According to the American Heart Association, March is Blood Pressure Reduction Month. The reason being that high blood pressure is a big problem; about 1 in 3 people have high blood pressure. 21% of the people that have high blood pressure don’t even know it!
Interesting enough, a study done in the Journal of Human Hypertension found that a specific adjustment done on the neck helped reduce blood pressure.
According to the study, 50 test subjects had specific chiropractic adjustments applied to their upper neck area. There is a specific area in the upper cervical area that can control blood pressure.
What they found was that on an average, the adjustment dropped the blood pressure 17 points!
This drop would take the equivalent of two prescription drugs to get the same results as this one adjustment.
A follow up study done 8 weeks down the line showed that blood pressure levels were still lowered, which means to get the same results you’d have to take the two blood pressure medications every day for not only those 8 weeks but for the rest of your life. The problem with taking drugs is that there are always side effects. And drugs are poison. Taking drugs for the rest of your life means that you’d be poisoning your body for the rest of your life just to try to keep the blood pressure low instead of just allowing the natural processes of your body to work the way it’s intended by relieving pressure of the nerve.
Chiropractic’s not for high blood pressure, but your body doesn’t need the interference. That’s why you should have yourself and your family checked for subluxations.