About 1/3 of adults in the United States are diagnosed with high blood pressure (hypertension). Over time, high blood pressure can develop into numerous other diseases such as ischemic heart disease, stroke, and even kidney disease. The traditional medical approach to managing this is to artificially lower blood pressure through the use of medications. Some common natural approaches are exercise and a healthy diet, which are vitally crucial for a healthy lifestyle. Did you know that chiropractic care can also lower blood pressure naturally?
How can Keystone Chiropractic help with high blood pressure?
Here’s a mind blowing thought: The nervous system controls the function and regulation of blood pressure. The nervous system, which actually controls everything in your body, has two divisions: sympathetic and parasympathetic. The sympathetic division is the fight and flight area of the nervous system. You can think of it like the survival portion, the gas pedal, the area that activates in a crisis or stressful scenario. Conversely, the parasympathetic is the rest and digest area of the nervous system. The parasympathetic can be thought of as the relaxation portion, the brake pedal, the area that’s integral for rest, growth, and digestion. The parasympathetic is the mode we want to live in the majority of our lives.
When there is an interference in your nervous system, it can drive your body into a sympathetic dominant state. This means your body’s physiology will change as if it’s in a stressful, survival-like situation. For example, blood pressure will rise, stress hormones will increase, and the digestive and immune systems will be suppressed. Because the nervous system resides in the spine, misalignments in the spine will cause an interference in the nervous system. By realigning the spinal bone and removing the interference in your nervous system, your body can enter back into a parasympathetic state. By doing so, your body will enter into a rest, relax, and heal mode, in turn decreasing blood pressure.
Drs. Joshua and Daniel at Keystone Chiropractic helped many individuals suffering with high blood pressure in the Plano, Frisco, Allen, McKinney, and surrounding North Dallas communities. They focus specifically on neuro-structural chiropractic and use advanced technology to pinpoint the exact areas that need to be corrected. Allow Keystone Chiropractic to assist you in gaining victory over your blood pressure. Live Better Now!