it relaxes my muscles, my heart, my brain, indeed my whole body. Then I simply turn onto my side and fall asleep. Of course it helps that you don’t let stressful situations rankle. My mum always told me never to go to sleep without making up with your wife, no matter how sore you or she may feel, or indeed how hurt either of you were by what happened during the day – usually something silly that gets blown out of proportion. This really helps to rid your brain of the thoughts that can unnecessarily trouble you deep into the night.
Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from your spouse, friends, and neighbours. If stress and anxiety persist, talk to your doctor. However, one very important piece of advice that I can offer is to look at the wonderful Gary Craig (www.emofree.com) I have been using his tapping methods for years. The results such as losing my fear of flying are remarkable. I had a bad experience on a flight to Australia where for three minutes we flew through an electrical storm. I had never until then seen the wings of a jumbo jet flapping, but I did then. Indeed, I will never forget the cabin-crew girl sitting in front of me with seat-belts on as the mascara ran in two rivers straight down from her eyes as she cried. I have never been so scared in all of my life. For a long time after this I refused to fly. Then I found the wonderful Gary Craig. When you go to the site, start at the beginning using the Gold Standard EFT. Look at the videos, there are lots of them. Look at the archives and see how others have managed to fix all sorts of health problems – and in all of this, see how you too can change. As I did, become a new calmer, nicer person and in doing so, you too can help your own self.
Tape it up. Last but not least, tape up your mouth. Reason? Well, to help lower your blood-pressure it is important if you are overweight, to lose some of the excess poundage. Going to the gym or walking for miles may keep you fit, but you won’t lose pounds. The only way to do this is to eat less. Simple as that. Give it a try, give Gary a try, and send me an email if you have any questions about his tapping procedures (firstname.lastname@example.org). Gary’s procedures really should be an integral part of the National Health Service and especially so as it would cost nothing – but yet again the drug companies will object as it will cut the £millions of profit (perhaps £billions) that they make from us by selling unnecessary pills every year. But that as they say is another story.