The field of chiropractic medicine has had a tumultuous history. It was originally founded in the 1890’s by a man named Daniel D. Palmer. Palmer believed that much of the pain and suffering that humans attempt to cope with could successfully be relieved by adjusting the spine. In 1895, Palmer met a janitor with impaired hearing and reportedly healed the man’s hearing problem by adjusting his spine.
In 1897, Palmer opened the “Palmer School of Chiropractic” in Davenport, Iowa where he began teaching others how to manipulate someone’s spine to relieve pain. Palmer’s beliefs about the underlying causes of many “dis-eases” being associated with the spine were slow to catch on. People simply could not believe that adjusting the spine could alleviate things like leg pain or headaches.
The Palmer School of Chiropractic did well in spite of these obstacles and eventually Palmer’s son, B.J. Palmer bought the school from his father and continued his work. B.J. Palmer expanded the school and broadened his understanding of the human body and spinal column. Eventually, he moved west and opened new schools of chiropractic in Oklahoma, California, and Oregon.
In the basic science of chiropractic, there are two schools of thought. “Straights” believe in innate intelligence, vitalism and that vertebral subluxations are the cause of all disease. This group has fallen into the minority over the years. The other group, “Mixers,” is open to many conventional medical techniques, such as ice therapy, massage, stretching and exercise.
In spite of its rocky past, the field of chiropractic is now the third largest of all health professions, with medicine and dentistry in first and second place. During the latter part of the twentieth century, the profession grew to where today there are literally thousands of chiropractic clinics all over the world, especially in the U.S. and Canada.
These days, many people believe in the benefits of chiropractic and regularly see a chiropractic physician for vertebral subluxations. Today’s modern chiropractic clinic usually employs an in-house massage therapist and offers several treatment options involving roller and hydro-massage tables.
Dr. Bob Seiler’sUtah Holistic Chiropractic office in Salt Lake City offers comprehensive treatment plans that address many conditions, needs and problems. His office believes in giving every patient the time they need to talk about what’s bothering them. Dr. Bob often spends an entire hour with new patients so he can get to know them and learn about their medical history.
The holistic chiropractic Utah approach involves understanding the mind-body connection. Dr. Bob has 20 years of experience and is a trained chiropractor but also holds a degree in psychology and massage therapy. His life’s work has been aimed toward understanding the human condition and alleviating suffering with the use of all-natural therapies that help the body to function at its optimal level so that it is able to heal itself.
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