Checking Bp at Home

Posted by M (Zimbabwe) on 08/24/2007

Hi Ted May kindly assist with following the questions:
1) can one use oil pulling using cooking oil, how do I do it and its benefits.

2) I have been on white vinegar and water for my hbp close to 4 weeks now, can I check my own pressure without necessarily viting the doctor as the fees are too high in Zimbabwe. I once read about using the left rist and right thumb but cannot remember the details. Please kindly assist. M.

Replied by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
384 posts

A very simple way to check for high blood pressure is by lying down flat on the bed without any pillows. If the pressure on the head is high, then the blood pressure is high. Using the wrist method is not as accurate as lying down flat. People with low blood pressure naturally wants to sleep with no pillows or very low pillows, otherwise they have problems (usually 95/60). While people with high blood pressure problems may use as many as 3 or 4 pillows so that they can sleep (blood pressure here can easily go over 150/100).

Blood pressure for me can easily be reduced by avoiding oily foods and getting a diarrhea from taking laxative medicine, and using apple cider vinegar plus baking soda remedy twice a day. Potassium bicarbonate and baking soda (1/8 teaspoon of each) in 1/2 glass of water twice a day, I think would be more effective, but obtaining them is not as easy in some countries.

Once the liver is no longer congested, the blood pressure sometimes go down. I also reduce such liver congestion sometimes by taking a drop of clove oil mixed in one liter of water, and sometimes also taking 1 tablespoon of granulated lecithin a day. Sugar should best be avoided especially when sugar and common table salt is used for cooking. A sea salt for me is generally safer, at least its' pH is alkaline, while common table salt are more dangerous because they are acid.


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