Heart disease is a major cause of illness in the USA, our sedentary lifestyles and poor eating habits having caught up with us.
But heart disease is preventable. We know now how heart disease has its way with us. With lifestyle changes like healthier eating choices, exercise and quitting smoking, you can prevent it.
While it’s tempting to blow your own horn, there are limits to what any therapeutic tool is capable of, so I will say “no”. Chiropractic adjustments can’t reverse heart disease. That said, heart disease has a pre-cursor, which is cardiovascular disease and there’s much chiropractic adjustments can do to prevent it.
Read on to discover the benefits your circulatory system and your heart enjoy with chiropractic adjustments.
The Autonomic Nervous System
Millions of infinitesimally tiny nerves connect your blood vessels and the heart they serve to the central nervous system. This in turn connects the brain and spinal cord to your organs and is called the autonomic nervous system.
This is the system controlling your heart and the function of your blood vessels, as well as how fast your heart beats and blood pressure.
Chiropractic adjustments address the spine but in doing so, it’s acknowledged by the practitioner that the nervous system is being directly targeted, as it’s our nerves that send pain signals. When the nerves are served, so is your circulatory system and your heart.
Heart-happy Chiropractic Benefits
By addressing the Atlas vertebra at the top of your spine, chiropractors have access to the most effective way to lower your blood pressure. When this key vertebra is adjusted, the effects outpace those of every pharmaceutical on the market for blood pressure control.
Chiropractic also reduces inflammation in the body. The more inflammation there is, the higher the likelihood of cardiac dysfunction.
Heart Rate Variability (HRV) measures the variability of your heart. When your rate varies a lot, your outlook is excellent. In fact, this is a key indicator of longevity. Chiropractic adjustment improves it.
Chest pain may also be addressed using chiropractic adjustment. Chest pain sends millions to emergency rooms every year. But the root cause is often musculoskeletal. That’s something a chiropractor can address, reducing the instance of “panic” visits to ERs, serving the medical system and the people who use it.
By addressing issues like misaligned ribs, chiropractors can save the system a lot of waste on stress tests and ECGs. Having an attending chiropractor in ERs could save the medical system billions of dollars and relieve some of the financial strain on end users.
Finally, chiropractic has been shown to improve the nerve function of the heart. When this is healthy, that autonomic tone supports the healthy function of virtually every part of the human body.
And that’s how solid a support chiropractic adjustment is for your heart and circulatory system, helping you prevent cardiovascular disease and ultimately, heart disease.
Chiropractors prefer to stop problems before they start.
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