Chiropractic Healing

Chiropractic care was discovered and invented by a great intellect with a phenomenal ability.



 Chiropractic Origins

Daniel David Palmer or DD Palmer was greatly interested in Human health so he became a magnetic healer originally - his philosophy of healnig was based in that the human body had electromagnetic fields around and through it. He beleived the source of those electromagnetic fields was the energy that is conducted along nerve and brain pathways.  It is not only the nerve electricity that is important but axoplasmic transport of nutrients occurs along the nerve- inside the nerve to the target organ gland or body part. This nerve feed is extremely vital.




Helping people to heal was always his interest- espeically since his own child had died of an infectious health disorder.

It was when he treated a Janitor who was deaf that Chiropractic was born.

Harvey Lillard said seventeen years prior he looked up and got a crick in his spine.

When that occurred he could no longer hear. DD Palmer laid the Janitor Harvey Lillard down and felt his spine- feeling a section of his his spine was wracked out of place in the region that the Janitor had said he felt the crick, DD Palmer applied a force and it clicked. When it clicked it felt like to DD Palmer that it was sitting in a better place. The Janitor could then HEAR.

You can imagine the intrigue and excitement and sense that they had discovered something extremely important - and apparently at first DD Palmer thought he had discovered a cure for deafness. However what he later determined was that the spine  influences the health of every organ gland and body tissue in the body. That DD Palmer had successfully removed the nerve energy interference or impediment to functioning- that when he removed that then the rivers of electricity could flow properly. Thus he rationalised resulting in restoring Havey Lillards hearing.

Since then many many ailments have healed or been aided by the use of the hands in removing electrical nerve interference. This was the art of Chiropractic when used properly as a healing modality.

Much like going to a switch board circuit on a house- if one of the circuits is flicked off then whatever that circuit feeds will not work.

The spine is like the bodies switch board. However interference to the nerve system can occur anywhere in the body and not just at the spine.


DD Palmer I personally believe still held on to many concepts about magnetic healing- one important idea that I belief reflects this was that the Chiropractic adjustment be done by hand. In fact the word Chiros in Greek means Hand. So it means practice by hand. Chiropractic. However to be fair there are many chiropractic techniques now that include hand-held instruments- these are still done by hand because the instrument is held in the hand. Just an extension to the hand is used in some sort of device.

So the difference of the house switchboard with the human body is that often the spine switch board is not switched off all the way- it is irritated where the electric circuits are either ramped up too much or ramped down too much. So it is not like it is just switched of but it is interfered with.

However the body was considered that in its amazing wisdom is often able to adapt to even these bodily interferences and so it adapts it functioning up or down to accommodate. However sometimes the bodies intelligence just cannot adapt as well as is ideal. So the health is then interfered with.

However I personally contend that it is not just the mechanics of the adjustment but the energetics of the adjustments that are done in order to bring the best healing responses. Its the timing of the adjustment and the thrust in the right direction at the right time in the correct sequence and at the right depth. All in a sort of rhythm that aids healthy bio-energetics.

The word adjustment was used from the beginnings rather than manipulation. To manipulate something is where you take it through various motions and articulate it. This can be an important method however the adjustment adds more refinement to the whole concept.

If we take the word apart, to ad- just something is to add to its "just"- if something is "just" Then it is fair and in proper balance and alignment. Both physically as well as energetically. So when we do an ad"justment" we are making it more just, more well functioning.

When we manipulate we are moving something again with the hand as the word Man in man-ipulate indicates the hands as well- just as the word manual means "hand" as well. So "manipulate" actually originally meant to handle skillfully by hand. So truly the word to adjust is to add to its alignment and balance but the adjustment is a form of manipulation as it is of course handled skillfully by hand. However just because something is handled skillfully by hand does not mean it has had "justness" added to it. It may still be physically or energetically out of balance when a manipulation is performed. However when an adjustment is performed then the area works better for what it is designed to work.

For example If we adjust your bikes brakes we add enough tension and function to the brakes so they work appropriately for what it needs to do.

If we were to just tighten the brakes then we may be tightening them too much for what they need to do and making it impossible for the wheels to turn or to hard for the child's hand to pull the break on. We need to adjust the brakes for the rider. Just tightening the brakes may be a manipulation but it is not necessarily an adjustment.

