An interesting thread. Hypertension can be alleviated through lifestyle changes. Meditation and yoga can help although Taij and some of the Medicinal/health giving Qigong exercises have shown to be more useful. Additionally, focus on diet has an impact with, for example, an increase in the intake of magnesium rich foods reducing spasms in both voluntary and involuntary muscles, therefore opening the blood vessels and reducing blood pressure. Magnesium acts as a Calcium Channel Inhibitor and is best taken in its natural form............. in your food.