Exploring Foot Reflexology for High Blood Pressure

Blood pressure is the pressure of the circulating blood against the walls of the blood vessels. This pressure results from the blood which is pumped by heart through circulatory system. This process occurs on an average of 60-100 times per minute.

Types of Blood Pressure:

  1. Low blood pressure -The normal range of blood pressure is 120/90 mm Hg. When the blood pressure  range is less than 90/60 mm Hg it is said to be low blood pressure
  2. High blood pressure- When the blood pressure range is more than 140/90 mm Hg it is called high blood pressure. It is also called Hypertension or “The Silent Killer”.

Causes of high blood pressure:

High Blood pressure develops over a period of time.  The few causes are:

  • Overweight.
  • The physical activity is very negligible.
  • Salt intake is very high.
  • Smoking.
  • High intake of alcohol.
  • High stress.
  • Unhealthy lifestyle.

Why managing high blood pressure is important:

Blood pressure or hypertension is also said to be the silent killer. It can damage kidney, heart before the person realizes that he is suffering from any disease. Blood pressure is a major risk to cardiovascular diseases. It can cause heart failure, stroke also.

To manage blood pressure you should visit your health consultant. He will give medication which you have to take on regular basis. The other things one should do are to manage his weight, choose healthy lifestyle, and take less stress. One should take low salt in his diet, stop smoking and alcohol.

Foot reflexology for High Blood Pressure

From the last few years a natural and non –invasive is evolving to lower your blood pressure. It is called Foot Reflexology for high blood pressure or Foot zone therapy. Foot reflexology is based on the principle that feet have pressure points which corresponds to different organs and systems in the body. Reflexologist believes that by applying pressure to these points they can stimulate the can improve the blood circulation and helps in lowering the blood pressure.

The scientific studies for reflexology are very limited. Few studies have been done regarding this and the study says that foot reflexology helps in lowering blood pressure.

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Always seek guidance from a professional ,experienced and certified reflexologist. To know more about reflexology Click Here.

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