Daniel David Palmer, better known as D.D., is the founding father of
chiropractic and theorized the body had an ample supply of natural healing power
transmitted through the nervous system. If a single organ was "sick"
it must not be receiving its normal nerve supply. This led to the premise of spinal
subluxation, and from there to a procedure for manipulating or adjusting the
spine. D.D. performed his first adjustments in 1895, relieving one man of
deafness and another of heart trouble.
were made to train others in the application of the chiropractic principle. The
Palmer School and Cure was founded in 1897 and was later incorporated under the
laws of Iowa. The school later became the Palmer School of Chiropractic. Since
the time of D.D.’s revelations about the intimate relationships of the human
body and chiropractic, much research has been done to prove the efficacy and
validity of this healthcare system.
The human body is a complex structure, with many
complicated systems, especially the nervous, muscular and skeletal systems.
These three systems, commonly called the neuromusculoskeletal system, have an
intimate working relationship. It is our job as chiropractors to make sure that
these three systems are properly communicating with each other so your body is
functioning at its highest possible level. This is achieved through the power of
the adjustment. The truth of the matter is—the force that made the body is
capable of healing the body—and all that is needed is a little
"push" to get the ball rolling. We provide that "push."
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but interest his
patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and
prevention of disease."