Video "Beginner's guide to Chiropractic"

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Heidi Haavik authorized February 2024

American Chiropractic 

Chiropractic is a healthcare approach that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, particularly the spine, and its impact on the nervous system. The central idea behind chiropractic care is that the body has the innate ability to heal itself. Through manual adjustments or manipulations of the spine, a chiropractor aims to reduce subluxations and restore proper alignment and movement to stimulate the body's natural healing process.

Holistic Approach: Chiropractors take a holistic approach, considering the entire body and how different systems interact. They know that the body's structure, particularly the spine, can influence its nerve function and overall health. Chiropractic care does not involve the use of drugs or surgery. 

Pain and Cause: Chiropractors focus not only on alleviating pain but also on identifying and addressing the underlying causes. They believe that the location of pain may not always correspond directly to the source of the problem.

Ancient Roots: The term "chiropractic" originates from the Greek words "cheir" (hand) and "praktos" (done), meaning "done by hand." While the modern practice of chiropractic emerged in the late 19th century in the United States, manual manipulation of the spine has ancient roots, with early attempts recorded in ancient Egypt and China.

History: Chiropractic was rediscovered and developed into its modern form by DD Palmer in 1895 in the USA. His son, BJ Palmer, further contributed to the development of chiropractic into a distinct healthcare discipline.