Most people know that chiropractic care prevents back pain. But did you know that chiropractic care may alleviate a myriad of other disorders, including high blood pressure (hypertension)?
Chiropractic care encompasses more than chiropractic adjustments. It also focuses on creating wellness through a health-promoting way of life known as the chiropractic lifestyle. This involves educating patients about various chemical, physical and emotional causes of vertebral subluxations.
Research indicates that the following lifestyle factors prevent hypertension. Try to fit as many as possible into your routine.
- A nutritious diet
- Not smoking
- Avoiding passive smoke
- Not holding grudges
- Regular daily aerobic exercise
- Managing emotional stress
- Stress reduction techniques
- Including humor into your life
- Owning a pet
- Supportive personal relationships
- A supportive social network
- Maintaining optimal body weight
- Spiritual practices
In addition, various dietary supplements have been shown to prevent hypertension. Please talk to Dr. Smith about what specific supplementation program is right for you.