The word "chiropractic" is derived from the Greek word "chiro" meaning "hand" and "praktik" meaning "to do and perform. It is the meaning of so-called "manual therapy.

It is said to have originated in 1895 when D.D. Palmer, a Canadian who was originally a magnetic healer, corrected the spine of Harvey Lillard, a deaf building janitor, which enabled him to hear, but spinal adjustments have been practiced since Ancient Greek times.

However, although the effectiveness of osteopathy was recognized by many people, it was not recognized as legitimate medicine because the techniques could not be explained.

When D.D. Palmer, the founder, was 20 years old, he became immersed in an idea: "Why is it that one person is stronger and the other one is sicker when they grow up in the same environment and eat the same food? And again, "Why are some organs always weak and others normal?"

As a practitioner who did not use drugs, he developed his medical skills.

Palmer also began to object to the practice of administering drugs to the entire body when something was wrong with the internal organs. He began to theorize that a distortion or misalignment of the spinal column could cause nervous system problems and disease.

With this theory, D.D. Palmer began laying the foundation for chiropractic as we know it today.

It has been 129 years since the first chiropractic adjustments was performed, and chiropractic practices are now being used in more than 40 countries around the world, mainly in Western countries, helping many patients.

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