Did you know that around 70 million people have hypertension (high blood pressure)? Nearly 1000 people die each day from high blood pressure and the problems associated with it. What’s even scarier is about one-fifth of adults with high blood pressure are not even aware that they have it because it does not usually cause symptoms. Fortunately, chiropractic care offers a drug-free solution.
Chiropractic and High Blood Pressure
Most people don’t call their chiropractor when they are diagnosed with high blood pressure – but they should. In March of 2007, the Journal of Human Hypertension published a study showing a significant improvement in blood pressure levels in patients following adjustments to their C1 (or Atlas) vertebrae. Those patients had improved blood pressure ratings even 8 weeks later!
High blood pressure is easy to diagnose and there are a number of treatments. Medical doctors often prescribe medications to artificially lower blood pressure, but these treatments usually do not help with the cause of high blood pressure – they only treat the effects. Lifestyle changes, especially diet and exercise, are the safest, most natural way to lower blood pressure.