Chiropractic Care Drops Blood Pressure in San Diego
Could chiropractic care help to lower blood pressure?
According to a study that examined the reliability of clinical blood pressure measurements in order to discover if chiropractic care leads to significant improvements in blood pressure, the answer could be promising.
Research included 75 students who frequently underwent chiropractic health care who agreed to go through a blood pressure measurement protocol conducted during a 10-minute visit. All participants were put into one of two groups depending on the clinical discoveries obtained from the chiropractic evaluation.
One group showed subluxations in the cervical spine and were adjusted through chiropractic to relieve that diagnosis. The other group didn't have manipulable cervical subluxations during the visit, and were therefore not adjusted. All subjects were evaluated by standard Gonstead palpatory methods following the first five minutes of sitting in a cervical chair silently. To record a control data, the patients blood pressure ware measured through their right arm cuff sphygmomanometer, administered from an experienced chiropractor just before the adjustment. Then right after either the cervical adjustment or motion palpation, they were tested again to see the change.
What researchers found was that both systolic and diastolic blood pressures were noticeably decreased in the group administered chiropractic care-- but not in the other group. The changes found in mean blood pressures were seen from 14 of the experimental subjects who had a clinically relevant 10-20 mm hg decrease. Blood pressure measurement reliability was established by two doctors using like conditions in 25 more study subjects.
In conclusion, this research seems to promote chiropractic care as an effective relief method for patients with high blood pressure.
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