A client of mine, Elaine had high blood pressure and she was worried. She'd tried everything from cutting down her sodium levels, through yoga to crystal healing. She was certainly an open minded 78 yr old.
Why wasn't Elaine's high blood pressure coming down?
Lowering her salt intake, taking more exercise, and reducing her stress had improved Elaine's general health - and since all these factors influence high blood pressure you would think her scores would have dropped. But she found whenever she went to her doctor she was still getting a high reading.
When she came to me, Elaine was at the end of her tether. Her last reading had been 220/140 - dangerously high. From her description, it was clear to me that Elaine was suffering from 'White Coat Syndrome' - meaning the sight of any health professional would send her blood pressure up.