The Philosophy of Chiropractic

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Besides Science and Art, Chiropractic also has a philosophical aspect. A chiropractor does not treat diseases, a chiropractor detects blockages (subluxations) and corrects them. A chiropractor recognizes that no doctor can make you better, only the body can repair itself. The aim of chiropractic is therefore to eliminate disturbances within the nervous system, after which the innate self-healing capacity of the body does its work.

The origins of modern chiropractic can be traced back to the beginning of recorded history - Chinese and Greek scriptures tell of manipulating the spine to relieve back pain. 2700 BC. Hippocrates, a Greek physician and founder of Modern Medicine, wrote: Gather knowledge about the spine, as it is necessary for many diseases.

The current profession of Chiropractic - as a health care derivative - dates back to 1895 when D.D. Palmer discovered the specific correction of the spine. D.D. Palmer performed his first "adjustment" with Harvey Lillard, the sexton of a local church, who had become hard of hearing after an accident with his neck. With several “adjustments” on his neck, his hearing impairment and D.D. Palmer reasoned that the position of the spine affected the nerves, and resolving the nerve dysfunction could result in improving health. He also developed the Philosophy of Chiropractic, which is the foundation of modern Chiropractic. He introduced the term Chiropractic - Chiro (hand) practice, which means done by hand and founded the first school of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa USA in 1898. Palmer: “I am not the first person to replace subluxated vertebra, but I do claim to be the first person to replace displaced vertebra by using the spinous and transverse processes as levers… ..and to develop the philosophy and science of chiropractic adjustments. DD Palmer died in 1913, but his son B.J. Palmer continued his father's work and became known for developing chiropractic into a unique form of medicine. Doctors of Chiropractic are the pioneers of drug-free non-invasive spinal treatment.

Although the profession has evolved enormously since its inception, the basic teaching and understanding of how chiropractic works, namely as a drug-free method for correcting blockages in the spine to clear nerve subluxations and activate the body's self-healing ability, is still always applicable


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