Hypertension or high blood pressure is widespread in our western civilization. Almost half of all Europeans are affected by it, primarily the older generation. It signifies an increase of pressure in the arterial vessels, which is easy to measure with a blood pressure monitor. Values of more than 140/90 mmHg are considered high.
90 percent of high blood pressure cases have no identifiable cause, from a conventional medical point of view. These are considered to be “idiopathic” and are normally treated with antihypertensive medication, in order to prevent secondary consequences such as heart attacks, strokes and eye damage.
According to biological medicine, high blood pressure is in fact the body reacting to problems elsewhere. If the body senses that its organs and tissues are not receiving sufficient oxygen and nutrients, it tries to pump more blood into the affected areas, including by raising the blood pressure. This means that it is not the high blood pressure that is the problem, but the oxygen or nutrient deficiency. This often happens if the tissues are overloaded with waste products or contain too many acids, which makes them much less permeable for nutrients and oxygen.
Wrong diet, permanent stress
A bonding of the red blood cells that transport oxygen also leads to a deficiency situation in the tissues. This is often the result of a diet that contains too much animal protein, bad fats, too much sugar and flour products, and too few nutrients. If one gets too little exercise and drinks too little liquid in the form of water, it leads to “thickening” of the blood. Permanent stress, chronic infections and electromagnetic fields also contribute to poor blood circulation and increasing blood pressure.
However, it is not only poor blood flow that causes deficiencies in the organs. Even if a cell receives sufficient nutrients and oxygen, it is possible that its functioning is damaged and that it cannot process the substances. Consequently, the body feels a deficiency that does not actually exist. Such cell disorders are often seen in connection with toxic substances in the form of heavy metals or organic toxins in industry and agriculture. Pockets of dental infection and metals in the oral cavity also interfere with cell function.
Eliminate causes, instead of treating symptoms
From a traditional standpoint, in order to evaluate blood pressure better, the blood count is determined, the primary care physician or cardiologist carries out a 24-hour measurement, the heart is assessed by means of an ECG and ultrasound, and renal function is checked. However, these findings are often inconclusive, as they do not really take the problem of deficiencies or disturbed cell function into consideration.
As you know, an important aspect of Paracelsus medicine is that we do not treat symptoms, but eliminate the causes. For this reason, we use a wide range of diagnostic methods to reveal the cause of the high blood pressure. Potential interfering factors are explored by means of dark field microscopy, laboratory tests for heavy metals and environmental toxins, an analysis of the vegetative nervous system, and a dental examination.
The Paracelsus treatment program – restoring cell function
The findings result in a treatment program that is targeted towards restoring cell function and optimizing the flow of blood, with all the necessary oxygen and nutrients, towards the cells.
This includes individual nutritional adjustments, in order to relieve the tissues and to reduce the bonding or disruption of the blood cells. Depending on the level of toxic substances in the body, detoxification therapies in the form of infusions, colonic irrigation, liver and kidney treatments have to be applied. Pockets of infection in the jaw area receive treatment by a dentist and are removed. Oxygen treatments such as ozone and oxygen therapy are used to achieve direct effects on blood circulation and infusions provide the cells with the required nutrients.
Many active substances used by the Paracelsus doctors come from herbal medicine and isopathy, which have for a long time recognized the link between metabolic processes and stasis within the body, applying this knowledge successfully.
The liver-cleansing week is the best combination treatment.
Nutritional and intensive detoxification treatments are carried out together. The tissues are cleansed and the metabolism is stimulated, toxins are flushed out and blood flow is improved. The liver-cleansing week is a cleansing ritual for many of our patients and, apart from lowering blood pressure, it also has many positive effects on the metabolism, moods and the immune system.
The aim of all the therapies mentioned is to make high blood pressure superfluous for the body. If tissues are permeable, cells are functioning and the blood can transport oxygen and nutrients freely, then the body no longer requires high blood pressure. This makes it possible to live free of constant chemical medication, whilst achieving a sense of well-being.
By Dr. Kathrin Anslem
Physician employed by Paracelsus Klinik Lustmühle