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1998 – Rose Panico Interviews the Reavers

August 27, 2023

In this short interview, Rose Panico talks with the Herb and Milly Reaver. The interview covers their experiences pioneering the chiropractic practice despite legal and medical opposition. Dr. Reaver discusses being inspired to become a chiropractor after meeting some chiropractic students, his philosophy on innate intelligence and the body’s self-healing abilities, his arrests and imprisonment for practicing without a medical license, and why he ultimately moved his practice to Florida for legal recognition under a chiropractic board.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dr. Reaver faced significant hardship and imprisonment for practicing an alternative medical approach not recognized by the medical establishment at the time.
  • He was steadfast in his chiropractic philosophy and belief in the body’s innate healing abilities.
  • Legal acceptance and recognition of chiropractic as a valid medical practice was an uphill battle.
  • Pioneers like Dr. Reaver made personal sacrifices to advance alternative medical approaches.
  • There is value in questioning and challenging the status quo when you believe in something.