3 Hacks to Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a major problem in the United States and industrialized nations in general.  Increased blood pressure causes the blood to flow to hard and fast through the maze of arteries and veins which can damage the delicate inner linings of the blood vessels. Over time this leads to hardening of the arteries and formation of clots which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

There are myriad ways to medically decrease blood pressure but many medications come with a host of unwanted effects ranging from mild stomach pain to internal bleeding.  If you have high blood pressure and want to lower it naturally without drugs the two most important places to start are diet and exercise. which I’ll cover in more detail in another post. Below are 3 great ways to lower blood pressure naturally.  Mix them in with your diet and exercise modifications and it will greatly increase the effectiveness of these methods.

1) Vitamin C + Garlic

Garlic and Vitamin C are both very protective of the lining of the blood vessels.  Taking the 2 together naturally relaxes the blood vessels as well as promotes healing of the inner linings as well.  You can take both in tablet form or combine them in meals with foods that are high in vitamin C such as brocolli, cauliflower or potatoes with garlic.

2) Baking Soda + Apple Cider Vinegar

Combining a teaspoon of aluminum free baking soda with a tablespoon of raw apple cider vinegar mixed in water once or twice a day helps create an alkaline environment in the body.  This promotes cellular healing that is very important for blood vessels under increased pressure due to high blood pressure.  The mixture is extremely safe and easy to take daily.

3) Chiropractic Adjustment in the Upper Cervical (Neck)

It has been shown numerous times that adjusting the C1/C2 vertebrae (the top 2) can lower blood pressure between 10-20 units within 1 minute of administration of the adjustment.  I have done this one in my office many times.  It is thought that stimulation of the Vagus nerve is responsible for the drop in blood pressure but the exact cause remains unknown.  Making chiropractic a regular part of your wellness routine insures this critical area is addressed.


There you have it. 3 simple, time tested ways to lower blood pressure without a ton of toxic drugs.  Try adding these 3 things to you wellness routine and clean up the diet and get on exercise program and watch your blood pressure drop. Mine is currently 110/72 on average and I do all 3 on a regular basis.  For more information on diet and exercise download my recipe book at our website or the top of this page.  You can join the Arvold Chiropractic Weight Loss group on Facebook for tips on exercise.  We can always be reached at 715-246-7500 for questions or help setting up a diet and exercise program as well.  Reference this post for quick response.

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Austin EricksonAbout the Author

Dr. Austin Erickson is a chiropractor with offices in Glenwood City and the 4 Corners near New Richmond, Wisconsin. He is an expert at combining chiropractic treatment with nutritional advice to achieve excellent results. He has cured himself of psoriasis and autoimmune related arthritis using his protocols. Connect with him on Twitter and Google+


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