The number one killer for Australians more than any other disease every year is Heart Disease. People are often warned about the risks involved with cardiovascular disease and the importance of heart function and the cardiovascular system however it is still our major killer. The only positive aspect about Heart Disease or Cardiovascular disease that is preventable through healthy living, dietary habits and exercise.
Similar to Chiropractic, Heart Disease is influenced by numerous factors involving chemical, environmental, emotional, physical and nutritional factors and stresses. Below is how Chiropractic may be able to help or assist with some of these stresses listed above.
My Heart and Chiropractic
Chiropractors are most commonly know for cracking joints and of your back or neck, but what most people don’t know is Chiropractors undertaken a minimum of 5 years University training to practice in Australia. Whilst most of their training includes musculoskeletal issues, they are also trained on, physiology, neurology, nutrition and body systems.
Chiropractic’s main focus is to reduce nerve interference between the brain and the body to allow the body to function at full capacity. The body’s nervous system is made up of many nerves and the autonomic nervous system is the part of the body that helps to regulate the heart and cardiovascular nervous system.
6 Was Chiropractic May Help Your Cardiovascular System
1-Reducing High Blood Pressure
Specific Chiropractic Adjustments to the C1 vertebra has been shown to alter the function of the autonomic nervous system. In a study results showed systolic blood pressure reduced on average by 17 and diastolic blood pressure reduced by 10 which is greater than any pharmaceutical supplementation or medication currently available.
2-Cardiac Nerve Function
Many major organs receive their tone via the autonomic nervous system. In the cardiac or cardiovascular system, the heart receives its rhythmic movement of the heart atrial and ventricular contraction via the autonomic nervous system. Regular or ongoing chiropractic treatment has been shown to help improve the function of the autonomic nervous system and thus possibly regulate heart function.
Chiropractors are trained in nutritional and physical therapeutic approach to managing inflammation in local or holistic approach to the body. Studies revealed higher levels of inflammation markers long term in the body can pre lead to a risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Ask your chiropractor how you may reduce inflammation in your body today.
The longer your heart is beating the longer you live right? Heart rate variability increase the risk of heart disease and illness and eventually death in some cases. Chiropractic adjustments and regular care help to improve your heart rate variability by working on the autonomic nervous system.
5-Chest Pain Management
Mechanical chest pain is can often be a worrying sign for someone who may not of had it before. Often if you rush to the hospital and they say everything is all clear go home and rest your chiropractor in most cases will be able to help. Chest pain shortness of breath, rib pain are a few symptoms of mechanical back pain/chest pain which Chiropractic therapy is a proven form of treatment to help with.
Lung conditions such as asthma and emphysema, can never be fully cured or reversed all though thoracic wall function can be improved to assist when these attacks come on.Chiropractic may help in reducing symptoms frequency or intensity by encourage proper and correct thoracic cage and pulmonary function via mechanical manual treatment. Overall increase lunch and pulmonary function via the nervous system may allow the lungs to function at maximum capacity.
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