RESPeRATE machines can control high blood pressure without medication.

This may be true for some patients.

The RESPeRATE device was approved by the FDA in 2002 as an add-on treatment for high blood pressure. It uses musical tones to help patients pace their breathing...and lower blood pressure.

It has a belt-type respiration sensor that’s worn around the torso and headphones that are connected to a computerized unit. The unit analyzes respiratory rate and pattern to create an inhale-exhale melody that promotes slow, deep breathing with long exhalations. The goal is to get patients to a respiratory rate of fewer than 10 breaths per minute...ideally between 5 and 6.

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