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High blood pressure, heart irregularities, chest pain & angina


All these symptoms are due to a problem with the way in which your heart (and the related veins and arteries) is working. Raised blood pressure can also be due to a problem with another organ such as the kidneys. It is necessary to establish whether the symptoms are due to a physical or functional cause. A physical cause is one where the structure of the organ system has become compromised, whereas a functional cause is a loss of function with no apparent physical basis.

Both causes are treatable, but the treatment is likely to vary according to the findings. This holistic method is quite different compared to the conventional approach, where the treatment is likely to be very similar.

Hypotension (low blood pressure) is usually ignored as a problem in this country, as it is seldom dangerous. However, it can affect quality of life significantly, and may be relatively easy to help.

The holistic approach utilises techniques such as acupuncturedietary therapy, nutritional supplements, herbal medicinebodywork and relaxation, meditation and breathing to change the physical or functional problem.


Chronic fatigue

"I first got ill at the age of 28 and started on a 12-year downward path (later diagnosed as ME) which left me bedridden for years. I wasn't even strong enough for a longer telephone conversation, so my husband had to discuss my situation with Dr. Downing! I started improving almost immediately and quite soon I was able to start doing my own telephone consultations! Four years later I was strong enough to tolerate the EPD treatments for food and chemical sensitivities; after 5 years I cooked my first meal again, and after exactly 10 years I was able to travel abroad on holiday. Dr. Downing's immensely skilful, patient and good-humoured help had given me back my life."