History of Chiropractic

Posted April 3, 2010 @ 2:36pm | by Kori Mortenson

Some things you probably don't know about chiropractic...

Did you know that throughout chiropractic's 114-year history, chiropractors have been repeatedly jailed for "practicing medicine without a license?"  Well, they weren't practicing medicine, they were adjusting people and correcting subluxations, letting life flow freely from above, down, inside out.  But because people were getting better after their adjustments, the AMA assumed they were practicing illegally.  Egotistically however, MD's were losing money and patients, and were getting mad.  In their minds this needed to stop.  In historical archives there are 1,000's of pictures and letters from chiropractors who were jailed, pictures showing them adjusting inside their prison cell, guards getting adjusted and 100's of people lined up outside of jails waiting to be adjusted.  The early 1960's is the last known documented case of jailing a chiropractor for adjusting.  And it was in the early 1970's that chiropractors won a lawsuit against the AMA with the US Supreme Court, for restriction of trade.  It was said that any medical doctor dispensing advice about chiropractic care was practicing outside his/her scope of practice for their educational requirements on spinal biomechanics and basic neurology didn not come close in comparison to a chiropractic education and didn not afford them expertise in this area.

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