Although your family history and genetics do have a part, most of the commonly known lifestyle choices that are risk factors like smoking, excessive weight, stress, lack of physical activity, and diets high in saturated fat, for example, are under your control.
You probably are aware that diet and exercise are key factors in preventing heart disease. However, you probably are not aware that chiropractic treatment may also be used to fight against heart disease!
Research has shown that: “Chiropractic Adjustments to the upper part of the neck can have a positive effect on significantly lowering your blood pressure for an extended period of time.” While other studies have shown that: Adjustments of the bones in your neck and lower back can stimulate particular nervous system reflexes, causing a decrease in overall heart rate and blood pressure.
In addition to this, there are some other positive effects when you engage in regular chiropractic treatments.
First, seeing a chiropractor gives you access to advice from a trained health care professional. In today’s age, the internet is often used as the first place to obtain health information, However, this can often cause an inaccurate self-diagnosis, so talking with a trained health care professional about your concerns can make clear many questions you may have.
Second, a healthcare practitioner can provide you with the support and guidance you need to change and apply new health strategies.
And Third, regular chiropractic care can also relieve your stress, which is also great for your heart!
So regular chiropractic treatment combined with positive lifestyle changes of proper nutrition and exercise can prove to be a powerful ally in the fight against heart disease!