Can NUCCA Chiropractic Adjustments Help
High Blood Pressure?
High blood pressure and spinal misalignments might have a closer relationship than you think! According to WebMD, a recent study uncovered how the “Atlas Adjustment” (the NUCCA technique) lowers blood pressure.
“This procedure has the effect of not one, but two blood-pressure medications given in combination, and it seems to be adverse-event free. We saw no side effects and no problems,” George Bakris, M.D., the study leader, states.
The placebo-controlled study looked at 50 patients over an eight-week period. 25 patients with early-stage high blood pressure had significant improvements in blood pressure than the other 25 who underwent a sham chiropractic adjustment.
NUCCA protocols further included pre and post-adjustment x-rays. The study stated that “X-rays showed that the procedure realigned the Atlas vertebra with the spine in the treated patients but not in the sham-treated patients.”
Compared to the placebo group, the patients that underwent the NUCCA adjustment “saw an average 14mm Hg greater drop in systolic blood pressure (the top number), and an average of 8mm Hg greater drop in diastolic blood pressure (the lower number).”
Neither group of patients, the placebo group and the group undergoing NUCCA adjustments, took any medication for blood pressure during the eight week study.
Dr. Dickholtz states that the atlas vertebra (C1), is “the fuse box to the body. At the base of the brain are two centers that control all the muscles of the body. If you pinch the base of the brain, if the Atlas gets locked in a postion as a half a millimeter out of line, it doesn’t cause any pain but it upsets these centers.”
This study is groundbreaking in that it shows the applications of the NUCCA technique are far beyond what was originally thought. It also goes to show that by correcting spinal misalignments, total body health improves!
The truth is that NUCCA chiropractors are few and far between. NUCCA procedures include mathematics, geometry, and physics to analyze x-rays to determine how to re-align a patient’s structure. There are less than 200 NUCCA doctors worldwide. This means that our patients at Precision Spinal Care actually travel from far and wide to experience the benefits of the NUCCA technique.
Ready to experience the benefits of the NUCCA technique? Come visit our caring and compassionate team at Precision Spinal Care today!
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