Certain alternative treatments may reduce blood pressure levels

04/23/2013 | Family Practice News

The American Heart Association issued a scientific statement in the journal Hypertension that some alternative therapies, particularly aerobic exercise and resistance training, can help lower blood pressure levels. Biofeedback methods, isometric handgrip exercise and device-guided slow breathing slightly lowered blood pressure, but researchers found insufficient evidence that other alternative treatments like meditation, yoga and relaxation therapy can help treat hypertension.

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