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Chiropractic Founders Day
WedSep 18

Chiropractic Founders Day – September 18, 2024

This September 18, celebrate Chiropractic Founders Day — a day that evolved healthcare and provided a different perspective into the art of healing. 120 years ago, this day marked the beginning of a discipline that changed the lives of millions of people who have now healed and are leading better lives with the help of chiropractors. Yes, surgeries and medicines can’t cure everything. Sometimes, the human body requires a unique cure. And though chiropractic care might take some time to provide relief to those affected, it has proved to improve their overall quality of life. So this Chiropractic Founders Day, focus on your health by researching more about the day. Who knows, you might need a chiropractor one day.

History of Chiropractic Founders Day

Chiropractors are those individuals who practice chiropractic care. They are known to give an accurate diagnosis simply by discussing the problem with the affected individual or by looking at X-rays. Chiropractors can also reveal how a shift in the spine negatively affects other areas of health in an individual. Once the area in the spine that is creating problems is spotted, chiropractors physically manipulate the spine to click it back into the right place. This is done by using therapy such as icing and heat, or controlled press in certain areas of the spine. Often, exercises are recommended to individuals in order to adjust the spine back to its correct position. Some of the common problems that people contact chiropractors for include back and neck issues that are caused by accidents, poor posture, or the amount of time we sit in uncomfortable seats. For many, the problem worsens with age.

Chiropractic care has existed much before most modern doctors even acknowledged it. According to historic evidence, the practice of chiropractic care can be traced back to ancient Egypt and China, as well as ancient Greece in 1500 B.C. In fact, the Greek physician Hippocrates was known to have practiced chiropractic. He once wrote, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is requisite for many diseases.” However, the first chiropractic students did not start studying this form of healing until 1897. The first licensed chiropractor in the U.S., Dr. Minora Paxton, emerged in 1904.

Chiropractic Founders Day timeline

1st Century B.C.
Going Ancient

Buddhist temples show depictions of lumbar spine manipulation.

16th Century
Set them Straight

Bonesetters emerge in Europe.

The First

Daniel David Palmer adjusts the spine of a deaf janitor and births the chiropractic profession.

The Accomplished Woman

Mabel Heath Palmer becomes the first female chiropractor.

Chiropractic Founders Day FAQs

Who founded chiropractic massage?

Chiropractic massage was founded by D.D. Palmer in the 1800s.

What day was chiropractic founded?

Chiropractic was founded on September 18, 1895. This is why Chiropractic Founders Day is celebrated on this particular date.

Who authored the first chiropractic anatomy textbook?

This first chiropractic textbook was authored by Mabel Heath Palmer in 1905.

How to Celebrate Chiropractic Founders Day

  1. Book an appointment

    To celebrate the day, visit a chiropractic physician and get yourself checked. This can just be a consultation visit so you can find out more about your body.

  2. Read a book on chiropractic care

    Curious about the profession? Celebrate the day by reading more about it and understand why it's an art form that requires careful analysis of the spine.

  3. Share on social media

    Share more about the day on social media to spread awareness regarding chiropractic care and the benefits it brings to one's life.

5 Fun Facts You Need To Know About Chiropractic Care

  1. Numbers by the American Chiropractic Association

    Around 77,000 chiropractors treat more than 35 million Americans every year.

  2. How it changes lives

    Chiropractic care is proven to support overall wellness.

  3. Relief from other illnesses

    Chiropractic adjustments can also help with asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, fertility issues, and menstrual disorders.

  4. World-Health-Organization Approved

    The World Health Organization has declared chiropractic care to be safe when employed skillfully and appropriately.

  5. A regulated healthcare profession

    Chiropractic has been regulated in the U.S. for more than 100 years.

Why Chiropractic Founders Day is Important

  1. It celebrates chiropractic medicine

    The day is essential since it celebrates chiropractic medicine and the accomplishments that were made in the field.

  2. It gives a historic overview

    The day gives a historic overview and timeline of who the founders are and when this sort of medicine that heals the body was created.

  3. It’s informative

    Chiropractic Founders Day also talks about the benefits of chiropractic care and how it can help with problems that we aren’t even aware of.

Chiropractic Founders Day dates

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