Because of its success in treating back and neck problems and as a result of recent research and changing attitudes, chiropractic has become more accepted and is now considered by many to be a part of mainstream Western medicine.
What is the origin of chiropractic medicine?
Most sources date the birth of chiropractic as September 18, 1895, when Daniel David (usually called “D. D.”) Palmer (1845-1913) shoved a single cervical vertebra of a deaf janitor of the Putnam Building in downtown Davenport, Iowa.
Are Chiropractors Chinese?
There is some evidence that the practice of chiropractic can be traced back to ancient Egypt (4000 B.C.), China (2700 B.C.) and Greece (1500 B.C.). Moreover, the famed “Father of Medicine,” Hippocrates (500 B.C.), who was renowned for ridding medicine of superstition and quackery, may have practiced chiropractic.
Who was the first female chiropractor?
Dr. Palmer’s daughter-in-law, Mabel Heath Palmer, became the first female chiropractor in 1905, with her son David later carrying the legacy forward. The Palmer School of Chiropractic was soon founded, which paved the way for new chiropractors to learn the science and hone their skills.
What is chiropractic based on?
Modern chiropractic is based on a spinal care model. But chiropractic manipulation has its roots in less scientific theories. Historically, chiropractors believed that a misaligned spinal column could cause disease. This was thought to happen via the central nervous system and something called “innate knowledge”.