Functional medicine can offer a personalized and holistic treatment for high blood pressure by addressing the underlying imbalances and dysfunctions in the body's systems. Here's how Index providers may approach a holistic treatment for high blood pressure.

Holistic Treatment for High Blood Pressure.

Comprehensive Assessment.

Your doctor will discuss your medical history and goals with you at your virtual appointment.

Identifying Underlying Imbalances.

Your doctor might order tests to identify any nutrient or hormone imbalances.

Nutritional Support.

Diet is essential for managing high blood pressure. Your doctor can provide individualized recommendations. 

Lifestyle Modifications.

Exercise, sleep, and stress management can help you manage your blood pressure.


Magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, coenzyme Q10, and vitamin D can help manage blood pressure.

Stress Reduction and Mind-Body Therapies.

Mindfulness meditation, yoga, biofeedback, and acupuncture can help you manage stress and lower blood pressure.

  1. Comprehensive Assessment: Our functional medicine providers conduct a thorough evaluation of your medical history, lifestyle factors, diet, stress levels, genetic predispositions, and environmental influences to identify potential root causes of hypertension.
  2. Identifying Underlying Imbalances: Functional medicine views high blood pressure as a symptom of underlying imbalances in various systems of the body, such as the cardiovascular system, endocrine system, immune system, and nervous system. By identifying these imbalances, our providers aim to restore optimal health and provide a holistic treatment for high blood pressure.
  3. Nutritional Support: Index health providers emphasize the importance of nutrition in lowering blood pressure. Your provider may recommend dietary modifications tailored to your individual needs, such as reducing sodium intake, increasing potassium-rich foods, incorporating anti-inflammatory foods, and balancing macronutrients to support blood sugar regulation and weight management.
  4. Lifestyle Modifications: Lifestyle interventions such as regular physical activity, stress management techniques, adequate sleep, smoking cessation, and limiting alcohol consumption are recommended as part of a holistic treatment of high blood pressure.
  5. Supplementation: Index providers may recommend targeted nutritional supplements to address specific deficiencies or imbalances contributing to hypertension. These supplements can include magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids, coenzyme Q10, and vitamin D.6. Stress Reduction and Mind-Body Therapies: Your provider may recommend stress reduction techniques as part of a holistic treatment for high blood pressure such as mindfulness meditation, yoga, biofeedback, acupuncture, or relaxation exercises to promote relaxation, reduce cortisol levels, and improve cardiovascular function.

Are You a Candidate?

Index providers can recommend a holistic treatment for high blood pressure by addressing the root causes of hypertension to restore optimal health and well-being. Integrating lifestyle modifications, nutritional support, stress reduction techniques, and targeted supplementation can help you achieve sustainable improvements in blood pressure control and reduce your risk of cardiovascular complications. To find out if you are a candidate, please contact us at