Table 1

Evidence supporting CAM approaches to BP reduction

Dark chocolateMeta-analysis of 5 RCTs
Coenzyme Q10Meta-analysis of 12 RCTs
Melatonin2 RCTs
Vitamin D2 RCTs, 2 case-control studies
Qigong4 of 5 trials including 2 RCTs
Slow breathingSystematic review
MeditationMeta-analysis of 9 RCTs
Acupuncture2 of 3 RCTs
  • BP—blood pressure, CAM—complementary and alternative medicine, RCT—randomized controlled trial.