6 Tips to Reduce Your Blood Pressure

6 Health tips to naturally help lower your blood pressure.

6 Tips to Reduce Your Blood Pressure

Affecting one in three adults, high blood pressure is one of the most common health issues in America and most often the result of busy schedules and high-stress jobs. Sometimes it can be hard to slow down, however, addressing high blood pressure is very important to improving overall health and quality of life. Below are natural ways that can help lower your blood pressure.

Work less

Working less hours is one of the hardest commitments for Americans for multiple reasons. According to a study done by the University of California, Irvine, those who worked more than 41 hours a week had an increased risk of hypertension by 15 percent. Try to stick to 40 hours a week in the office. Take advantage of those vacations days when you can, you deserve it!

Tune in

Researchers at the University of Florence in Italy found that listening to calming music for 30 minutes daily can help lower blood pressure. Listeners who practiced this daily ontop of deep breathing lowered their average systolic reading by 3.2 points. Taking the time every day to listen to music and relax is simple and effective. Meditation can also be an effective way to re-stress and reduce blood pressure.


Acupuncture is an effective natural treatment for hypertension. Traditional Chinese Medicine believes that when one has high blood pressure, the body is out of balance. Acupuncture works to relax the body and mind and return the body’s natural energy flow back to balance. TCM believes the Liver and Kidney organs are associated with high blood pressure and focuses on these acupuncture points to relieve stress.

Massage therapy

Massage therapy is well known for reducing stress and hypertension. A study done at the Wirral Metropolitan College Department of Medicine found that patients experienced less muscle tension and a lower heart rate after massage therapy treatment. Massage is non invasive and not only relaxes the body, but the mind as well.

Cut the sugar, tune up the fat

Simple dietary changes can have a profound impact on your blood pressure. Start small, making some “food shifts” and try eating as “whole food” as possible. For optimal heart health, you want a diet that is balanced with good fats, fiber, and organic fruits and veggies. A simple change is eating less processed foods, cutting the soda, and having at least one serving of veggies with every meal. Good fat examples are avocados, coconut oil, coconut milk, nuts, olive oil, and fish. By eating a more centered “whole foods” diet (meaning nothing in a bag or an ingredients with 30 ingredients listed), can have a dramatic impact on your blood pressure, to the point where you maybe able to cut the medication! For a detailed diet analysis and help implementing a plan to get your blood pressure under control, call our office today for a consult!

Lowering your blood pressure is not something that happens overnight. Sticking to a healthy diet and exercise plan and finding a natural treatment that works for you can help you get back on the road to health and reduce stress and hypertension.

Give us a call today (425) 686-4498 to learn how you can stay stress-free and healthy into the New Year!

Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc is a licensed naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist practicing in Seattle, WA. She specializes in migraine treatment and digestive disorders. Her clinic provides people with a starting point to take control of their health and digestion. Visit her website at startingpointacupuncture.com.





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Dr. Ellie Heintze, ND, LAc

  • Master’s Degree in Acupuncture
    Bastyr University
  • Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine
    Bastyr University
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry
    Northern Arizona University
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