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Miracles or Knowledge of Anatomy?


How chiropractic saved a janitor’s hearing by Richard H. Gravelly, D.C.

Chiropractic began because a man by the name of D.C. Palmer discovered that when he pushed on the 4th thoracic vertebra of his deaf janitor, the janitor's hearing was restored. Chiropractic was legalized in California 27 years later.

Chiropractors are now legalized in all states of the United States of America and in several countries throughout the world. It is part of New Zealand's health plan as well. Interestingly enough, a well-known magazine produced two articles on the initial chiropractic adjustment, which restored the janitor's hearing. That article offered to prove that the entire idea of the restoration of the hearing was absurd because, as everyone knows, the "nerves of audition are completely encased in the skull." Indeed they are. However, as every student of Gray's Anatomy knows, there is a very interesting nerve, which arises at the 4th thoracic vertebrae which does indeed enter the auditory part of the middle ear. It is also well known that the part it enters is the part that, when it becomes dry, causes the condition known as otosclerosis which is the greatest cause of deafness in the nation.

What is the point of all of this? It is to show that Chiropractic is essentially a system of medical treatment, which ensures that there is no pressure upon a nerve at its exit from the spinal column, which could possibly cause a disease. Those Chiropractors who have followed this theory of practice carefully have seen the remission of infertility, ulcers, bronchitis, angina, impotence, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and other conditions which supposedly have nothing to do with nerve dysfunction, as well as the usual, TMJ, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, shoulder bursitis, sciatica and whiplash.