As I continue to meet more and more people in my line of work, I am always surprised to learn just how many people in today's society are on blood pressure medications.
While I've never claimed that upper cervical care will help reduce blood pressure, there is an understanding that if the brain stem and surrounding blood vessels are compromised and unable to communicate properly within the body, then our natural systems would not be able to properly maintain normal function. If there is no compromise and the atlas (first bone in the neck) is in its proper place, then the body should be able to use its natural mechanisms to regulate blood pressure.
A study completed in 2007 showed just this. Published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, the placebo-controlled study completed by an upper cervical chiropractor and an MD showed that the upper cervical procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination.
Those who got the real procedure saw an average 14 mm Hg greater drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure count), and an average 8 mm Hg greater drop in diastolic blood pressure (the bottom blood pressure number). Some of these patients were even able to get off their medications.
Upper cervical chiropractic was even featured on Good Morning America for its success with helping reduce neurological stresses leading to normalizing of blood pressure for those patients.
Make sure to share this article with anyone who is suffering from hypertension that may want to try an alternative to their current health care options!