For millennia, humans have been operating with movements along the spine as well as on the joints of the arms and legs.
Discovery of chiropractic
For millennia, humans have been operating with movements along the spine as well as on the joints of the arms and legs in order to enhance mobility, to alleviate pain and to increase the quality of life in general.
In 1895 a magnet healer named Daniel David Palmer took notice of his deaf custodian Harvey Lillard. Harvey had lost his hearing when he had bent over uncomfortably. Realizing that one of his vertebras had relocated, D.D. Palmer palpated his back. He noticed the vertebra that was not in the right position and adjusted it. Immediately after the alignment, Harvey was exempted from his deafness.
The story of Harvey Lillard and D.D. Palmer almost sounds too good to be true. From our own experience, we can tell that every now and then there are patients finding us who have had long lasting and severe symptoms. When chiropractic treatments show fast improvements, it can also seem like a miracle sometimes.
The spine – a very special structure
Not surprisingly, chiropractic treatments always focus on the spine due to its essential function. In fact, not just symbolically, the spine stands as the supporting structure of our body. It keeps our body posture straight, allowing the controlling impulses of the brain to circulate in our whole body.
Even though there was only little known about the functionalities of the human brain during the beginnings of chiropractic, the pioneers had intuitively realized that, in order to achieve a full body beneficial result, the source of healing has to be the spine and the nervous system.
Nowadays the chiropractic still defines our body as the interplay of an ensemble, with the spine as a central structure.
Impressive effects and results made chiropractic very popular. It ended up being the third most attractive health related profession worldwide.
Today chiropractic is the third biggest therapeutic profession worldwide, after human and dental medicine. There are more than 30 colleges teaching chiropractic, and around 100,000 therapists practicing chiropractic, who are always educating themselves further.
Chiropractic can nowadays be seen as the best explored and most successful alternative form of medicine in the western world.
Meanwhile, in many countries, this therapeutic method is established to a great extent. A wide range of followers has been created worldwide including adults, children, the elderly, pregnant women, professional athletes and many more.
Hardly any big sporting event even takes place these days without chiropractic care being provided.
Chiropractors across the globe are constantly providing each other with new scientific discoveries about our musculoskeletal system, and therefore expanding our understanding and making treatments even more efficient.
Chiropractic treatments always focus on the spine due to its essential function.