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Contents A Trip to the Past adapted by dirsy y. alvarado




Top 10 Benefits of Chiropractic Care modified by rodrigo cruz


How to Get the Perfect Posture for a Happy Life adapted by mayra mendoza


Adjusting to a New Life modified by karla armenta


Something to Remember adapted by lourdes merchan


Credits General Direction alice rendón noé velázquez salguero Contributors diana gallegos gustavo gutierrez roberto ramírez joel m. pérez

germán hernández aldo castro jair villegas vladimir morales

A trip to the past The history of Chiropractic adapted by dirsy y. alvarado In 1500 B.C., the Greeks were recording their successes in lower back treatments. Hippocrates the ‘Father of Medicine’ also documented the key role of the spine and nervous system. He wrote - “ Get knowledge of the spine, this is the requisite for many diseases.’ Hippocrates’ writings included manuscripts such as ‘ Manipulation and Importance of Good Health ‘ and another called ‘ Setting Joints By Leverage ‘. These works were written around 500 B.C. Most cultures practicing some form of medicine had ancient writings dealing with the spine and its effects on the body. The evidence suggests that

spinal care pre-dates medical-care and has been one of the favoured healing systems during most of mankind’s civilised existence. The modern history of chiropractic began on September 18, 1895, in the small office of Daniel David Palmer, a teacher, magnetic healer, and founder of modern chiropractic. He was a selfeducated man (as many were around the turn of the century) with a thirst for knowledge. This led him to the study of magnetic healing, he practised therapy hands with many medical practitioners of the era. D.D. Palmer opened his first medical practice in Burlington, Iowa in 1887. Later he moved his office,

which included a 14 room infirmary, to Davenport, Iowa. It was on that warm September day that his ‘discovery’ took place. At the time Dr. Palmer was trying to understand the cause and effect of disease. In his building there was a janitor, Mr. Harvey Lillard. D.D. Palmer learned that 17 years earlier Mr. Lillard was bent over working and had felt something in his back. He had suffered near complete hearing loss ever since. After much persuasion Mr Lillard allowed D.D. to examine his spine to see if anything could be done. D.D. discovered a “lump” on Mr. Lillard’s back and suspected that a vertebra might be out of “alignment” and “pinching” a nerve going to Mr. Lillard’s ears. With an admittedly unrefined chiropractic technique, D.D. adjusted the vertebra with a small thrust. Mr. Lillard was excited to hear noises from the street below. After several such treatments, Mr. Lillard’s hearing was completely restored? Chiropractic was born!

and the result expected was obtained. There was nothing crude about this adjustment; it was specific.” This dramatic beginning caused much excitement. At first D.D. thought that he had discovered a cure for deafness. Numerous people flocked to get this miracle’ cure, and of course while very few would have their hearing restored many other conditions were noted to improve or heal entirely. People reported being cured of heart troubles, stomach complaints, skin conditions, headaches, sciatica.

To quote D.D. Palmer’s recollection of that day: “An examination (of Harvey Lillard) showed a vertebra racked from its normal position. I reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the man’s hearing should be restored. With this object in view, a half-hour talk persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow me to replace it. I racked it into position by using the spinous process as a lever, and soon the man could hear as before. There was nothing accidental about this, as it was accomplished with an object in view,

D.D. Palmer was getting well known, far and wide, as the discoverer of a powerful new drugless way of curing people. One of D.D.’s earliest patients, a minister and Greek language scholar, is credited with creating the name “Chiropractic” for this new art and science of manipulation. He took the Greek words for “ hand “ (cheiros) and “ done by “ (pracktos) and put them together to create Chiropractic , meaning “done by hand”.

As these “miracle” stories became commonplace, the controversy surrounding chiropractic began. Established medicine at the time was, and still is, focused on blood and body chemistry, with drugs and surgery as means to alleviate disease. This new method of healing was seen as a major threat. In the early days, D.D. Palmer and many other chiropractors were convicted of practicing medicine without a license. D.D. spent 23 days in jail and had to pay $350 in fines (a great deal of money at that time). Many of the patients of jailed pioneer chiropractors would pay the bail so they could continue to receive chiropractic care. A year later, one of D.D.’s students, Shegataro Morikubo, was arrested for practicing medicine and surgery without a license in Wisconsin. In a landmark decision the judge and jury agreed that Morikubo was not practicing medicine but instead another form of healing called, chiropractic. Despite the initial opposition from the medical fraternity, chiropractic healing grew in popularity over the next fifty years, some say due to the relentlessness of D.D. Palmer’s son, B.J. Palmer. B.J. helped his father to build Palmer College in Davenport, Iowa, into one of the largest chiropractic colleges in the United States. The college grew from 24 students in 1906 to 3,100 in 1923. B.J. Palmer died in 1961, after ensuring the

success of chiropractic and dominance in the non-medicated healthcare field. Palmer believed in the pre-scientific vitalistic notion that health stems from the flow of a spiritual life force. Although vitalism was rapidly declining within scientific thought by the end of the 19th century, it was the centerpiece of early philosophies of health in most cultures. Palmer borrowed this ancient belief and renamed it “innate intelligence” which it claimed flowed from the brain to the rest of the body through the spinal cord and peripheral nerves. All disease, he argued, results from disruption in the flow of innate intelligence. Disruption in flow is caused by spinal subluxations, which are small misalignments in the spine that compress the spinal nerves.

