Your Neck and High Blood Pressure

Your neck and high blood pressure may have a direct relationship!

In March of 2008, a study was published in the Journal of Hypertension to take a look at the relationship between having a neck adjustment and a drop in high blood pressure.

The results were significant: The average drop in pressure was 17 points! This was so favorable that they commissioned a much larger study.

Located at the very top of the spine, sets the C-1 (Atlas) vertebra. When it’s out of place, it can pinch arteries and nerves at the neck’s base, which affects blood flow and for some causes discomfort.

When the C-1 vertebra is misaligned, it is the bodies natural response  to maintain nourishment of the body with oxygen rich blood flow – it does it by raising the pressure.

Some people are queasy about neck manipulations and have been negatively conditioned about chiropractors – consider this:

Chiropractors that specialize in aligning the C1 vertebra, are part of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractor Association or NUCCA. The adjustment is called the NUCCA technique, and is very gentle.

Whether you are currently on medication for high blood pressure or it’s been suggested that you take them, try asking for a cervical x-ray to see if your C1 is out – that may be your blood pressure solution!

Manipulation to realign my C1 was part of my personal protocol for curing my high blood pressure!

To Your Health!

~ Mona ~

Check out this video for more info!