Chiropractic Care is Based on
Vitalistic Philosophy

spine imageAncient Egyptians and Greeks knew of the body’s continual striving to heal itself. During the Renaissance, learned men theorized of "vital forces" within the body that helped it resist disease. The "vital force" they spoke of is what chiropractors refer to as the body’s innate intelligence.

Chiropractic is based on a vitalistic philosophy that recognizes that there is an innate intelligence that uses the brain and nerve system to control and maintain the body in health. Interference to the nerve system can lead to a change in health most easily seen as disease or loss of function. But more than that, this interference can affect performance on multiple levels, some easily observed and others more subtle. Sherman College ADIO logo

The arrows in the Sherman College of Chiropractic logo visually illustrate the idea that health comes from above-down, inside-out (ADIO), which is key to the vitalistic philosophy of chiropractic.

Why Chiropractic focuses on the Role of the Spine

 xrayThe body’s functions are controlled through the brain and nerve system by thousands of messages sent every second to each organ, tissue and cell within the body. The spinal cord is the road over which these messages travel.

D. D. Palmer discovered that the bones of the spine (vertebrae) can, if misaligned, put pressure on the cord and small spinal nerves. This pressure distorts and blocks information coming from the brain. Ultimately, these misalignments, or vertebral subluxations, that disrupt nervous system communication lessen the body’s ability to function and heal itself.

Why Sherman College?
Focus on Vertebral Subluxation

Chiropractic is the science of locating and correcting vertebral subluxations, slight misalignments in the spine that interfere with the nervous system, so that the body can heal itself.

Chiropractic art is the physical expression of its philosophy and involves the means by which doctors of chiropractic locate and correct (adjust) vertebral subluxations.

Ultimately, the goal of chiropractic is to improve the life and health of patients. Misalignments in the vertebrae of the spinal column (your back) can disrupt proper nerve function and lead to decreased performance and health.

History of Chiropractic
Chiropractic Defined
Chiropractic History - The First Adjustment\
Sherman College History
The Sherman Difference