Chiropractic Adjustments in Coeur d’Alene ID

Chiropractic Adjustments in Coeur d'Alene ID

Chiropractic Coeur d'Alene ID Hippocrates

Learn more about Hippocrates in this article from our Coeur d'Alene ID chiropractor.

“Look Well To The Spine For The Cause Of Disease.”

Hippocrates is known as the ‘Father of Medicine’, earned the endearment the world now knows him by: ‘The Physician’. In Ancient Greece, Hippocrates, Aristotle and Plato were contemporaries; they formed the galaxy of Master Minds who would lay the foundations of many systems of thought we still pay homage to.

Hippocrates unique contribution to medicine was his philosophical approach. He believed in the healing power of nature. His approach to applied medicine was therapeutic. According to his doctrine, the body held within itself the power to re-balance and restore health. His treatment was to ease this balance into place and support its movement while it performed its natural wonder.

He focused on patient care and prognosis, not diagnosis. His school of medicine achieved great success by applying general diagnoses and passive treatment. We owe to him the development of clinical practice as well as the understanding that we have about the alignment of our bones and how they affect our health.

The Cause Of Disease:

He drew a line between the discipline of medicine and religious beliefs and argued that disease was organic. Its cause was found naturally from contributing factors such as diet, environment, living habits, etc. In short he proved that disease did not originate from the influence of superstition or punishing afflictions sent from angry gods.

The Hippocratic Bench & Ancient Chiropractic Adjustment:

The invention of this could very possibly be the first time someone ever thought to create tension in one part of the skeletal frame so as to ease stress in another part for the purposes of restoring health. It beat the use of ‘the rack’ as a device of torture!

My goodness, is it possible that Hippocrates a chiropractor?! Mind you, this early form of chiropractic adjustment would not be something any of us would enjoy, nonetheless, it’s one of the most important contributions that led us towards the understanding that health, in part, is to do with the correct and precise alignment of our bones. Similarly, the framework of a house, has a weight bearing wall which establishes its architectural soundness. Likewise the spine, when in correct alignment, evenly distributes the weight of all the soft tissue and this ‘even weight’ allows for smooth and efficient movement.

“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” Hippocrates

By now we all know that ‘disease’ defines itself as ‘dis-ease’. A lack of ease; something out of kilter, out of balance, it implies that there is too little of something or too much of something else. In essence, disease, with regards to chiropractic adjustments, is generally only present when the spine is somehow misaligned.

How Can A Chiropractor Help Us Achieve Health?

If you know anything at all about the practice of Chiropractic treatment and the adjustments applied to alleviate pain and establish an encouraging environment where health is fostered, then you must wonder why Hippocrates advice is generally still ignored.

Is There A Connection Between The Spine & Illness in Coeur d'Alene ID?

How do you suppose that Hippocrates was persuaded to practice some form of chiropractic adjustment? The use of cadavers for dissection was prohibited, so he couldn’t learn from them. Did he simple observe the patients?

  • Their compromised mobility or total lack of movement?
  • Their rigid muscles?
  • A correlation of symptoms observed with many patients?
  • Their inflamed joints and other augmented body parts?
  • Did he just listen to his patient’s pain report and make connections?

We don’t know. There is simply not enough written documents that set out what all of his conclusions were. All we know is that over and over again, those who include chiropractic adjustments to their health maintenance program prove that the only side effect from chiropractic treatment is health! For more information about chiropractic care visit our Natural Spine Solutions website.


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