Biofeedback and Meditation in the Treatment of Borderline Hypertension

  • Richard S. Surwit
  • David Shapiro
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 2)


Because essential hypertension affects about 10 percent of the general population, behavioral manipulation of blood pressure has received much attention as a possible clinical tool (Shapiro & Surwit, 1976). Over the past six years, a number of different behavioral techniques have been clinically applied to the control of hypertension. The main purpose of this study was to compare the efficacy of three such methods in the treatment of essential hypertension.


Training Session Essential Hypertension Average Blood Pressure Baseline Session Korotkoff Sound 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard S. Surwit
    • 1
  • David Shapiro
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA
  2. 2.University of California at Los AngelesUSA

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