Chiropractic Management of Chronic Hypertension (Primary High Blood Pressure): An Evidence-based Patient-Centered Monograph for Integrative Clinicians

From Health Facts
Jump to: navigation, search
Chiropractic Vasquez.jpg
Author: Dr. Alex Vasquez
Published: March 2010
Publisher: Natural Health Consulting Corporation
Number of pages: 240 pages
To Order: [1]

Product Description:

Introduction to the Hypertension Monograph: This monograph explores and substantiates the following positions in the ensuing discussion of hypertension in particular and true health and wellness promotion in general. 1. The chiropractic profession should play a major if not dominant role in the clinical management of chronic hypertension. At present, chiropractic care of the hypertensive patient is marginalized to an alternative and complementary role. The medical profession has taken a leadership position on the management of hypertension based on a wealth of drug research and the establishment of evidence-based clinical protocols and professional standards of care. In contrast, the chiropractic profession, although it has within its scope of practice the most effective treatments for hypertension, has not until now had a cohesive evidence-based guide for the clinical management of the hypertensive patient. This monograph serves to fill that void by providing clinicians an overview of the disease, its differential diagnoses and assessment and then by providing clear evidence-based treatment options.

About the author:

Alex Vasquez began his professional training at Texas Chiropractic College and later graduated from Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon. He then attended and graduated from the Naturopathic Medicine Program at Bastyr University near Seattle, Washington. Over the next few years, Dr Vasquez maintained a private practice (first in Seattle, then in Houston, Texas), taught Orthopedics and Rheumatology at Bastyr University, and pursued his constant review of Medline for the continuous compilation of his biomedicine, nutrition, and physiology database. Dr Vasquez has published more than 70 articles and letters in magazines, newspapers, and peer-reviewed journals including Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Integrative Medicine, Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Arthritis & Rheumatism--official journal of the American College of Rheumatology