May 24, 2016
Blood pressure is something I check on every patient at the initial visit, and oftentimes during later treatments as well.
Blood pressure is another one of those health issues that the conventional medical field has taken a "lower is better" stance on. This usually means prescribing different blood pressure lowering-drugs that can cause side effects such as mineral deficiency, diarrhea/constipation, headaches and dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and more, and often negatively impact organs such as the kidneys, heart, and adrenal glands.
So why not get to the true, root cause of high blood pressure, and treat it without harming or forcing the body, but rather by giving it what it needs and treating it naturally?
First, more appropriate normal blood pressure readings: Systolic (upper number) BP can be up to 110+ half your age, while Diastolic (lower number) should be under 100, even better if under 90.
For many, these numbers may be a little higher than expected. This is because it is normal for blood pressure to increase with age, because we lose elasticity in our blood vessels and actually need blood pressure to increase to keep our blood pumping throughout our body.
If someone does in fact have high blood pressure, there are a number of factors to consider and address. The nervous system, adrenal glands, liver, and kidneys all help to regulate blood pressure. Making sure these organs are healthy is absolutely essential in working on high blood pressure. With muscle testing, we check these organ systems to see if they are functioning optimally or not. If they are not, we get them functioning optimally again, with adjustments, organ system work, possible supplements, and more. Oftentimes, high blood pressure is a signal that one or more of these organ systems need support.
Emotions and stress are always important to address with high blood pressure as well. Mind-body techniques such as Neuro Emotional Technique can work wonders at reducing emotional stresses on the physical body.
Cranial bone (skull bone) and TMJ (jaw joint) balance and alignment is very important for blood pressure regulation.
Allergies can cause hypertension via a reaction that causes swelling in the body.
Function of the diaphragm muscle is essential for healthy blood pressure as well.
As you can see, there are many factors to look at when it comes to blood pressure! These factors include structural, biochemical, and emotional causes of high blood pressure.
Rather than cover up the body's warning signs and symptoms, why not address the true underlying cause of the issue? With Applied Kinesiology and Chiropractic, it can be very simple!