Who is chiropractic for?
YOU! If you are reading this, you have a spince, and basically, if you have a spine, chiropractic is for you!
Most people associate chiropractic care with headaches, neck pain, and back pain, but the nervous system is housed in the spine and carries vital communication between your brain and your body controlling the function of every cell, tissue, and organ. When that pathway has an interference, your cells, tissues, and organs aren’t receiving the messages from the brain, therefore they do not function properly.
If a dropped or blurry cell phone call is irritating, what about dropped communication between your brain and body? That’s some serious impairment to your health!
Utilizing chiropractic care merely for back and neck problems is shortchanging your overall health and quality of life.
Why wait until your health is impaired to take care of yourself? Why wait for silent malfunction and dis-ease to invest in your health? Why not be pro-active and enjoy vibrant health and vitality on a regular basis? That is why it is pertinent to have infants, babies, and children be the primary clientele of chiropractic care so as to give them the greatest chance for a healthy life.
Chiropractic is not about feeling less by numbing symptoms – it is about feeling more and being more alive. It is about experiencing life fully. Ultimately, it is about your quality of life!
Here is a list of some of the common conditions people seek out chiropractic for.
What is the history of chiropractic?
One day in 1878, while working in an inclined position, Harvey Lillard felt and heard the sound of a bone moving in his neck. Some days later he lost his hearing. 17 years had passed in total silence. Then on September 18, 1895 Harvey had shared his story with Daniel David Palmer, a practicing magnetic healer in Davenport, Iowa, USA where he worked in the same building as Harvey Lillard.
DD Palmer examined his spinal column and looked at the area in which Harvey had felt a bone move and heard a snapping noise. DD started to reason that maybe the bone in Harveys neck had moved out of place causing a misalignment of the spinal column and subsequently caused the hearing loss. Palmer convinced Harvey to let him put the bone back in place.
Palmer applied a force and had heard a noise as the bone moved back into place. Within a few days, Harvey Lillards' hearing was restored and Chiropractic was born.
Chiropractic is a relatively new profession. Yet it is based on principles that are 1000s of years old and within a very short time Chiropractic has become the world's largest natural healthcare profession.
The ancient Egyptians and Greeks knew that within the human body there was an internal force constantly striving towards life and this inner intelligence has a power to heal and cure the body. They knew that the spinal structure played a key role in health, human potential and the healing of the sick. In Fact Hippocrates, the founder of modern medicine, said look to the spine first for the cause of sickness and disease.
During the great Renaissance, men and women of wisdom spoke of a vital force that organized and controlled all human function. They spoke of how this force had the ability to heal us and keep us at our maximum human potential. Doctors of Chiropractic call this internal force 'innate intelligence.'
Yet despite all of this knowlegde it wasn't until September 18, 1895 that DD Palmer put all of this ancient wisdom into practice by discovering a scientific system of adjusting the spinal column to allow this vital force full expression within the organism.
DD Palmer became very aware of the power of the bodies innate intelligence to strive for life. To maintain the body in harmony and equilibrium, he started to understand how the innate utilized the human nerve system to control, coordinate and regulate all human function. He grew to know that the spinal column is what protects the main channel of the nerve system, the medulla.
Scientifcally DD started to understand that due to chemical, emotional or physical stress the spine could mis-align, causing what he referred to as vertebral subluxations. He reasoned that these vertebral subluxations could go undetected by symptoms yet could cause major dis-harmony and dis-equilibrium to the human body on all levels.
DD Palmer soon realized that he had perhaps made one of the greatest discoveries regarding health, human potential and the healing of sickness and disease. The Discovery that vertebral subluxations are a common occurence throughout our lifetime and that specific spinal adjustments can keep the bodies nerve system free of interference. This in turn enables the brain to control, coordinate and regulate all human function at its maximum capability. This also allows for maximum expression of life and healing to take place.
His son BJ Palmer very soon thereafter took Chiropractic and started to delve deep into the philosophy, science and art behind it. He started to teach and create an organized, recognized profession. Chiropractic is now the world;s largest natural healthcare profession on the planet.
Chiropractic is a profession based on the premise that your body is self healing, self regulating and self controlling. It is an organized, intelligent system. The human nerve system is the main system of communication and the intelligence within utlizes the human nerve system to maintain all human function.
The spinal column is the main protector of the medulla, which is the lifeline of all nerve energy flowing from the brain to the body. Any mis-alignement of vertebrae (vertebral subluxations) will cause an interference to the brain body communication system. This causes dis-harmony, dis-equilbrium and lack of ease and energy on a cellular level.
These vertebral sublxations have a detrimental effect on health, life and human potential. Doctors of Chiropractic are the only trained professionals in the world that focus 100% on locating, analyzing and adjusting vertebral subluxations so your body can express its maximum potential on all levels.
There are over 80,000 Doctors of Chiropractic worldwide and many countries have schools and laws in place at this time. Millions utlize Chiropractic on a regular basis as part of their life enhancement prorgrams.
In Mexico City, they teach a 4-year chiropractic program at the Universidad Estatal del Valle de Ecatepec. In the United States, it is an intensive 3.5 year program after the completion of a 4-year program at a regular university.