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Chicago Tribune: Chiropractic Lowers Blood Pressure
By Edward W Petty
May 20, 2007, 23:15

According to a recent news article in the Chicago Tribune, chiropractic adjustments have been proven to reduce blood pressure.

The actual article has photographs of a doctor of chiropractic making cervical adjustments.

The article is based on a study done at the University of Chicago.

This is wonderful validation of chiropractic and should be communicated to your patients.

The article can be a useful marketing tool for existing patients as well as new patietns.  It can be printed and handed out to patients, used in your patient newsletter, or included in a special workshop you give to patients, their family and friends, or to local companies.

Chicago Tribune link
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From the article…

“A one-time chiropractic adjustment of a misaligned neck vertebra has been shown to significantly reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension, according to a pilot study by University of Chicago researchers.

When the vertebra, known as the Atlas, or C1, was manipulated in 25 people with high blood pressure, both their systolic and diastolic readings decreased significantly, equal to taking two blood-pressure drugs at once.”

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