I've read where some people have had good results with blood pressure. After pulling for about 10 months, mine is actually higher than it's ever been. Of course this could be from stress and bad eating habbitts. Is it possible that pulling could raise blood pressure?
I'm probably the one you read in regard to lowering blood pressure. It did have a nice lowering effect initially. But like anything else having to do with BP it's hard to know. My BP has also been high lately and I've been forced to go back to my meds. They're unfortunately the only thing I can rely on to bring down the BP (though I'm at half the dosage and eliminated the other BP medications I was supposed to take with it).
I don't believe it's the OP though, since, after my first several months of OP I was able to almost completely wean off my meds (down to once or twice a week). I put it down to extra stress, and maybe Iodine which I've just started, but not OPing since it had a clearly positive effect when I started. Of all my health issues/goals BP has been one of the hardest to get under control au naturale.
Also be aware that big pharma is at it again with BP. Based on no studies whatsoever, they've gotten physicians to lower what they consider normal BP from 90/130 to 80/120. Why? Obviously to bring millions of more people to the table to also pony up thousands a year for these dangerous drugs that cost pennies to make.
How do oyu know that they changed the blood pressure regualtion. Mine has been steady at 140/100. People keep riding me about it, so it just makes it that more stressful and tense for me. I did see my doc about it, and i go back at the end of this month.
I actually heard they changed BP standards from our family doctor (though we'll hopefully be switching soon to a family naturopath). Even by the old standards though 140/100 is in the range of hypertension. You want to jump all over that since even mild hypertension over time will take a toll on your heart and arteries.
My BP snuck up with my noticing a few years ago and caused a mild stroke right in the middle of a tennis game. I was incredibly lucky - but another stroke and I'll probably spend the rest of my days planning how much to drool and watching reruns of "The Price is Right".
My one personal exception to not taking pharmaceuticals is for blood pressure since the stakes are so high. I hope you also own a BP monitor and take readings daily. Strokes are no fun. Still, I'd probably get an appointment with a naturopath first to see if you could get results that way. Good luck.