Before Chiropractic Therapy was the traditional practice of “bone setting,” untraceable in origin. Bonesetters offered treatment for the injured; joints could be relocated, broken bones set, and the patient’s muscles and sinews were realigned through pulling or pushing forcefully on certain parts of the body. Please visit here for a deeper look into the origins of bone setting. The Chiropractor of today offers a similar yet more refined set of skills, while leaving the more violently injured to the paramedics. But those that visit a chiropractor’s office are often still in a lot of pain, from problems also relating to mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal frame. A Chiropractor will then look for ways to manipulate the tensions in the patient’s spine by employing muscle massage or even applying compression to the spinal columns.
That is not all a chiropractor does. They may also work on relieving tension in the major joints that are linked systematically to a patient’s central axis, like the hip sockets, shoulders and scapulae. The chiropractor may also offer advice to a patient about exercise and lifestyle, perhaps recommending some practices that promote good posture or prevent their pain from returning. The way Chiropractic therapy was created was by merging the philosophical with the practical, and so patients might also be encouraged to take home some of the holistic lessons that practitioners have to offer. Holism in medicine draws from the notion that one’s health is both a direct and indirect product of their environment.
Chiropractic medicine started in 1890 with Daniel David Palmer (pictured below), a man from Ontario who founded the first chiropractic school in 1897. Later on he also moved to the United States to set up education programs on the west coast. Palmer was known for rejecting modern medicine and claiming that chiropractic was intuited to him spiritually by a formless being named Dr. Jim Atkins. But that did not stop him from establishing what is perhaps Alternative Medicine’s most well-known, accepted practice. Palmer believed that the nervous system of the body already contains a harmonious flow of healing energy and that a disease was merely a symptom of some musculoskeletal misalignment that caused a break in that flow.
A Few Cool Facts
To date, around 7.5% of adults in the U.S.A. regularly visit a chiropractor, and there are well over 50,000 licensed chiropractors taking care of these people. To become recognized for this trade, students must complete the regular four-year premedical undergrad degree and then go on to earn a Doctorate of Chiropractic Degree through an accredited four-year program. Then to be fully licensed, they must pass the four-part National Board of Chiropractic Examiner’s exam. Dr. Marc Bonaci of Scottsdale Chiropractor is one individual with all the above credentials, whose advisory lineage actually traces back to Mr. Palmer himself. Bonacci graduated in 1997 from Life Chiropractic West, a school founded in 1976 by Sid E. Williams who himself graduated in 1956 from Palmer College of the Chiropractic. Palmer College, of course, is the first chiropractic school established in 1897.
When Should I See One?
It is common to see a chiropractor when a normally healthy person is experiencing unexplained pain or muscle tension. It is also common for athletes to seek treatment here for sports injuries. Even symptoms like sciatic nerve pain, digestive malaise, and even migraines can be a good reason to see a chiropractor. However, there are some things that you do not want to see a chiropractor for: as alluded to at the beginning of the article, you don’t want to come to them with a fractured bone, dislocated joint or even a slipped disk. Especially if you are of older age and your joint pain is subsequent to bigger issues such as arthritis or osteoporosis then you should not be seeking chiropractic treatment.
The Bonacci Method
Since Chiropractic theory is somewhat nebulous while the actual practice thereof is very hands on and oriented case-by-case, one might intuit that the bulk of each practitioner’s education is gleaned from practicing, while their personal understanding remains very personal. This seems to be the case for current methods and models of chiropractic application. One example is the Bonacci Method™ was created by taking what Dr. Bonacci learned during his formal education and expanding on it; amounting to “thinking outside of the box.” The resulting procedure relies on moving a patient’s muscles and soft tissues to relieve pain, and then using strokes, compressions, etc. to specially rearrange the orientation of nerves, muscles, bones, sinews and other connective tissues. Visit the page https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/regenalign-ergonomics-why-works-marc-bonacci-d-c-pmmtp/ for a continued description of the method. All this might sound like a familiar description of what a chiropractor is supposed to do, although only Dr. Bonacci, his patients, and perhaps some of his pupils, know the details of his coined procedure.
A Transcendental Look at Health
The Bonacci Method™ also arose from its creator’s frustration with having some patients leave his office without coming to the sense of ease they were looking for. This highlights the trial-and-error nature of this alternative practice. But it also highlights how chiropractic methods are always evolving alongside the practitioner’s holistic understanding of the human body. For most of modern medicine, what gets practiced is rooted in cold hard facts, won over by empirical evidence. But for the alternative medicine described in this article, as well as for traditional Chinese medicine, what is practiced lies suspended in the vast mystery of the human body. Understanding the body in terms of energetic pathways and in terms familiar to one’s conscious experience is therefore a reminder of how our health is not just a series of checkmarks on a clipboard. Health itself, with its diverse array of workable approaches still has its secrets, its trapdoors, and its mysteries; much like our consciousness itself.
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