I thought some may find this interesting. An early online systematic review and meta-analysis on today’s The Lancet journal:
Chiropractic Reduces High Blood Pressure
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. (more…)
Robert D. Mootz, DC, who is the Medical Director for the State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries also penned an interesting review in JMPT titled “When Evidence and Practice Collide” (FULL TEXT) that sheds a lot of light on EBM issues.
Chiropractic and Infantile Colic
After enjoying John’s posting on the Canadian BCA/Singh case, I feel it’s time to pour some gas on the conversation, to heat things up a bit.