Although the history and origin of chiropractic (or chiropractic) are not known with complete accuracy, accounts of similar practices to the use of chiropractic date back many years ago.
The origin of chiropractic is not sure, but according to Chinese and Greek manuscripts dating from the years 2,700 and 1,500 BC, similar forms and manipulation techniques used by chiropractors today are mentioned.
Hippocrates, known as the father of medicine, published detailed texts that are already warning of ailments of the spine and offering recommendations for people to acquire more knowledge of this region of the body, as it was a source of many problems. Hippocrates lived between 460 and 377 BC
Chiropractic in modern times
Palmer School of Chiropractic
In modern times, chiropractic gained notoriety when Daniel David Palmer founded in 1895 his organization in Davenport, Iowa, USA And two years later, in 1897, he launched the Palmer School of Chiropractic (Palmer School of Chiropractic, now known as Palmer Chiropractic College), the first school of chiropractic in the world.
In 1948, chiropractic and was recognized as “philosophy, science, and art of natural events; system settings segments of the spine using only hands to correct the causes of diseases. ”
Chiropractic practice originated when Dr. Daniel David Palmer found the poor positioning of a vertebra of a patient who had indicated problems of deafness.
When Palmer adjusted the vertebra, the patient improved hearing in a few minutes. From this experience, the idea of manipulating the spine with minor changes by hand and it was there so when the history and practice of chiropractic as we know it today began.
Chiropractic is one of the most famous forms of manual therapy. Today it is practiced worldwide and regulated by law in more than 40 national jurisdictions. It has no scientific basis and is indicated as a useful technique by WHO (World Health Organization).
Chiropractic is used to address various ailments and their prevention. As healthcare service, chiropractic represents a form of conservative management of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which dispenses drugs and surgery. Although, as professionals in primary health care, chiropractors recognize the importance of referral to other health professionals if this results in a greater benefit for the patient.