AMERICAN CHIROPRACTIC CARE STARTED IN IOWA
The very first known Chiropractic Adjustment was performed in Davenport, Iowa in 1895 by Daniel David Palmer. Mr. Palmer was a merchant who was known for his love for natural healing. Mr. Palmer was working in his office while his janitor Harvey Lillard was cleaning. Mr. Palmer noticed when Lillard leaned over his vertebrae appeared to be out of place. Palmer asked Lillard if he had hurt himself and Lillard responded, yes and explained he had felt a pop 17 years earlier and lost part of his hearing.
After, hearing this Mr. Palmer performed an adjustment on Lillard which resulted in the restoration of some of Lillard's hearing! How amazing is that? This epic healing experience led Palmer to open a school to teach his methods.
Now, many years later millions of Americans have been receiving Chiropractic Care and continue to benefit from this powerful drug free and surgery free approach.
WHERE DOES THE NAME CHIROPRACTIC COME FROM?
The word 'Chiropractic' comes from two Greek words cheir (meaning 'hand') and praktos (meaning 'done'), meaning, Done by Hand.
CHIROPRACTORS WERE FIRST LICENSED IN 1913
Before 1913, many doctors were already getting a chiropractic education and training. The first state law licensing Chiropractors was passed in Kansas in 1913. By 1931, 39 states had given Chiropractors legal recognition. Now, Chiropractic Care is recognized in all 50 states and around the word! Cool right?
CHIROPRACTIC CARE IS THE FASTEST GROWING HEALTH PROFESSION
Right now, there are around 95,000 actively practicing Chiropractic Doctors in the world. Whoa, that’s a lot! With over 10,000 students enrolled at chiropractic schools in the United States alone, that number is growing rapidly. In fact, according to the International Chiropractic Association, Chiropractic Care is the second largest health care profession!
It is expected that it will continue to grow due to its effectiveness at treating chronic pain and many other health conditions safely and natural without the use of drugs or surgery.
TOP 4 BENEFITS OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT
1. RELIVES YOUR STRESS
When your nerve system is not in proper alignment, chances are your entire body will feel like it’s not functioning optimally. This may cause a great deal of mental and physical stress on your body. Once you have an adjustment if its necessary, your body will start to heal itself, feel less tense, and this message of relaxation will go straight to the brain. Once you are adjusted you will find yourself much more equipped to handle stress.
2. IMPROVES YOUR POSTURE
Over time, regular Chiropractic Adjustments can help align tilting and curves in your spine and help you improve your posture. This can be beneficial, especially when it comes to the curve in your neck. Many people develop neck issues younger than ever, due to their constant position sitting in front of a computer screen or hunched over a phone also known as “text neck.” With regularly Chiropractic Care you can improve posture, stand taller, and stronger.
3. IMPROVES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
When you get adjusted, Dr. Gucciardo is removing subluxations that are preventing your nerve system from working optimally . Your nerve system oversees sending and receiving information, to and from your immune system. Keeping your nerve system working properly keeps your immune system working properly which allows your body to function efficiently and recovering from illnesses faster.
4. IMPROVES YOUR SLEEP
So many Americans today suffer from sleep related issues. However, most of these sleep problems are related to stress and body aches. Taking care of these issues with regular Chiropractic Care can help improve sleep quality and better rest every night.
Get ready for a "tune - up" to keep you feeling great, give our office a call today at 718.845.2323 and let’s schedule you in for a Complementary Upper Cervical Chiropractic Appointment.
We look forward to hearing from you!