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Hypertension and chiropractic

hypertension and chiropractic

A natural alternative to control Hypertension

The arterial hypertension, known as high blood pressure, is a health problem that affects millions of people. While there are several ways to address this problem, today we will explore a lesser-known but promising perspective: chiropractic.

In this article, you will get the following information:

  • What is Hypertension?
  • Can chiropractic help control hypertension? Research and studies
  • How does chiropractic regulate hypertension?
  • Conclusion

What is Hypertension?

Blood pressure is the force with which blood flows through the arteries and veins. When this pressure is consistently high, it is diagnosed as hypertension. It is often known as "the silent killer" because it can damage the heart, blood vessels, kidneys and other organs without obvious symptoms.

Can chiropractic help control hypertension? Research and studies

While more research is needed to fully understand the relationship between chiropractic and hypertension, some preliminary studies suggest it may be a valuable complementary option. Below are some research and studies:

Study in the Journal of Human Hypertension (2007):
In this study, the effects of chiropractic on blood pressure were evaluated. Results indicated that specific spinal adjustments performed by chiropractors were associated with significant reductions in systolic and diastolic blood pressure in a group of participants with hypertension. [Source: Meeks et al., Journal of Human Hypertension, 2007]

Vagus Nerve Study (2013):
The study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2013 examined the effect of chiropractic manipulation on vagus nerve activity. The results of this study suggest that chiropractic manipulation could influence vagus nerve activity and therefore blood pressure. [Source: Kelly et al., Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2013]

Study on Stress and Blood Pressure (2019):
Chiropractic is associated with stress reduction, and stress is a factor that can contribute to hypertension. A study published in 2019 in Psychological Reports found that patients who received chiropractic adjustments reported a significant decrease in their perceived stress levels, which could have a positive impact on blood pressure. [Source: Yates et al., Psychological Reports, 2019]

Chiropractic should not be considered a replacement for conventional medical treatments for hypertension.

How does chiropractic regulate hypertension?

Corrects subluxations or vertebral blockages
Vertebral subluxations at the level of the Atlas (first cervical vertebra) are associated with a decrease in blood supply to the spinal cord and brain stem and consequently with an increase in blood pressure.
The chiropractor detects vertebral subluxations that press on the brain stem and alter the functioning of the heart and corrects them. Thus facilitating communication between the heart and the brain.

Reduces Stress
Chiropractic can help reduce stress by removing blockages in the nervous system. Which in turn can contribute to the reduction of blood pressure.

Improves Circulation
An uninterrupted spine allows for more efficient blood flow, which can help reduce pressure on the cardiovascular system.

Promotes a Healthy Lifestyle
Chiropractors often promote a healthy lifestyle. This may include recommendations on diet, exercise, and sleep habits, all of which can have a positive impact on blood pressure.

If you have hypertension and are considering chiropractic as part of your treatment, remember that it should not replace conventional medical treatments, but rather should be a complementary addition.


Chiropractic can play an important role in managing this condition by reducing stress, removing spinal blockages, improving circulation, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

In Spain, if you are looking for a chiropractor, verify that they are a member of the Asociación Española de Quiropráctica(AEQ), which brings together exclusively Chiropractic graduates with a university degree issued by one of the Chiropractic universities recognized by the European Council of Chiropractic Education.





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