The History of Chiropractic:
Shortly after the births of Modern Medicine (1947-1865) and Osteopathy (1874), Chiropractic started in 1895 when a deaf janitor by name of Harvey Lillard had his hearing restored with a chiropractic adjustment to the second cervical vertebra delivered by DD Palmer.
Over the years to follow Dr. Palmer saw thousands of patients. The principle of chiropractic had been clearly founded before Dr. Palmer started the Palmer School of Chiropractic. The idea that the body’s own innate intelligence is responsible for one’s health. You cut your finger and with time your body heals it. You contract a virus and with time your body fights it off.
It is always “on the job” – whether you are awake or asleep. There are trillions of cells in your body. Each cell and all body functions are under the direct or indirect control of this inner wisdom. However, in order for everything to work like it is supposed to, this inner intelligence needs a way to receive and send messages between your brain and body.
Over time DD’s son BJ Palmer developed chiropractic even further. In the 1920’s he oversaw the largest research project in the profession’s history. Seeing over 5,000 people with various dis-eases, BJ Palmer saw that by correcting interference in the nervous system, almost all of his patients returned to health.
by B.J. Palmer
We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the prisoned
impulses, a tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to the cells and stirs them to life. We deal with the magic power that transforms common food into living, loving, thinB.J. Palmerking clay; that robes the earth with beauty, and hues and scents the flowers with the glory of the air.
In the dim, dark distant long ago, when the sun first bowed to the morning star, this power spoke and there was life, it quickened the slime of the sea and the dust of the earth and drove the cell to union with its fellows in countless living forms. Through eons of time it finned the fish and winged the bird and fanged the beast. Endlessly it worked, evolving its forms until it produced the crowning glory of them all. With tireless energy it blows the bubble of each individual life and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form and absorbs the spirit into itself again.
And yet you ask “Can chiropractic cure appendicitis or the flu?” Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine than in the power that animates the living world?
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