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1997 – Herb Reaver at Life West

February 9, 2024

In this lecture, pioneering chiropractor Dr. Reaver recounts his experiences being repeatedly arrested and imprisoned for practicing chiropractic in the early 20th century when it was still illegal and opposed by the medical establishment. He discusses the hostility and persecution chiropractors faced, shares some memorable patient cases, and offers perspective on the profession’s evolution. Despite ongoing challenges, Dr. Reaver conveys unwavering conviction in chiropractic’s philosophy and practice.

Key Takeaways:

  • Chiropractors had to fight tremendously to establish the profession’s legitimacy
  • Legalizing and integrating chiropractic required great personal sacrifice
  • Innate intelligence and hands-on healing can treat more than just back pain
  • Passionate conviction drove chiropractic’s early trailblazers
  • The doctor-patient relationship enabled chiropractic’s early successes
  • Mainstream medical attitudes towards chiropractors have gradually improved