Real Life Chiropractic

What does Chiropractic Mean and where does it come from?

Chiro means “hand” and the rest of the word means to practice using the hands. Chiropractic first came about in the 1890’s from a man named D. D. Palmer who claimed to have received it from “the other world.”1

The belief behind Chiropractic is that if there is any imbalance in the body, then the nervous system is being hindered in its communication somewhere else in the body through the musculoskeletal system. Chiropractic uses the hands of the practitioner to move those stuck parts and allow proper flow of neurological activity; thereby allowing the area affected to heal.


[1] D.D. Palmer’s Religion of Chiropractic – Letter from D.D. Palmer to P.W. Johnson, D.C., May 4, 1911. In the letter, he often refers to himself with royal third person terminology and also as “Old Dad”.

Yours in Health,

Dr. Josef Patterson

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