Hypnotherapy for treating hypertension

In the US, an estimated 47% of the population suffer from hypertension. Uncontrolled blood pressure can lead to stroke, heart disease, heart failure, kidney failure and other complications. The usual treatment for high blood pressure is medication and low salt or no added salt diet. There is actually more than you can do to safely control your blood pressure. There have been several clinical studies published indicating the positive impact of Hypnotherapy on lowering and maintaining a normal blood pressure.

How does hypnotherapy lower blood pressure?

Hypnotherapy is a method of using the power of suggestion and relaxation techniques to help individuals make positive changes in their thoughts, feelings and behaviors by accessing the clients own internal resources to achieve their desired outcome. Hypnotherapy heals the “cause” not just the “symptoms”.

Hypnotherapy for hypertension involves inducing a state of deep relaxation and progressive muscle relaxation followed by therapeutic suggestions regarding blood pressure regulation, stress reduction and healthy lifestyle choices.

At Mindset Solutions, our clients are taught stress reduction techniques using visualization during hypnotic trance toward the goal of promoting a sense of well being and reducing the body’s stress response. Clients are also taught behavior modification techniques, adopting healthier habits that positively impact blood pressure such as improving diet, increasing physical activity, reducing alcohol consumption or quitting smoking. Hypnotherapy reinforces positive behavioral changes that support blood pressure management.

Hypnotherapy activates the body’s relaxation response and mind-body connection which contributes to lower blood pressure. By promoting deep relaxation and teaching clients self-hypnosis techniques, hypnotherapy teaches clients to elicit a relaxed state whenever needed, reducing their stress response and blood pressure over time by modulating the clients autonomic nervous system, which plays an important role in reducing blood pressure.

These positive suggestions are planted in the client’s subconscious mind and promotes positive changes in their attitudes, behaviors and physiological responses. Clients are then taught self-hypnosis techniques to continue to practice to support the positive and lasting changes.