Over the past couple of years, the media is starting to share important information that the public needs to hear. Your medical doctors will rarely share this material with you.
Just a couple of years ago, it was released that chiropractic adjustments can help lower blood pressure naturally. Those patients in one study had a dramatic drop in their high blood pressure by an average of 17 points. That’s an equivalent of giving a patient 2 blood pressure medications at once….oh, and that’s WITHOUT all the side effects of medications!
Watch one of the many news reports here:
I must admit I laugh at the MD who says they have seen MIRACULOUS changes but to stick to proven methods for now, that it’s not available to everybody, that’s it’s still investigational? Proven methods? Prescribing medications that just cover up the symptoms and you need to stay on forever, with many side effects? The medical way of treating conditions is a vicious cycle of treating one symptom with a drug that causes other problems so they can prescribe more for the new symptoms that will show up.
Another study done in 1988 took 75 patients in a double blind study. In this study, one group of patients with high blood pressure received adjustments to the thoracic spine area. Another group received placebos (movements that seemed to be adjustments but were not), and a final group received no treatment. The adjusted group experienced decreases in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure while no change was noted in either the control or placebo group.
Chiropractors have been stating this information for well over 100 years and have explained why it works:
Chiropractic is more than just neck or back pain! It is about the optimal functioning of your body by removing nerve interference. When the brain can communicate with the rest of the body, the signals are unimpeded, and the messages can get to all the organs, muscles, tissues and cells. The medical profession will admit that if you have a “pinched” nerve in the neck or lower back, that you can experience numbness and or tingling of the hands or feet. Well what about the nerves that go to your heart, lungs, kidneys, bladder, stomach, ears, thyroid gland, pancreas and every other organ in your body? You are not going to get numbness and tingling, but you will get decreased functioning of these organs and that will decrease your overall health. Chiropractors detect and correct the spinal vertebra that are misaligned and putting pressure on the nerves. By getting to the cause of the problem, chiropractic helps correct dysfunction and return optimal health to your body.
My name is Dr. Russell Brokstein, DC and my very first patient while in chiropractic college had severe hypertension. He was a 50 year old gentleman with blood pressure of 200/140. His medical doctors said it was genetically high because not one medication on the market lowered his blood pressure and it had been high for over 20 years. After a thorough evaluation, we found that several segments associated with high blood pressure were present. We took his blood pressure before his first adjustment and immediately after the adjustment took his blood pressure again to find it had dropped around 20 points. That’s an immediate response.. not taking medications over several weeks or months to determine if it’s going to work.
I have been in practice the last 13 years and helping patients at our Freehold, NJ office Hometown Family Wellness Center. While helping most patients that come in for aches and pains, I educate them about the full benefits of chiropractic and helping them be more healthy without drugs or surgery. I have many other patients who I have not only helped with high blood pressure, but other health problems. Does it help for everybody? No.. but isn’t it worth your health to try something that can return you to optimal health and wellness without the harmful affects of medications? One thing I can say, no matter what, your body will be more healthy and optimally functioning under chiropractic care by removing nerve interference.
If you are ready to experience health and wellness without medications, call our office to schedule a consultation. To find out more information about our practice go to www.chiropractorfreehold.com. We have been helping residents of Freehold and surrounding towns of Marlboro, Manalapan, Howell, Jackson, Morganville, Colts Neck and other communities in Monmouth and Ocean County, New Jersey.
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