Emeritus Professor John Dwyer Much of modern chiropractic, unfortunately, has descended into the realm of quackery.NARRATIONUniversities are being accused of teaching pseudoscience. NARRATIONThis has the medical fraternity up in arms.Belinda Yeah, I've been very surprised, because I wasn't...
Palmer hypothesised that aligning the spine unblocked nerve flow through the body and restored the man's hearing.
From this, he proposed that a misaligned spine was the cause of virtually all human ailments.
Dr Maryanne Demasi Fast forward to today, and the Chiropractic Association still believes that curing deafness with spinal manipulation is plausible. that fellow lifted something he held, heard a pop in his back and then he became deaf, and, 17 years later, DD did something and his hearing came back.
It would suggest that there was a relationship there. And there are neural pathways that run from where he was supposed to have been adjusted, up into the brain stem, that can impact on function.
Well, perhaps a brief history lesson may help explain where this came from.
NARRATIONChiropractic therapy was founded in 1895 by an American magnetic healer called 'DD Palmer'.Belinda Last week, Jade had an asthma attack and I rang quickly, and said, 'Can you fit her in? I didn't feel as if there was a lot of caring, or individual care at least, with the children.NARRATIONWhere babies used to be rare patients, they're now common in a number of clinics.I would have concern over someone's appreciation of anatomy if they were to claim that the middle ear and Eustachian tube is affected in any way by a nerve that comes from the spine.NARRATIONTony Croke explains that even the slightest misalignment in the spine can act like a traffic jam in the central nervous system, and lead to disease. If there is a static, well, why haven't they shown it?Kirbie I would definitely send her along to the chiropractor first to see that we couldn't settle her first. her being a newborn, I think a nice way to approach it is to go as natural as possible, and to give them care that's gentle and... I think that's more important than sending them along to a GP.