Ayurvedic treatment for Hypertension


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Nidana Parivarjana (avoidance of aetiological factors):7,9

In Ayurveda prevention by avoiding the causative factor is the first line of treatment for all diseases. Too much oily and salty food increases the risk of high blood pressure. Also long term drug dependence can be harmful for heart health hence should be taken carefully. Nidana parivarjana helps in stopping the further progression of the disease, by restricting vitiation of doshas. Biopurificatory techniques like Shirodhara and mrdu abhyanga may be beneficial in this condition

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Reduce salt intake in food. Lowering sodium intake reduces excessive water retention, thereby maintaining normal blood pressure.
  • Increase potassium rich diet. A high potassium diet helps rid the renal system of excess sodium and restore sodium/potassium balance.
  • Adopt a diet which is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products
  • Reduce consumption of refined sugar and heavily processed food,
  • Reduce caffeine intake
  • Limit alcohol consumption.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Perform weight reduction and regular exercises such as brisk walking, jogging running etc as per your doctor’s advice
  • Abhangya (Massage) can helps to increase elasticity and flexibility. It correct and enhance the blood flow in healthy manners.
  • Upvasa (fasting), Yoga, Meditation and relaxation techniques may also beneficial in management of hypertension

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