This book offers a tailored and holistic program for anyone who suffers from high blood pressure, distinguishing between three core types of hypertension: the stress-type, the abdominal-type, and the chaos-type.
Conventional treatments for high blood pressure often fail. Around half of patients who are prescribed medicines stop taking them, often because their doctor hasn't taken a holistic view of the patient's needs and life situation. Other patients feel there is no alternative to a lifelong course of pills.
Lowering High Blood Pressure offers another way. Dr. Thomas Breitkreuz, an experienced physician, wants to empower the reader to identify which of the three core types of high blood pressure they have. He then outlines a tailor-made therapeutic program to care for body and soul, including nutrition and exercise, drawing on drugs and therapies from anthroposophic medicine.
Numerous motivating case studies demonstrate the positive difference that this holistic approach can make in someone's life.
C O N T E N T S:
PART ONE — THEORY
Blood Pressure and Health
The Consequences of High Blood Pressure
Lifestyle and Blood Pressure
Constitution and Blood Pressure
How to Determine Your Type
PART TWO — PRACTICE
The Building Blocks of Well-being
The Program for Stress Types
The Program for Abdominal Types
The Program for Chaos Types
Medical Treatment for Your Type
“I was delighted to discover an authoritative book that addresses the issue of elevated BP and hypertension from a holistic (sometimes anthroposophical) standpoint, as opposed to the more mechanistic, ‘symptom-management’ approach of more orthodox medicine.... This is a beautifully produced and well-organized book, printed on thick glossy paper with copious illustrative color photographs throughout, an intelligent use of boxed information, and a useful index—all contributing to a delightfully aesthetic read.... I am delighted to have read this book. At just £9.99, it is an exceptionally good value for money. In my view this book should unarguably be one of the bestsellers in its field, and I unreservedly recommend it.” —New View
Dr. Thomas Breitkreuz was Chief Physician in the department of internal medicine at Herdecke Community Hospital, Germany, from 2001 to 2010. Since then, he has been Chief Physician at Paracelsus Hospital, Germany. He specializes in anthroposophic medical treatments for high blood pressure and cancer.
Annette Bopp trained as a biologist and is now a freelance medical journalist. Her writing has been widely published in Germany and she leads the editorial board of medical magazine Medizin Individuell.