Where does chiropractic therapy fit into our Charleston holistic medicine program?
Natural health chiropractic care works to balance the nervous system through specific adjustments to various joints in the body, primarily in the spine.
The word chiropractic comes from Greek meaning “treatment by hand” and was coined by D.D. Palmer, the first chiropractor, in 1895. Many people equate chiropractic care with back pain because that is where most chiropractors focus their treatments; however, Palmer’s first adjustment actually helped restore a man’s hearing. The adjustment had nothing to do with back or neck pain. Since then, chiropractic care has been successfully utilized to treat people with a variety of disorders ranging from sprained ankles to headaches and asthma to weight loss. In fact, peer-reviewed research supports the use of chiropractic care for people of all ages, including pediatric development and adult health.