History of Chiropractic
Chiropractic was established in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer, a food merchant with an exceptional enthusiasm for metaphysics. Before his revelation of chiropractic practices, D.D. Palmer was a magnetic healer. Likewise, he was intrigued by phrenology (diagnosing ailment in view of the shape of the skull) and mysticism. Palmer was to have found the principles of chiropractic when he professedly cured a janitor of his deafness by controlling his neck. The fact that the nerve which passes on sound from the ears to the brain does not go through the neck did not appear to trouble Palmer, although it remains uncertain whether he was even mindful of this.
Palmer coined the term “chiropractic” which truly signifies “done by hand,” to allude to his new treatment. He contended that all ailments are brought about by subluxated bones, which happen to be spinal bones 95% of the time, and which disturbs the flow of intrinsic intelligence. He didn’t subject his thoughts to any type of examination, but instead went specifically to treating patients and to showing his methods to his students who went on to become the first generation chiropractors.
As a family chiropractic clinic today, Peak Performance Chiropractic Clinic is indebted to the contributions of Daniel David Palmer and his successors.