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Modern day chiropractic was developed over 100 years ago in 1895 by a man named D.D. Palmer in Davenport, IA. He was a healer in the community who offered a different health care approach from traditional medicine, which at the time was undergoing a great deal of change and wasn’t always widely available.
D.D. Palmer espoused the philosophy that the body had a natural healing ability. He espoused that the body could self-
Although the specific art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic is only a little over 100 years old, the art of looking to the spine to improve overall health dates back to Ancient China and Ancient Greece. Hippocrates, often referred to as the father of modern medicine, wrote about spinal “manipulations” in his famous work Corpus Hippocrateum. He stated “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases.” Socrates, quite possibly the greatest of the Ancient Greek philosophers, was quoted as saying “If you would seek health, look first to the spine.” The art of correcting the spine as a health care approach was carried on by the so called “bonesetters” who were known to perform spinal manipulation as well as reduce joint dislocations. These bonesetters were around from the time of Hippocrates until the development of professions like chiropractic and osteopathy.