Updated: May 24, 2019
By Dr. Megan Touron
Chiropractic in itself is form of holistic healthcare that can transform the lives of individuals by restoring function and treating those suffering from acute or chronic pain.
But is pain all that chiropractic can treat?
Can chiropractic adjustments aid in lowering things such as cholesterol, for example?
Chiropractic aids in the lowering of bad cholesterol levels in the human body. Because it uses techniques that can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, it enhances the body’s ability to heal itself.
Chiropractic aims to restore general health and overall well-being, so most chiropractors will look into treating the body as a whole. With this being said, nutritional guidelines, lifestyle recommendations, rehabilitation and full body adjusting are just some of the resources used in the office to treat patients.
So how exactly can a chiropractor help lower your cholesterol?
Chiropractors lower your cholesterol through chiropractic adjustments. These adjustments have the ability to realign the subluxated areas of the spine that cause that inflammation. Once the spine is repositioned into its ideal state, inflammation around that subluxated joint will decrease.
When the body has less inflammation and lower stress levels, cholesterol levels are able to decrease as well.
Chiropractors will also be able to help you manage aspects of life that can negatively affect health, including cholesterol management. When cholesterol levels begin to rise in the bloodstream, it triggers an inflammatory response which increases the accumulation of cholesterol in the walls of arteries (1).
While the chiropractic adjustment is so powerful in stimulating the body to obtain optimal health, there are many dietary and lifestyle changes that can aid in lowering cholesterol that your chiropractor can help you manage as well. Some of these include exercise, rehabilitation, smoking cessation, dietary & nutritional recommendations, and stress management.
If you’re looking for an all natural approach to your healthcare and a way to gain and maintain optimal well-being then chiropractic care is the right choice for you. If you want to know what to expect on your first visit at a chiropractor, click here to learn more: What to Expect
This content is strictly the opinion of Dr. Meghan Touron and is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide medical advice or to take the place of medical advice or treatment from a personal physician. All readers/viewers of this content are advised to consult their doctors or qualified health professionals regarding specific health questions. Dr. Touron, nor Reach Health and Wellness Chiropractic, does not take responsibility for possible health consequences of any person or persons reading or following the information in this educational content. All viewers of this content, especially those taking prescription or over-the-counter medications, should consult their physicians before beginning any nutrition, supplement or lifestyle program.
Reach Health and Wellness Chiropractic is located in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area specifically in Collegedale, TN, a short distance from Ooltewah, Cleveland, East Brainerd, East Ridge, Ringgold, Apison, and Harrison.