High Blood Pressure? -- Atlas Adjustment
I recently read an article in the newspaper that piqued my curiosity, so I decided to do some follow up research. In the hopes that it might benefit some of my online buddies, I'm passing it along here.
My husband has had slightly high blood pressure for at least the last six months or so, generally running in the 140's over the low-mid 90's. But like many men, he has been reluctant to go to the Dr. and try medications; and like most good wives, I've been concerned and nagging him to go...
So when I saw a short article claiming that a simple chiropractic adjustment (Atlas Adjustment) could lower blood pressure without drugs, I was curious. Of course, I was very skeptical at first, since chiropractic care has at times been linked to a large assortment of suspect claims -- but also curious, since the source of the article was reputable and in no way affiliated with any chiropractor or the chiropractic industry. So I did some independent research online to see if this particular claim appeared to be scientifically validated or dubious, and I found several reputable sources citing scientifically-based studies indicating the treatment could be very effective for some people. (Web MD link attached.)
Anyway, I found a Chiro in our area who was trained in this technique (NOT ALL ARE) and scheduled an appointment for DH. DH's spine was badly out of alignment -- not at all surprising given his very-physical work and history of back trouble -- so he performed an Atlas adjustment in addition to a few other maneuvers to align other areas of DH's spine. Anyway, after two weeks (4 sessions) of totally painless treatment, DH's blood pressure is now consistently measuring in the low 120's over the low 80's -- so a reduction of 20/10 BP points. His blood pressure is now in the 'ideal' range! (He's also sleeping better, in less pain, and has more energy.)
I don't know how long it will last (we'll find out, I guess) -- but we're VERY, VERY happy with the results, so I thought I'd pass them along here for your consideration. Of course, I'm not an MD or Chiro, have no financial interest in it, etc., and you should do your own research and come to your own conclusions. But if you have high BP, this might really help, and there are no drugs or drug interactions to worry about.
Here is a link that might be useful: Web MD Article about Atlas Adjustment and Blood Pressure