Many people suffer from high blood pressure or hypertension. This condition occurs when the there is an increase in the pressure of blood in the arteries, and if left untreated, it can cause heart diseases, affect the functioning of the brain and kidney and also affect the eyes and it can also cause death. If you are suffering from high blood pressure, one solution to treat it effectively is to go see a chiropractor, who will explain to you about chiropractic benefits for lowering blood pressure.
For those who don't know what is chiropractic, it is a surgery-free, drug-free, hands-on alternative healing treatment that has increased in popularity these days with millions of people round the world opting for this method of treatment than going to a physician. Severe headache, pounding behind the neck, ears, chest, problem with vision, difficulty in breathing, irregular heartbeat, fatigue etc are some of the symptoms of high blood pressure, and when you see regular signs of these symptoms, it is time to you see a chiropractor.
There are various causes for hypertension such as family history, intake of too much of salt, smoking, obesity, lack of physical activity, kidney disease, thyroid problem, stress alcoholic, sometimes pregnant women, etc and people who have high blood pressure should meet a chiropractor to discuss about chiropractic methods to bring down the blood pressure to the normal level which is 120/80.
Some people will wonder why chiropractic treatment is suggested to lower blood pressure, since it is better to see a physician. Several researches and studies have proved that chiropractic treatment is very effective in cutting down the blood pressure.
A possibility of connection between spinal realignment and blood pressure was published a few years back by the University of Chicago Study in the Journal of Human Hypertension. While a physician will normally prescribe medicines which might not suit some people and might have unhealthy side effects, chiropractic treatment is drug-free and a chiropractor helps to lower blood pressure by a procedure known as neck adjustment. The neck adjustment procedure involves the adjustment of the bone or the vertebrae on top of the neck, called the Atlas. It is called the Atlas as it holds the head, just as Atlas holds the world. This It is also known as Atlas Vertebra realignment.
The adjustment of the Atlas will reduce the stress on the brain stem, resulting in the stimulation of the Vagus Nerve, a long nerve that extends from the brain to the internal organs and it also helps to regulate the heartbeat. When the vagus Nerve is stimulated, naturally the heart beat is regulated and the blood pressure is balanced, thus lowering the pressure level. This procedure is not only drug-free but is supposed to provide the effect of two blood pressure medicine and it is also safe without any side-effects. Patients who underwent this treatment have found a significant drop in their blood pressure level. But of-course, it is very important that you visit a chiropractor who is licensed and professionally specialized in this procedure and who has been practicing this procedure for many years as neck adjustment done by an inexperienced chiropractor can be dangerous.