So an adjustment in respect to the life force of the human or animal must be done in consideration of all the working parts- it must be done in the correct timing at the correct depth to move energy in the right direction for the purposes of the adjustment at hand. It can even be fruther thought that it is best done in the right attitude of the practitioner and the patient. The patient needs to learn to receive the adjustment so that it allows it to work and to take.

Once that important first adjustment a science and philosophy of healing and also an art was born. Chirorpractic was considered to require all three. Chiropractic rationale followed a rationale logic sequence and is based on founding known scientific principles of health and bodily functioning. It is a philosophy because Science has not got complete knowledge and so certain healing models or ideas are required to fill the gap. This is common in all scientific fields- areas of science such as the big bang theories and evolution theories which may be true however they have hardly been proven by proper scientific methods. Also only 15% of medical procedures have been conducted using full and proper scientific studies. The rest of them are agreed upon by peer review. However that hardly makes them proven or true. It just means the current experts agree that it is a good model and a useful protocol at that time based on the current evidence and experience.

Chiropractic likewise has enjoyed a large amount of scientific support for various maladies- this is because it is based on scientific knowledge. That is its springboard.

I personally have many medical doctors who refer patients to me for a very wide range of health disorders. The reason they refer those patients is because they have seen results in some of their other patients.

However fruther Chiropractic research needs to be investigated more thoroughly especially how it can help in important health problems. However because there is no government funding of Chiropractic research the way that it is for medical research so far. This puts Chiropractic on an unfair disadvantage in showing the studies to support the clinical results. Now individual medical doctors I personally have found to be very reasonable and the usually have the best of the patient at the forefront of their mind. They will investigate usually where help has been shown. 

As Chiropractors are not allowed so far into hospitals we do need greater research funded by the government and a fair share of those dollars that will support our research into helping patients entire health. This will end up saving our country a huge amount of money because its population will be healthier.

One fo the beautiful things about Chiropractic is that is also originally saw that science was benefitical but limited. That they human body or being was more than just a bundle of nerve pathways and muscle tissues and connective tissue etc. It contained an intelligent life force. THat life force that was within it that is quite distinct from the ego or consiousness of the person but was still part of that person. Beyond this Chiropractic realised early on that all order in the universe has to come from intelligence. Without intelligence organising and ordering and systematizing then their is a tendency towards chaos rather than order. Without order of intelligence we then tend towards Dis- Order - "disorder". Then the organs and glands do not work in harmony and so they become dis- organised. This is because their is less intelligence flowing to order and organise. This tends to create more disharmony and more chaos an more ill health.

So in observing the incredible order of the universe the first Chiropractor DD Palmer and his son BJ Palmer rationalised that there must certainly be an universal intelligence that is somehow distributed through all known orgnisations of matter and in fact through all living beings.

This universal intelligence was considered by the founders of chiropractic to be important for the healthy functioning of the individual and how it integrates with the society and with the environment and world. This universal intelligence was visualised through the animal or person and connects to their innate intelligence. To help the normal functioning of the human - to help it adapt and function according to its emotional environment physical environment financial environment.

So when an adjustment was administered it is not just releasing a stuck joint- it is allowing the flow of energy from universal mind through innate mind and through the tissues in a way that adds to the intelligent life force flowing through it- integrating it. Allowing full scope of healing to occur.

THis system of acknowledging a universal intelligence that flows through all matter through all life is remarkably similar in concept to traditional Chinese Medicine that has at its core the same basic philosophy.

So when these chiropractors did a proper chiropractic adjustment he or she was not just releasing stuck joints- he or she is helping the system to be more just and the practitioner is aware of the energetics of the flow of intelligence through the body mind and full being of the entire person.

Chiropractic has developed a long way since its inception. Conidering its young age as a profession it has had an extraordinary growth due to the incredible results it often brings. Chinese medicine is thousands of years old and medicine also has been around for long before university systems. However Chiropractic was discovered and has expanded across the globe is an amazingly short period of time.

We are now included in Australia in veterans affairs and under certain condidtions medicare rebates as well as health insurance and workers compensation and third party.

Howeer we are still locked out of hospitals and also community health and also many government funded systems such as the remote area health service. However that in time will change because the benefit we extend to people is great. In the hands of an adept practitioner Chiropractic is effectic and amazingly safe.

