Although many people around the world see chiropractors for different reasons, it is essential to know the history of chiropractic. The testimony of the first chiropractic miracle opens the door to getting the best results from principled Gonstead chiropractic care.
On the unique day of September 18th, 1895 in Davenport Iowa, DD Palmer met Harvey Lillard. Harvey was the janitor in the building where DD was doing his research of the human frame. He had a vision from God that we call the Big Idea. The Big Idea was the connection between the spine and the nervous system. DD Palmer believed that if the bones in the spine were out of alignment, the communication of life through the nervous system will be interfered with. To DD’s surprise, Harvey had a problem for 17 years. He was deaf in one ear caused by trauma to his spine. Upon receiving the first specific scientific chiropractic adjustment, Harvey instantly heard sound in both ears for the first time in 17 years. This was the first chiropractic miracle and thus today’s largest natural and drugless healing profession was birthed. When Hippocrates, the father of medicine said, “Look well to the spine for the cause of all disease” and Thomas Edison said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of dis-ease,” he was prophetically talking about Chiropractic.