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Alternative therapies' effects on blood pressure unclear

1:59 PM, May 10, 2013
Aerobic exercise is a highly recommended way to fight high blood pressure without medication.
Aerobic exercise is a highly recommended way to fight high blood pressure without medication.
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Alternative treatments such as transcendental meditation, biofeedback and guided breathing appear to reduce high blood pressure in some people, a new report suggests.

But only one method that does not involve medication - aerobic exercise - is both proven to have a major impact and highly recommended.

The report, by the American Heart Association, also says research doesn't support a reduction in high blood pressure from other relaxation and meditation techniques, yoga or acupuncture. However, the quality of research into these strategies is limited, the report adds, suggesting ...

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