Homeopathic Medicine for High Blood Pressure

Homeopathic medicine may lower blood pressure without as many side effects as prescription medications. Many types of homeopathic medicine for lowering high blood pressure include changing personal behaviors and maintaining those changes to be effective at lowering blood pressure to a healthy level. People who are considering using homeopathic medicine for lowering blood pressure should first talk to their doctors, since some methods may be contraindicated with other medical treatments or medications.

  1. Function

    • The function of homeopathic medicine for high blood pressure is to avoid medications that may have serious side effects, to lessen the cost of prescription blood pressure drugs and to improve overall health.

    Types

    • According to the Mayo Clinic, nutrition is the most effective homeopathic medicine for lowering high blood pressure when it includes a low-salt and low-fat diet, eliminating alcoholic and caffeinated beverages, and drinking at least 64 oz. of water daily.

    Types

    • According to the Cleveland Clinic, alternative medicine for lowering high blood pressure such as practicing daily breathing techniques and acupuncture has been adapted for Western use from Eastern cultures (see Resources below).

    Types

    • According to the Cleveland Clinic, homeopathic remedies that include physical activity such as yoga, tai chi, qigong, stretching and moderate aerobic exercise can work as effectively as prescription blood pressure drugs.

    Types

    • Homeopathic medicine for high blood pressure may include herbs and supplements such as coenzyme Q10, omega-3 fatty acids, L-arginine and L-taurine that have effects on blood vessels similar to blood pressure medications.

    Benefits

    • Herbs and supplements are available in over-the-counter in health stores. Acupuncture and breathing techniques may decrease stress and lead to a lower blood pressure.

    Warning

    • Supplements and herbs in health stores may not be clearly labeled for dosage or the proper way to use them. Homeopathic medicine for lowering high blood pressure should not be used instead of a doctor's advice or in place of blood pressure drugs prescribed by a doctor.

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