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Chiropractic Reduces High Blood Pressure

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SOURCE:   Journal of Human Hypertension 2007 (May); 21 (5): 347–352

Bakris G, Dickholtz M, Meyer PM, Kravitz G, Avery E, Miller M, Brown J, Woodfield C, Bell B

Department of Preventive Medicine, Rush University Hypertension Center, Chicago, IL, USA


The Chiropractic and Blood Pressure Page reviews numerous studies that found that upper cervical adjusting reduces high blood pressure.

The study that received the most attention was done at Rush University in Chicago, and published in the Journal of Human Hypertension. This randomized trial assigned patients to either 2 blood pressure medicines, or to care from chiropractors who applied upper cervical specific adjusting. The results? Researchers found that restoration of Atlas alignment was associated with marked and sustained reductions in BP similar to the use of two-drug combination therapy.

The FULL-TEXT article is available for your review.

There are many similar studies of interest at the:

Chiropractic Research Results for a Variety of Conditions Page

About the Author:

I was introduced to Chiro.Org in early 1996, where my friend Joe Garolis helped me learn HTML, the "mark-up language" for websites. We have been fortunate that journals like JMPT have given us permission to reproduce some early important articles in Full-Text format. Maintaining the Org website has been, and remains, my favorite hobby.

One Comment

  1. Matthew Loop DC August 9, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    It’s good to see more television specials about the topic of how chiropractic reduces blood pressure. We, as chiropractors, see this in our office all of the time. But, it’s nice that mainstream medicine and media is reporting the benefits.

    If you search “chiropractic lowers blood pressure” on YouTube, you’ll find some great clips 🙂

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