Good Morning America jumped all over this, and for good reason!  The news spread quickly about how NUCCA proved to reduce blood pressure in a pilot study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Human Hypertension.

It was a ground-breaking study showing that NUCCA improves the physiological function of individuals. This can spread beyond hypertension and aids the autonomic nervous system which controls many aspects of the body, including digestive function, saliva production, vision, urinary tract function, heart rate and breathing.

In this 8-week study, there were 50 Stage 1 Hypertensive patients on two blood pressure medications.  They were all taken off of their medications while observed by a medical doctor at the University of Chicago.  Half of them received NUCCA care and the other half received a sham adjustment and were part of the placebo group.  Because of the gentleness of the adjustment, many of those adjusted thought they were in the placebo group.

Those in the adjustment group had a reduction of blood pressure equivalent to two blood pressure medications taken in tandem. At the end of the 8 weeks, the blood pressure was still reduced.  Those in the placebo group had essentially no change.

If you have high blood pressure, come in for NUCCA care and see how it works for you.  If your blood pressure drops, you can talk to your medical doctor about changing your meds.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at