Chiropractic practice is over a hundred years old, and might even be older than that, with some documents that talk about a similar practice during the times of Hippocrates. Often time’s medical treatments like these tend to be shown in a negative light. Ancient, natural, and herbal medicines are often discredited solely because they are separate from mainstream medicine. A lack of understanding in the practice and background of these medical practitioners is often the reason for this prejudice, if people only know the training given to chiropractors, and understand the amount of study put into the development of their treatments one could not deny the benefits of chiropractic treatments.
Before a Chiropractor could be called one, he must first study a lot about the human body, not as much as a student surgeon would but close to it. The whole practice is reliant on the idea of the human physiology, particularly the nervous system and the skeletal system, without knowledge of which the practitioner will not be able to administer treatment. My pal in Las Vegas who is a certified chiropractor told me that after learning about the human body and treatment methods, chiropractors are required to have a number of patients treated in order to graduate. In addition to the art of chiropractic treatment, many programs include PhD level Nutrition training in their chiropractic course.
The practice started in the late 19th century; a D.D. Palmer discovered that some conditions are related to nerve irritation caused by an alignment problem in the body, most often in the spinal area. He first discovered this when he cured his heart problem after discovering a misaligned vertebra pushing on a nerved, he realigned the vertebra and somehow miraculously was rid of the heart problem. Later on a similar case came in, the patient was deaf in one ear, one of her vertebra was also misaligned and after realigning it the patients hearing came back. He studied this further and came to the conclusion that the nervous system and the body’s alignment are keys to curing a number of conditions. This later on developed into the technique known now as chiropractic.
Chiropractors have treated many with their techniques which focuses on the body’s natural healing ability, allowing the patients to avoid surgical treatments and drugs. The treatment has been reported to treat and improve conditions like back pains, scoliosis, neck pain, joint pain, and ear infections. While also improving one’s organ function, blood pressure, posture, and pregnancy.
It is easy to dismiss things merely because it is not part of what is mainstreamed, but these natural remedies used by ancients tend to be more in tuned of what the body needs. While it is important to visit a physician and be medicated with specific drugs for conditions that needs it, it is also important not to disregard the natural ability of the body to heal itself and the treatments to optimize it. When the perfect balance of conventional checkups and natural medicine is done, you can live a healthy long life. Keep an open mind and try out things, as it might work for you.