Conventional and alternative medicine professionals agree that an essential basic treatment for hypertension is the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet. According to the US Guidelines for Treatment of High Blood Pressure, in fact, all patients newly diagnosed with hypertension should be encouraged to adopt the DASH diet as a part of their treatment plan.The DASH diet focuses on dealing with hypertension nature’s way – by reducing blood pressure naturally through a program low in sodium and high in potassium, calcium and magnesium. While this diet is strongly recommended by doctors as a treatment those suffering from hypertension, it basically consists in a set of common sense rules that everyone should follow: consume as little salt and as much fruit and vegetables (preferably raw) as possible. Choose whole grains and unrefined foods and limit fat and meat.While traditional medical doctors will prescribe this diet along with medicinal treatments, there are a number of homeopathic medicines that can effectively deal with the problem, and naturopathy professionals may suggest physical medicine therapies such as Constitutional Hydrotherapy.Nature also offers a vast range of herbal remedies for reducing hypertension. It is essential, however, that plant-based medicines and natural treatment be administered carefully, on the basis of a thorough study of the patient by a qualified doctor. Just as synthetic medicines can be harmful to the organism, in fact, so natural substances from plants and herbs, if taken in excessive doses, can do more harm than good. As in all things, the key is common sense.One recently-developed device for external use that has been proved extremely effective is a blood pressure lowering device. The most highly acclaimed of these, and the first non-drug device for lowering blood pressure to be approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, is called Resperate. How does it work? Resperate is an interactive breathing device that first analyses how you breath and then sets a series of exercises designed to slow down your breath rate.