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Chiropractic Solutions News – February 2020
The year has already gotten off to a rapid start with the end of school holidays and a return to our normal daily routine. The weather is great and it gives us an opportunity to regain focus on our health goals for the year. Have you set any goals for your fitness, diet or even emotional well-being? As usual, we have some great articles of interest and clinic news. Please read on, and have a great month!
- Dr. Justin will be away on annual leave from Monday 24th February and returning to work on Monday 2nd March 2020
- Dr. Neil will be away on annual leave from Monday 13th April until Monday 11th May 2020
Who is D.D. Palmer?
The word ‘chiropractic’ comes from the Greek words cheir (meaning ‘hand’) and praktos (meaning ‘done’), i.e. Done by Hand. The name was chosen by the founder of chiropractic, Daniel David Palmer.
A prolific reader of all things scientific, DD Palmer realized that although various forms of manipulation had been used for hundreds if not thousands of years, no one had developed a philosophical or scientific rationale to explain their effects. Palmer’s major contribution to the health field was therefore the codification of the philosophy, art and science of chiropractic which was based on his extensive study of anatomy and physiology.
DD Palmer concluded that the human bodies function – muscles, sensations and organ function – was controlled by the brain, spinal cord and the spinal nerves. He suggested that if any organ was affected by an illness, it potentially must not be receiving its normal “nerve supply” which he dubbed a “spinal misalignment”, or subluxation. He saw chiropractic as a form of realigning to reestablish the nerve supply.
Palmer performed the initial chiropractic adjustment in September 1895. Palmer examined a janitor who had become deaf 17 years prior after he felt something “give” in his back. Palmer examined the area and gave a crude “adjustment” to what was felt to be a misplaced vertebra in the upper back. The janitor then observed that his hearing improved.
Above: Palmer College of Chiropractic – Photogtaphd by Dr Neil on his visit to the campus in 2018
From that first adjustment, DD Palmer continued to develop chiropractic and in 1897 established the Palmer School of Cure, now known as the Palmer College of Chiropractic, in Davenport, Iowa, where it remains today. Following the first adjustment, many people became interested in Palmer’s new science and healing art of Chiropractic.
Thai red curry salmon parcels
A great summer time recipe filled with OMEGA-3!
Optional Swaps and Extras
- Use parchment paper instead.
- Enjoy on its own or with brown rice, quinoa or cauliﬂower rice.
- Add extra curry paste, red pepper ﬂakes or hot sauce.
- Add chopped basil or coriander/cilantro as a garnish. Use cod or haddock ﬁllets instead.
- Use tofu instead of ﬁsh.
- Refrigerate in an airtight container for 2 days
Some great articles this month to keep you updated on how to enhance your health and well-being. To keep up to date on the latest health news subscribe to our Facebook page. (click on the link at the bottom of the newsletter)
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