Research published in the American Academy of Neurology has shown that obesity and high blood pressure lead to faster mental decline in the over-50s.
Hypnotension, a revolutionary high blood pressure programme that is now being used successfully by hundreds of hypnotherapists worldwide, tackles both these factors which could help slow mental decline.
The research showed that
- People over 50 with high blood pressure or obesity suffer accelerated memory loss and cognitive skills
- Risk factors such as heart disease and diabetes speed up the mental decline
- Obese participants’ brains aged 3.8 years more than those of a healthy weight
- That mid-life obesity increases the risk of dementia
Paul Howard, co-creator of Hypnotension, said, “The Hypnotension programme is focussed on helping people reduce their blood pressure naturally, and obesity is one of the key lifestyle factors that people with high blood pressure need help with. This research shows that a welcome side benefit of dealing with hypertension is reduction of mental decline in people over 50.”
The Hypnotension programme is incredibly effective at reducing high blood pressure because it focuses on the emotional and lifestyle factors at the heart of the issue. Treatment is delivered by a Certified Hypnotension Practitioner, who is a hypnotherapist specifically trained to target the key areas that cause and maintain high blood pressure.
Hypnotherapists, who have long been indirectly helping people with hypertension via weight loss treatments, are finding their success rates soar when they incorporate the hypnotension programme. This is because the Hypnotension approach focuses on the lifestyle and emotional triggers which cause the sympathetic nervous system to overreact, leading to hypertension.
Hypertension is a leading cause of death worldwide, and affects over 16 million people in the UK alone. This new research makes reducing high blood pressure even more important in the over 50’s, and hypnotherapists using the hypnotension approach are making a vital contribution in the fight against this disease.