Natural Blood Pressure Treatment Springfield
There are over 70 million Americans who suffer from Hypertension in the United States. That is equivalent to 1 in 3 adults. Hypertension is linked to heart attack and stroke which both kill over 1 million Americans annually. Current hypertensive drugs are successful in lowering most people’s blood pressure. However, as with all drugs, their side effects can be harmful to your health. This article will discuss Natural Blood Pressure Treatment, with the end goal of allowing your body to heal itself naturally and avoid the need for pharmaceutical drugs.
Hypertension can have many causative agents. Most Americans are aware of the obvious ones: diets high in sodium, being overweight, genetic factors, and lack of exercise.Yet some are unaware of how the central nervous system is controlling and regulating blood pressure.
Central Nervous System’s Role In Blood Pressure Control
The brain stem, which is located at the base of the skull and enters into the top two vertebrae in the neck, controls most autonomic functions of the body including blood pressure regulation.
Your body carries its blood through arteries. The smooth muscle inside of the arteriole wall controls the diameter of the artery. Daily living requires the arteries of the body to constrict and dilate depending on our activity, outside temperature, and other factors. The smooth muscle is controlled by the vasomotor nucleus which is in the brain stem at the base of the skull. If this most vital area is compromised bio-mechanically it can influence this center negatively. If the vasomotor nucleus functions are irregular, constricting the smooth muscle, then more blood is needed. Hence, blood pressure rises.
In fact, this is the same principle that applies to a hose. If you constrict the diameter of a hose with water running through it, the pressure rises and the water shoots out the end with more force.
Compromised Brain Stem Function
Each of us experiences trauma throughout our lives. Some of us get in car accidents and others have sports injuries. Consequently, it is rare for someone to go through life without some kind of trauma.
The junction of the head and neck is structurally the weakest link in the spine. The head weighs on average 11 lbs and the top vertebra of the neck weighs two ounces. Therefore, this area is susceptible to bio-mechanical trauma and displacement.
When a person sustains a whiplash type trauma, a shearing effect between the head and neck occurs. This causes a structural displacement of the atlas relative to the head. As a result, the joint capsule and soft tissues tear; creating a misalignment that becomes locked. The body then adapts structurally, in most cases, by losing the normal cervical curve. As a result, this adaptive process creates stresses and strains on the brain stem creating abnormal function. In many cases, this can be the underlying cause of hypertension.
What’s the Next Step?
A landmark study published in 2007 in the Journal Of Hypertension showed that a specific correction to the atlas vertebra lowered blood pressure equivalent to two hypertensive medications(2).
Not only does correcting the atlas alignment help blood pressure patients naturally, it can also help many other conditions. This can be achieved because the brain stem controls most of the body’s internal function. The goal of upper cervical care is to allow the central nervous system to work at its optimum by correcting bio-mechanical misalignments that interfere with normal function.
If you suffer from hypertension and other health issues, it would benefit you to get a consultation at no charge with Upper Cervical Specialist Dr. Frederick Schurger.
1. Nwankwo T, Yoon SS, Burt V, Gu Q. Hypertension among adults in the US: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2011-2012. NCHS Data Brief, No. 133. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Dept of Health and Human Services, 2013.