Does daily meditation decrease blood pressure in patients with prehypertension?
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Does daily meditation decrease blood pressure in patients with prehypertension? Evidence-Based Answer: Meditation relaxation techniques reduce systolic blood pressure (SBP) by 3.1 to 7.0 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure (DBP) by 1.9 to 3.9 mmHg in prehypertensive patients. The type of meditation, duration of practice required, and whether these practices need to be continued to maintain significant reduction in blood pressures (BPs) is unclear. There is no evidence as to whether this reduction in blood pressure leads to any patient-oriented outcomes (SOR: C, disease-oriented outcome).
Evidence Based Practice 18(6): E6