Complementary/alternative medicine for hypertension: a mini-review
Language: 
English
Short Title: 
Complementary/alternative medicine for hypertension
Abstract: 

Many hypertensive patients try complementary/alternative medicine for blood pressure control. Based on extensive electronic literature searches, the evidence from clinical trials is summarised. Numerous herbal remedies, non-herbal remedies and other approaches have been tested and some seem to have antihypertensive effects. The effect size is usually modest, and independent replications are frequently missing. The most encouraging data pertain to garlic, autogenic training, biofeedback and yoga. More research is required before firm recommendations can be offered.

Author(s): 
Ernst, Edzard
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946)
Journal Abbreviation: 
Wien Med Wochenschr
Publication Date: 
2005-09
Publication Year: 
2005
Pages: 
386-391
Volume: 
155
Issue: 
17-18
ISSN: 
0043-5341
Library Catalog: 
PubMed
Extra: 
PMID: 16392435

Turabian/Chicago Citation

Edzard Ernst. 2005-09. "Complementary/alternative medicine for hypertension: a mini-review." Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift (1946) 155: 17-18: 386-391.

Wikipedia Citation

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