Your heart beats without you thinking about it, but thoughtful, integrated care of your whole body can keep your heart beating.
The heart and circulatory system function without conscious effort from us, controlled by nerves in the autonomic nervous system. Millions of these nerves in the central nervous system connect the major organs to the brain and spinal chord.
No system of the body operates independently and all are told what they should be doing by the brain, through the nerves. In the heart’s case, they regulate blood pressure and heart rate. If you’ve been to a medical doctor, they’ve probably checked both of those functions to get a picture of how your heart is doing.
But how can you check on the nerves that control these autonomic functions? Enter chiropractic.
Chiropractors use various diagnostic tools, including x-ray, as they feel where the spine is misaligned and where the vertebrae are putting pressure on the nerves of the spinal chord. Pressure from a subluxation like this hinders these nerves from efficiently relaying information from the brain out to every system of the body, including the heart. By removing the subluxation, the chiropractor helps to improve the body’s function as it innately restores and heals.
Removing pressure from the autonomic nerves that control the heart can improve heart health. This results in a more regulated blood pressure and heart rate.
The Drs Wolfson have this pithy quote in their article, Can Chiropractic Reverse Heart Disease. “You name the disease, chiropractic care has a role because the nervous system touches every cell in the body. The nerves travel from the brain thru the spine and on to the rest of the body. If the bones of the spine are out of whack (subluxated), symptoms and disease occur.”
If you’d like to read more about chiropractic and having a healthy heart, here is a great article about chiropractic by Dr. Stephen Sinatra, MD. He says, “Integrative medicine is clearly the most cost-effective and beneficial approach for health care.” Consider integrating chiropractic into your current healthcare plan today.
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Call 316-636-5550 to make an appointment with Drs. Ryan and Denise Dopps, DC at their Wichita office, Dopps Chiropractic NE on Greenwich and 21st. If you are not in the area, contact them for a referral nationwide to another principled chiropractor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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