Its philosphy was to implement a drug free protocol and that underpinning philosophy is what is at odds with politicial medicine and pharmaceutical companies. However we are not against medicines per say just relying on them as the permanent solution which they are not. So stay tuned to this system of healing because in the next twenty years it will gain acces to areas of research and departments of doing good that it to now has been stifled in. We will gain more access to research money that will then show what it truly can do under many different situtation. At the moment we dont have access to a lot of research money and so much of our knowledge is clinical insights and also our own funded research. However that is not an equal and fair playing field especially when our critics say we shoudl have more reseach yet they actively deny us reserach ability and even take majore roles to block our access to universities and community arenas. But like life force itself you can only stifle it for so long and it will find a way through as has been proved to be the case for Chiropratic over the last hundred and  nineteen years.

Chiropractic is science based- it alwasy has been- but it in hisotry also included the energy flow of the body- the bio-energy. The humans electricity and how to enhance its functioning. But it also includes the muscles and ligament and tendons. In tends attentively to the structure as the structure does enhance the function. The alignment and posture is of great importance. It also concerns itself with the mind and spirit of the person. It always has and there are style and techniques that delve into this more deeply. It is greatly intereested in the natural immunity of the patient. How to enhance that through chiropractic principles. It by tending to these things bring healing and releif of symptoms and more than that enhances your life. How you integrate with our world emotinally chemically nutritionally and physically bringing you abudnance in thooughts and actions.

Now there are a number of basic axioms to the philosophy of Chirorpactic


1. LIFE is intelligently designed and able to heal, adapt, and function in Balance, Harmony, and Ease.


2. Your Innate Life Energy (the inborn power source that makes you alive) uses your brain and nerve system to send its life-giving messages (mental impulses) to coordinate / organize / direct all the functions of life…so you can live at EASE and adapt better to stress in your environment.


3. Every cell in your body needs a clear neurological connection to the brain in order to function optimally.

 human cell

A reduction OR partial LOSS of this vital brain-to-body connection diminishes the flow of life-giving messages…this state of LESS life energy in the body is called subluxation.


4. The results of an incomplete connection to your life energy are: incomplete adaptation, disharmony, imbalance, DIS-ease, and altered cellular function.


5. Every single Symptom, Sickness, Syndrome, Disorder, Dysfunction, and Disease known to man results from Altered Cellular Function, LOSS of Coordination & Organization, and a Decreased Ability to fully Adapt to Stress.


6. Because of the intimate relationship between the SPINE and NERVE SYSTEM, the spine must maintain proper alignment and balance for the nerves to maintain proper tone and function. A Specific Scientific Chiropractic Adjustment can improve spinal function AND restore your brain-to-body neurological CONNECTION.


7. The natural result of maintaining a clear connection between brain & body is: LIFE more at EASE.
We expect MORE coordination, balance, harmony, cellular homeostasis, healing & improved health, optimal function, and an on-going movement toward wellness and wholeness.




Beyond this Chiropractic is an art- just as there are some people who can ride a bicycle- yet there are others who can do all manner of amazing and astounding feats on their bike. Likewise there is a basic Chiropractic adjustment- it is the mastery of the basics that is important. However as the ability of the practitioner grows then they are able to do things that to others that don't practice the art seem almost impossible.

So whenever you go and see a great artist you pay respect and give them time to do their work. Likewise if you see enough good in your practitioner to go and visit them - then gain the most and learn how to receive the chiropractic adjustment and be a part of the healing. I have seen many patients who compromise the adjustment and they stifle it from working before it has had a chance to work. They can do this with their mind or attitude or just by not complying with allowing the adjustment session to flow smoothly and integrated.

Over many years of studying various techniques of Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine. Terry Power like most other Chirorpactors applies the skills he has devleoped in his own personal way. He has developed his own method that is based on the wisdom taught to him by many others- He finds that it seems to bring simple but often very satisfactory benefits for his patients. This includes using the right adjustment at the time time in the right sequence for the right adjustment- this in order to influence and benefit the patients bio-electric and bio-magnetic system- the nervous system and the Chinese medicines meridian system. Thus in this system it is important to not only adjust the body but also is knowing what it is you are adjusting the patients system for.

 first chiropractic 1895 adjustment