Identity & Philosophy
Identity Statement: the primary care professional for spinal health and well-being.
Chiropractic: a philosophy, science, and art of all things natural; a system of adjusting the segments of the spinal column by hand only, for the correction of the cause of disease.
The Nervous System: recognized as an avenue for these self-regulating processes.
Subluxation: is the central area of interest in chiropractic; most favored term.
Adjustment: most commonly used term.
3-Legged Stool: philosophy, science, & art.
Philosophy: works through deductive reasoning, integrates knowledge through wisdom, & determines objectives.
Science: uses inductive reasoning & provides methods, processes, and mechanisms to accomplish objectives.
Art: is a skillful action; the technique of adjusting, producing recoil of forces.
Imhotep: known as the "Great Physician" that took care of the body & mind. 3000 B.C.
Samuel Hahneman: father of homeopathy.
Panacea: goddess of healing cures.
Franz Mesmer: father of magnetic healing.
Hygieia: goddess of disease prevention.
Sylvester Graham: predicted that the human body would naturally keeps itself healthy; medicine was seen as "making things worse."
Greece: the heart of medical models of practice.
A.T. Still: father of osteopathy and called "The Lightning Bonesetter."
Aesclepius: Greek physician with a staff of 2 snakes that became the symbol of healing for medical professions.
Kirksville, MO: first school of osteopathy.
Vedas: historical writings that outlined medical concepts.
Osteopathic Medicine: treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.
Hippocrates: the "father of modern medicine."
Naturopathy: therapy that relies on natural remedies to treat illness.
Galen: physician and philosopher that did experiments on the nervous system and dissected & experimented on lower animals; regarded anatomy as the foundation of medical knowledge.
Samuel Thomson: believed that cold brought on illness and restoring the body's natural heat offered the quickest remedy.
Solon Langworthy: father of therapeutic approach to chiropractic; founded American School of Chiropractic and Nature Cure (Palmer's Rival).
Oakley Smith: one of the first licensed chiropractors & founder of Chicago College of Naprapathy.
Minora Paxson: known as the first woman chiropractor.
Thomas Story: experimented with the first adjusting instrument known as a wooden chisel and mallet.
William Seeley: the 1st Palmer Graduate.
D.D. Palmer: the discoverer.
B.J. Palmer: the developer.
David Palmer: the educator.
Health Care Professions
Healing Professions: Western(Traditional), Eastern(non-traditional), CAMS(complimentary and alternative medical studies).
Limited Profession: restrict practices to part of the human body.
Unlimited Professions: practitioner without restrictions in responsibility/authority with scope of practice in caring for their patients.
Quasi Professions: use methods that cannot be validated. "Faith Healers"
Marginal Professions: claim to use all therapies except drugs and surgery.
1895: the year the first adjustment was performed on Harvey Lillard.
1897: D.D. Palmer opened Palmer School of Chiropractic (PSC).
1905: B.J. Palmer assumed leadership and development of the profession.
1910: D.D. Palmer published "The Chiropractor's Adjuster." B.J Palmer introduced x-ray into the curriculum of PSC.
1913: Kansas became the first state to license chiropractors.