Kiyoshi Suzuki, MD, PhD
President, MOA Health Science Foundation
Hypertension is generally defined as a systolic (maximum) blood pressure of 140 mmHg or higher or a diastolic (minimum) blood pressure of 90 mmHg or higher. However, when measured several times in a row, it is normal for the value to be different each time. Blood pressure fluctuates quickly due to many factors.
１．Short-term effects of Purifying Therapy on hypertension
Having previously been in a cardiology hospital, after starting to work at the MOA Clinic, I immediately began to investigate the effects of Purifying Therapy on high blood pressure. Specifically, with the patient’s consent, I investigated whether there was a difference in blood pressure changes between the real administration of Purifying Therapy from behind and when the “fake” administration of Purifying Therapy was performed (Fig. 1). There were no placebo effects to the patients since they could not tell the difference because the hand was raised for both subjects.
As a result, their blood pressure did drop after the administration of Purifying Therapy, but it was the same with the “fake” administration of Purifying Therapy, so there was no difference between the two. However, in fact, high blood pressure often improves when the administration of Purifying Therapy is continued. In order to prove it, I realized that it was necessary to investigate the effect of continuing the administration of Purifying Therapy for several years.
２．Progress of hypertensive patients attending the Tokyo Wellness Center
It is said that one-third of the Japanese people have high blood pressure, and many patients with high blood pressure visit the Tokyo Wellness Center. As I continued to follow up on them, I noticed that there was a considerable difference in the patient’s course.
Therefore, patients who regularly visit the Tokyo Wellness Center (Wellness Center group), patients who regularly visit other hospitals (other hospital group), and patients who are pointed out to have high blood pressure during physical examinations, etc., rarely visit hospitals (non-treatment group). Patients were divided into those three groups, and the blood pressure, amount of antihypertensive drugs, presence or absence of complications, etc. at the time of arrival were investigated. Hypertension improved in 79% of the Wellness Center group, and 30% were able to reduce or discontinue antihypertensive drugs. Medication was started/increased in 10% of the subjects.
In the other hospital group, hypertension improved in 61%, but antihypertensive drugs could be reduced/discontinued in 2% and started/increased in 28%. The high blood pressure improved statistically significantly in the Wellness Center group, and more people were able to reduce or discontinue the drug.
On the other hand, in the non-treatment group, many had mild hypertension at the first visit, but only 19% improved, 20% worsened, and 3 died by the early 70s. (Figs. 2, 3).
３．Effect of the Okada Health and Wellness Program on Hypertension
In the case of the Tokyo Wellness Center patients, it is clear that the medication did not improve the hypertension. So why did they improve?
Causes of high blood pressure include heredity, stress, dietary habits (too much salt, not enough vegetables, too much alcohol, etc.), lack of exercise, and smoking. Children of parents with high blood pressure are more likely to have high blood pressure. This is not just due to their DNA but lifestyle greatly affects them, such as large salt intake from a younger age.
At the Tokyo Wellness Center, we encourage our visitors to practice the Okada Health and Wellness Program (Purifying Therapy, Healthy Food Program, Arts and Culture Program). Compared to patients in the other groups, patients in the Wellness Center group practiced all three of the Okada Health and Wellness Programs, and tried to eat lightly flavored meals with plenty of vegetables, which are the basics of the Healthy Food Program. The Arts and Culture Program may have been able to cope with the stress. In other words, it is thought that each of the three elements of the Okada Health and Wellness Program promoted the improvement of hypertension.
Based on these facts, I recommend that my patients not only to receive Purifying Therapy but also to practice the Okada Health and Wellness Program as a whole.
For those who want to know the details, please refer to The Society for Integrative Medicine Japan paper (2017;10:186-195) or Report (2017;21:59-68) reprinted in the MOA Health Science Center Research.
Next time, I will talk about the effect of the Okada Health and Wellness Program on quality of life (QOL).
Graduated from Chiba University School of Medicine in 1981. medical doctor. After working as Deputy Director of Pediatrics at Sakakibara Memorial Hospital, Seijo Clinic, (Medicine) Tamagawakai MOA Takanawa Clinic and Tokyo Medical Clinic Director, president of MOA Health Science Center and Honorary Director of Tokyo Medical Wellness Center. Director of The Society for Integrative Medicine Japan and Chairman of the International Committee. In 1994, he received the Young Investigator’s Award from the Japanese Society of Pediatric Cardiology.