Hypertension is one of the most common adaptations the body makes to a stress. Let’s explore an example; if someone is consuming a high salt diet over time the body is forced to adapt to a lower blood volume. The heart must then pump harder to get the blood through the body, resulting in a higher pressure within the system.
A Study looking at upper neck adjusting has shown that as little as one adjustment can induce a reduction in overall blood pressure. It is the belief that adjusting the upper neck stimulated the parasympathetic nervous system and results in reduction in blood pressure and that repeated adjusting may help patients struggling with hypertension. Remember blood pressure increases are a result of the body adapting to a stress. An adjustment resets the stress response and allows the body to re-adapt to the current environment.