We say “modern chiropractic” because spinal care is thousands of years old and found in cultures all over the world. But this natural, drug-free, powerful, and yet safe healing art was, as often happens, lost amidst the sands of time. Unfortunately, humankind then became infatuated with drugs, chemicals, and surgery.
Spinal care was rediscovered in 1895 by Dr. Daniel David Palmer, who practiced in Davenport, Iowa. DD Palmer was a magnetic healer (energy healer), scientist, and researcher who “accidentally” restored a man’s deafness by adjusting his spine. This discovery was the seed from which modern chiropractic grew.
This newspaper ad, “Are You Sick and Disheartened,” was one of a series of broadsides from the turn of the century. Dr. Palmer describes his old/new discovery and invites the public to discover this amazing drug-free, natural, safe, and powerful healing art, science, and philosophy for themselves. The list of people suffering from nearly every condition who benefitted from his “hand ministrations” (his original name for chiropractic) was impressive. Many traveled far and wide to experience and benefit from DD Palmer’s discovery.
Dr. Palmer opened a school to teach others; soon, his students spread to all parts of the US, Canada, Europe, and beyond. This made-in-America healing art has brought relief, health, and healing to millions of people, from infants to the elderly and everyone in between.
Please tell your friends and relatives that there is a safe alternative to drugs and surgery with no side effects – except satisfaction!
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For Your Health,
Dr. Scott Van Dam