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Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Holly Folk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632797
eISBN:
9781469632810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632797.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chiropractic is the most common form of alternative medicine in the United States today, but its origins stretch back to the popular healing subcultures of the nineteenth century. This book focuses ... More


Alternative Medicines, Alternative Worldviews

Robert C. Fuller

in Spiritual, but not Religious: Understanding Unchurched America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146806
eISBN:
9780199834204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146808.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many of America's alternative healing systems function as vehicles for the transmission of alternative spiritual philosophies. Chiropractic medicine, Osteopathy, Holistic Healing, Therapeutic Touch, ... More


History Repeats

Holly Folk

in Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632797
eISBN:
9781469632810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632797.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The sixth chapter shows how the biography of B. J. Palmer recapitulated situations faced by his father. Endowed with energy and creativity, B. J. Palmer was dispossessed of leadership when a ... More


Subtle Energies and the American Metaphysical Tradition

Robert Fuller

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0024
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The influence of secularization has been greater in the field of medicine than in most any other area of modern cultural life. It is for this reason that contemporary fascination with alternative ... More


On the Frontier of the New Profession

Holly Folk

in Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632797
eISBN:
9781469632810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632797.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter four continues tracing the institutional growth of chiropractic, with special consideration to the role of ideas and theories in building the profession. This chapter considers the years ... More


Chiropractors on Parade

Holly Folk

in Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632797
eISBN:
9781469632810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632797.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter five addresses the eclipse of D. D. Palmer by his son, in leading both the proprietary school and the burgeoning chiropractic profession. B. J. Palmer presented himself as the rightful heir ... More


From Vital Magnetism to Vertebral Vitalism

Holly Folk

in Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632797
eISBN:
9781469632810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632797.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The third chapter presents the steps by which early chiropractic became an organized system of health care: the elaboration of chiropractic theories, the establishment of training institutes like the ... More


Using Case Studies to Combat a Pseudoscience Culture

Clyde Freeman Herreid

in Pseudoscience: The Conspiracy Against Science

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037426
eISBN:
9780262344814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037426.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

To combat pseudoscience, students must first understand that science is not just a collection of facts but it is a way of discovering the nature of the physical world. The way that scientists go ... More


Mysticism, Mesmerism, Mind Cure

Wakoh Shannon Hickey

in Mind Cure: How Meditation Became Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190864248
eISBN:
9780190864279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190864248.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Buddhism

This chapter explores the far-reaching influences in American religion and medicine of Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish scientist and mystic, and Franz Anton Mesmer, who developed Mesmerism, the ... More


Precincts of Care in CAM Research

Colleen Derkatch

in Bounding Biomedicine: Evidence and Rhetoric in the New Science of Alternative Medicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226345840
eISBN:
9780226345987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226345987.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Central to the question of methodology in research on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is the practitioner-patient relationship, the most unambiguously rhetorical element of clinical ... More


The First Adjustment

Holly Folk

in Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632797
eISBN:
9781469632810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632797.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The first chapter relates the story of the discovery of chiropractic by D. D. Palmer in the mid-1890s, and discusses the meaning of the history of their profession to chiropractors. It traces the ... More


The World of Chiropractic

Holly Folk

in Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632797
eISBN:
9781469632810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632797.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter seven focuses on the later 20th century, and considers how the U.S. experience bears on the profession as chiropractic grows internationally in the new millennium. Chiropractic has prospered ... More


I Love My Chiropractor!

Candy Gunther Brown

in The Healing Gods: Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Christian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199985784
eISBN:
9780199367801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199985784.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter four takes as a case study Christian defenses of chiropractic. Chiropractic’s harmonial philosophy of Innate Intelligence is premised on Western metaphysics, and meets religious needs to ... More


Unconventional treatments

Mark Selikowitz

in ADHD: The Facts

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198867371
eISBN:
9780191904127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867371.003.0017
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Clinical Medicine

There are no quick and easy ways of overcoming ADHD; more importantly, there are no outright cures. Many misguided or dishonest individuals promote all manner of alternative ‘treatments’ for ADHD. ... More


Reining In Progressive “State Medicine”

Lewis A. Grossman

in Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2021
ISBN:
9780190612757
eISBN:
9780197606582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612757.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the Progressive Era, the medical freedom movement appropriated the phrase “state medicine” to designate an expanding tyrannical conspiracy between public officials and the American Medical ... More


Controversial treatments

Mark Selikowitz

in Dyslexia and Other Learning Difficulties: The Facts

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780192622990
eISBN:
9780191918391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192622990.003.0020
Subject:
Education, Teaching of Specific Groups and Special Educational Needs

There are no quick and easy ways of overcoming a specific learning difficulty, but conventional management, as outlined in this book, will always bring results eventually. When there is no ... More


Alternatives and Medical Dissidence

Alex Broadbent

in Philosophy of Medicine

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190612139
eISBN:
9780190612177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190612139.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter introduces the notion of medical dissidence: conscious deviation from the main current of professional opinion. Cosmopolitanism is applied as a way of getting to grips with the ... More


The Influence of Exercise and Rehabilitation on the Mind and Body

Daniel J. Wallace and Janice Brock Wallace

in All About Fibromyalgia: A Guide for Patients and their Families

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195147537
eISBN:
9780197561843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195147537.003.0029
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Rheumatology

Let’s continue on the self-help road to improving fibromyalgia symptoms. Suppose we are eating healthy, well-balanced meals, are no longer smoking, have learned to pace ourselves, cope with changes ... More


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