Top 10 Benefits of Chiropractic Care modified by rodrigo cruz Chiropractors may use manual adjustment, but they never use pharmaceutical drugs or invasive surgery. Chiropractic care is a natural method of healing that stimulates the body’s communication system to work more effectively to initiate, control and coordinate the various functions of the cells, organs and systems of the body, benefiting your overall health.

Reduce chronic pain and discomfort

Increases energy and vitality

Reduce premature aging

Improves lung capacity

Improved physical performance

Improved defenses and helps you recover faster

Promotes a better pregnancy and birth

Everyone can benefit from chiropractic: babies, children, growing adolescents, pregnant women, the elderly, people with bone problems, high level athletes, etc.

Decrease consumption of drugs

Improves mental performance

Reduce digestive disorders

How to Get the Perfect Posture for a Happy Life adapted by mayra mendoza

Adjusting to a New Life Babies, pregnancy and car accidents. modified by karla armenta Every newborn should have an examination of the neck and spine. And if it is necessary, receive a chiropractic adjustment. One of the most common causes of a subluxation in a baby is the birth. Since even a normal birth can cause vertebral subluxation due to some techniques such as: force applied, stretching and twisting on the baby’s head at birth. Childbirth with these techniques mentioned, can cause huge stress on the spine and especially on the first vertebrae, causing subluxations and

damaging fragile nerves that exit from the spine to the organs, glands and tissues of the baby. The child may suffer from colic, congenital torticollis, cranial asymmetry, bronchitis, sleep disorders, unexplained crying, etc. (Traumatic Birth Syndrome). The process of birth is not only the first column shock we suffered, but also one of the most traumatic. It is recommended to check your baby as soon as possible in order to eliminate any possible trauma or subluxation associated with birth.

Importance of chiropractic care during pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through many hormonal changes that cause a number of neuromuscular and biomechanical problems. These problems can cause pain and dysfunction leading to a painful and uncomfortable pregnancy. The pains associated with pregnancy, especially in the lower back and hip are hormonal changes and weight gain during pregnancy. The hormone “relaxin� is released causing laxity in the muscles and ligaments. As a result, the pelvis is misaligned, causing pain. The most common cause of back pain during pregnancy comes from misalignment of the pelvis. Another cause of pain is due to weight gain, causing an increase in demand in the muscles of the spine and pelvis. Smooth adjustment techniques are used to correct misalignment in the pelvis and lower back to reduce pressure on the muscles and ligaments in the area. During their pregnancy treatment, your chiropractor will also recommend exercises and stretches to do at home to maintain strong, balanced and pain free body.

This will allow the body to maintain proper posture and balanced pelvis. Another important factor in the exercise is to prepare the body for childbirth. In summary, the benefits of chiropractic care is essential for pregnant women. It is a natural effective method, safe, noninvasive and to avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort during pregnancy.

Chiropractic Care After a Car Accident Have you or someone you know been involved in a motor vehicle collision? One of the most common injuries from a car crash is the damaging effect of whiplash. Whiplash occurs when a sudden, jarring movement of the head is sustained backward, forward or even to the side. Whiplash destabilizes the spine and causes severe pain as well as these other indicators: • Blurred vision • Neck pain • Headaches • Dizziness • Shoulder pain • Reduced range of motion in the neck • Arm pain • Neck stiffness • Low back pain It is critical that chiropractic care is sought immediately after an automobile accident since allowing the effects of whiplash to go untreated can induce long-term pain. The seriousness of the physical effects of an accident is not always

known or felt immediately following. It can take days, weeks or even months for major symptoms to show up, which is why chiropractic care is essential to maintaining the health of a spine that has been through a trauma. Since chiropractors specialize in the care of bones, muscles, nerves and connective tissue, they are crucial to visit after an accident. All those major parts of the body are important to keep in optimal health and correct alignment so they can function properly and all body systems can operate seamlessly. Early care and treatment means full healing and recovery is quickly realized. Chiropractic treatments are the right step toward restoring the body.

Something To Remember adapted by lourdes merchan The spine problems are every day more common. When chiropractic doctors examine the curvature of spine can find three main types of spine curvature disorders: lordosis, kyphosis, scoliosis, which cause many problems. It’s normal to think that old people drag their feet to walk and defecate in their clothes. In order to get a possible to solution their relatives, Just get them cane and diapers and closed the case, and this situation is world wide. Some people have chronic constipation and it is very common to find irritable bowel syndrome, which is among the causes a subject of column. Actually migraine, bursitis and pain problems classified as carpal tunnel, and truly the problems in in one or more vertebrae. The spine neck, has 7 cervical vertebrae. When these vertebrae are misaligned produce migraine, bursitis, tenditis, laryngitis, hypo or hyperthyroidism, bronchittis, etc. Neuralgia is almost caused by misaligment of the spine. Whether are given in the face, limbs or back. The problem is serious due to many of these diseases produce several symptoms and unfortunately people hide this taking pain medicine. This is the reason why the chiropractic adjusment is so important, because alouw the body to heal it self.

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