Chiropractic Care Relaxes Blood Pressure in Whittier
If you have (or have had) high blood pressure, you’ve probably heard it before: lose weight, eat right, get better sleep, exercise more...in truth, there are a myriad of different tactics you can use to decrease your blood pressure levels.
But did you know chiropractic care was one of them?
A study out of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College looked to discover whether and how chiropractic adjustments for the thoracic spine (T1-T5) could relieve blood pressure and general anxiety in 21 patients suffering from elevated blood pressure. These study subjects were assigned randomly to one of three separate treatment environments initially, before moving onto the other two. They were as follows: active treatment, placebo treatment, or zero treatment control. These adjustments were administered by a mechanical chiropractic adjusting device. Furthermore, dependent calculations were gathered pre- and post-treatment, and involved both systolic and diastolic blood pressure, along with anxiety levels. Study results showed that both systolic and diastolic blood pressure was significantly lowered in the active treatment condition, while no noteworthy alterations were found in either the placebo or control conditions. Overall, anxiety was decreased significantly in the active and control conditions as well. These findings offer support for the belief that blood pressure is decreased after chiropractic treatment. Continued studies are necessary to better understand the long-term impact of chiropractic treatment on people’s blood pressure.
Fortunately for people suffering from high blood pressure in the Whittier area, The Joint ...the chiropractic place offers no appointments and no hidden fees-- but full relief. As your local chiropractor in the area, The Joint provides affordable chiropractic services most days. So, check out how The Joint is making it easier than ever to put your chiropractic health first by stopping in today!
Always remember to consult your physician or chiropractor before taking any health advice.