Decrease Hypertension with Tai Chi

Decrease Hypertension with Tai Chi   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Tai chi may be just as effective as popular methods for lowering blood pressure, such as weight loss and lowered sodium intake. . . tai chi may positively affect blood cholesterol, related lipids and inflammation. This means that enjoying tai chi regularly […]

Reduce Coronary Heart Disease Risk with Tai Chi

Reduce Coronary Heart Disease Risk with Tai Chi   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “tai chi is a promising and safe exercise alternative for patients with coronary heart disease who are unable or unwilling to attend traditional CR, in particular for older people, women, and deconditioned individuals.” – Elena Salmoirago‐Blotcher   Cardiovascular disease […]

Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Survival in African Americans with Meditation

Improve Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Survival in African Americans with Meditation   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Twice-a-day Transcendental Meditation helped African Americans with heart disease reduce risk of death, heart attack and stroke. Meditation helped patients lower their blood pressure, stress and anger.” – Science Daily   High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) is […]

Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes with Yoga

Improve Cardiovascular and Metabolic Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes with Yoga   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Yoga practices such as cleansing processes, asanas, pranayama, mudras, bandha, meditation, mindfulness, and relaxation are known to reduce blood glucose levels and to help in the management of comorbid disease conditions associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus, resulting in […]

Improve Cardiovascular Function with Qigong

Improve Cardiovascular Function with Qigong   By John M. de Castro, Ph.D.   “Heart rate, respiratory rate, systolic blood pressure and rate-pressure product were significantly decreased during Qi-training. From these results, we suggest that… Qi-training has psychological effects that indicate stabilization the of cardiovascular system.” – Michelle Fletcher   Cardiovascular disease is the number one […]