Some common side effects of high blood pressure drugs include (4):
- Diarrhea or constipation.
- Dizziness or light-headedness.
- Erection problems.
- Feeling nervous.
- Feeling tired, weak, drowsy, or a lack of energy.
- Nausea or vomiting.
Acupressure And High Blood Pressure
Acupressure use the same pressure points and meridians as acupuncture. It uses gentle to firm finger pressure instead of needles.
When these acupressure points are stimulated, they release muscular tension, help blood flow and promote healing (5).
Draw an invisible line beginning from the ear lobe to the middle of your collarbone. Do not massage or press on the line. Instead, lightly run your finger along it in a downward motion. You should barely touching your skin. Repeat the motion 10 times on each side of your neck.
Look at yourself in the mirror. Starting from your earlobe, move your index figner half a centimeter towards the center of your face.
Locate this spot on both sides of the face. Firmly massage both points simultaneously, using a circular motion. Work on this spot for at least 5 minutes.
You should feel instant relief, but it’s important to take the time to relax to keep your blood pressure stable.
In the long run, daily exercise, healthy eating and quitting cigarettes will help keep your blood flow in check.