Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, affects around 33% of Americans. Most of these individuals will use medication to manage the condition; however, Chiropractic care can significantly control blood pressure.
A study conducted at The University of Chicago Hypertension Center demonstrated that patients who received Chiropractic adjustments showed lowered blood pressure. The lowering of blood pressure by chiropractic was as effective as two different blood-pressure medications.
Eight weeks after undergoing Chiropractic adjustments, 25 patients with early-stage high blood pressure had significantly lower blood pressure than the 25 similar patients who underwent a placebo chiropractic adjustment. X-rays showed that the real adjustments realigned the Atlas vertebra (the bone at the very top of the spine) with the rest of the spine. The placebo-treated patients fake adjustments did not realign the Atlas vertebra.
Compared to the placebo-treated patients, those who received the real adjustment saw an average of 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). None of the patients took blood pressure medicine during the eight-week study.
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