No doctor can directly affect heart function more than a Chiropractor!
A vertebral subluxation (bone misalignment) alters blood chemistry via the hypothalamus (part of the brain). When a man or woman is has spinal misalignment, they have an increased release of stress hormones, called catecholamines, which causes constantly increased sympathetic nervous system tone.
IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT INCREASED SYMPATHETIC TONE IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS AND DISEASE!
The chiropractic adjustment reduces sympathetic tone by influencing the nervous system via the hypothalamus, therefore impacting cardiovascular health! Make sure your loved ones also maintain their nervous system tone with consistent chiropractic care!
WHAT ABOUT BLOOD PRESSURE? IS THAT RELATED TO THE SPINE, TOO? OFTEN, IT IS…
A Chicago Tribune article in May 2007 reported that a one-time chiropractic adjustment of an upper neck bone (atlas), when misaligned, reduced high blood pressure.
When a Doctor of Chiropractic adjusted the top bone of the spine in 25 people with hypertension, their high blood pressure was reduced significantly—equal to taking two high blood pressure prescription medications at once.