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Alternative Measures when you have High Blood Pressure

high blood pressure, bodily functions, water retention , alternative medicine, alternative measures

Have you ever met a person that is completely unique? The kind of person that some say walks to they’re own drum beat? I have met a few in my day, but no one that is quite as unique as my present supervisor. She has many beliefs and actions that has placed her in a class of her own when it comes to my experiences. I do not dislike her, but I have never met anyone with her qualities before.

She is into holistic health. She constantly talks about the alternative measures that she takes to deal with her high blood pressure. She meets with an alternative medicine healer several times a month, yet her blood pressure remains out of control. She is against taking medications that are usually prescribed for high blood pressure because her healer has told her that the side effects are bad for her. I am not against alternative medicine, but I do think it is important to be safe in how you approach things. I fear that she is going to have a stroke if she does not get her pressure lowered. She is constantly dealing with water retention as well as headaches, which are signs that her blood pressure is taking a toll on her bodily functions.

In addition to her alternative medicine beliefs she also believes in reincarnation. She thinks she is living her life as well as that of a seven year old pioneer child. She will go into great detail about when the child in her reacts to different situations that are happening. She has a complicated way of talking in the first place and then when she starts talking about an alter ego and pioneer days most people shake their heads and walk away from her. Whenever her name comes up in a conversation most people will make the comment about how very different she is. Considering she is the director of our program this is not a positive response.

When I first started working for her she was out sick for many days. She would need to take extra time to get ready in the mornings because her high blood pressure would cause her to lose sleep at night. This left me alone to run a program that I knew little about. She would tell me I was free to make decisions, yet she would often change what I had done when she would come into the office. If have adjusted to dealing with her, and find some of her believes quite interesting, however I fear for her health. I am expecting a call some morning from one of her family members telling me she has had a stroke. It is difficult at times not to tell her what to do, however considering I am her subordinate I feel like I need to keep my mouth shut and do my work.
Published: 2007-08-17
Author: Zora Ait El Machkouri

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French journalist and Editor-in-chief of a new magazine about Africa

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