White coat syndrome might seem trivial from the outside. But, to people so suffer from this form of anxiety it can be incredibly disruptive. Here’s some exciting news about scientific research showing there is an effective, all-natural treatment for white coat syndrome.

What is white coat syndrome?

White coat syndrome, which is sometimes more accurately called white coat hypertension, affects millions. This form of anxiety causes a spike in blood pressure. In general, this spike happens in a clinical setting. When exposed to doctors, or your health care in general, the BP shoots up. Also, an increase in blood pressure can happen while thinking about such situations.

A form of anxiety, white coat syndrome may seem mostly harmless on the surface. It does, however, seriously, and negatively, impact many people’s lives. White coat syndrome may lead to a wrong diagnosis of high blood pressure. Such a diagnosis can lead to treatments that are harmful. Unneeded prescriptions, for example.

A false diagnosis of high blood pressure can even impact one’s ability to work. After all, many jobs require regular medical exams. Failure to pass could lead to termination.

Thankfully there exists a simple and effective treatment for white coat syndrome through hypnosis.

Diagnosing White Coat Syndrome

An accurate diagnosis can often be difficult. Even so, the actual treatment for white coat syndrome is rather easy. By its very nature, white coat hypertension exhibits only at the times when one is likely to be tested for high blood pressure. Making it hard to detect.

Since it is known to be caused by anxiety, one might expect the signs to be obvious. Overt nervousness, like sweating, jittering or stammering are common symptoms of anxiety. A doctor might also expect other signs like an irregular heartbeat.

As it turns out, however, white coat syndrome is very rarely accompanied by these outward signs. Indeed, often the only sign is simply the high blood pressure itself.

So then, how can one be properly diagnosed?

One method is to allow the patient to rest in a calm and quiet area. An automated blood pressure monitor can then take a reading without others present. Sometimes, such an approach can be effective if the patient receives enough time. Regrettably, however, anecdotal evidence suggests that this method rarely works.

At present, the only sure tool for diagnosing white coat syndrome is regular home monitoring. Modern home blood pressure machines are fully automated, affordable, and very accurate.

If you suspect that you may suffer from white coat syndrome acquire a home blood pressure monitor. Using it daily will establish a proper baseline. Take your measurements three times a day. Soon after waking, midday, and before bed. Record your results for at least a week. Then, bring those results with you to your next doctor’s visit. With evidence in hand, you can now focus on your treatment for white coat syndrome.

Risks of White Coat Syndrome

Because of its rather acute nature, treatment for white coat syndrome may seem unnecessary. However, there are associated risks.

The most obvious risk is an inaccurate diagnosis. High blood pressure rarely has any noticeable side effects. So, self-diagnosis without a blood pressure monitor is nearly impossible. Many people may not even be aware that they are affected. An inaccurate diagnosis could have dire consequences should medications be prescribed when none are needed.

White cote syndrome also has the potential to interfere with one’s job. Many people are required to submit to regular medical exams by their employer. Inaccurate diagnosis of high blood pressure could cause a person to lose their job.

Treating White Coat Syndrome

Despite all the doom and gloom there is real hope! Hypnosis is simple, natural and proven to be an effective treatment for white coat syndrome.

Working with a skilled and trained hypnotherapist, one can see results fast. Hypnotherapy works to quickly and easily modify the subconscious thoughts and behaviors which lead to white coat syndrome. Most of my client achieve their goals in about six weeks.

Free Hypnosis

For White Coat Syndrome

Free Hypnosis

For White Coat Syndrome

The Science: Treating Essential Hypertension with Hypnosis

("Essential Hypertension" is high blood pressure without a physical cause.)

Results: The present study investigates the effectiveness of hypnosis in reducing mild essential hypertension. Results show that hypnosis is effective in reducing blood pressure in the short term but also in the middle and long terms.

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Vol. 55, Issue 1, 2007
By: M. C. Gay, Univ. of Paris, France

Results: The present study investigates the effectiveness of hypnosis in reducing mild essential hypertension. Results show that hypnosis is effective in reducing blood pressure in the short term but also in the middle and long terms.

Stress Medicine, Volume 15, Issue 4, Pages 243-247, October 1999
By: Richard Raskin Ph.D., Charles Raps Ph.D., Frederic Luskin Ph.D., Pace University, New York, USA, Veteran’s Hospital, Northport, USA, Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford, USA, Private Practice, Roslyn, New York, USA

Results: Hypnosis only and biofeedback only procedures were both capable of providing significant lowering of diastolic pressure. However, in intergroup comparisons, the hypnosis only procedure showed the most impressive effect. Unexpectedly, the procedure of combining hypnosis and biofeedback into one technique was as ineffective as the measurement only procedure.

International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Vol. 25, Issue 4, 1977
By: Howard Friedman and Harvey A. Taub, Syracuse Veterans Administration Hospital and State University of New York Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, New York, USA

Learn More

The Ultimate Guide to Treating Anxiety

Learn More

The Ultimate Guide to Treating Anxiety