What is Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a primary health-care profession that uses a method of adjusting the bones and joints of the body to improve the alignment of the skeleton. In doing so the nervous system is able to function more efficiently, relieves pain and discomfort and helps increase mobility. In 1895 Daniel D. Palmer founded what was to develop into the Chiropractic movement that is spreading throughout the world today. His premise was that no cell or organ can function correctly without its full supply of nerve impulses. The slightest displacement of joints can interfere with this supply and result in many kinds of ‘dis ease’ – literally lack of ease Daniel D. Palmer He introduced the term ‘chiropractic’ to mean adjustments of the bones made by the hands alone, from the Greek words ‘kheir’ meaning ‘hand’ and ‘praktikos’ meaning ‘done by’. Palmer founded the first school of chiropractic, Palmer College and was succeeded by his son B. J. Palmer.

Why is the nervous system so important?

We believe that the body is a self-healing, self-regulating organism. The nervous system (brain and spinal cord) is essentially the body’s communication system. It transmits information between the brain and every part of the body giving function to all the nerves, tissue, organs, muscles and joints. If these transmissions or signals are miscommunicated in any way the body becomes unable to self- heal and regulate. This can lead to symptoms of dysfunction and deterioration. Chiropractic aims to realign the skeleton so that the nervous system can function at its best, thus reducing symptoms and promoting good health.