cheiro-, cheir-, chiro-, chir-, -cheiria, -chiria +
(Greek: hand; pertaining to the hand or hands)
2. Originally, it was the art of treating corns, warts, defective nails, etc. on the feet or hands.
A bleb is a localized collection of fluid; such as, serum or blood, in the epidermis.
2. Someone who practices or is concerned with the curing of disease by manipulation of the structures of the human body; especially, those of the spinal column.
Concepts and Origins of Chiropractic Treatments
Chiropractic is grounded in the principal that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system is functioning properly. To achieve this, the chiropractor uses his or her hands or an adjusting tool to perform specific manipulations of the vertebrae.
Chiropractic applications are now one of the most popular alternative therapies currently available. Some would say it now qualifies as "mainstream treatment" as opposed to complementary medical approaches.
Daniel D. Palmer is the founder of modern chiropractic theory, dating back to the 1890s. A grocer and magnetic healer, he applied his knowledge of the nervous system and manual therapies in an unusual situation. One renowned story concerns Harvey Lillard, a janitor in the office where Palmer worked. The man had been deaf for seventeen years, ever since he had sustained an injury to his upper spine. Palmer performed an adjustment on a painful vertebra in the region of the injury and Lillard's hearing was said to be restored.
Palmer theorized that all communication from the brain to the rest of the body passes through the spinal canal, and areas that are poorly aligned or under stress can cause physical symptoms both in the spine and in other areas of the body. So the body has the innate intelligence to heal itself when unencumbered by spinal irregularities causing nerve interference. After his success with Lillard, other patients began coming to him for care, and responded well to adjustments. This resulted in Palmer's further study of the relationship between an optimally functional spine and normal health.
Osteopathy is another related holistic discipline that utilizes spinal and musculoskeletal manipulation as a part of the physical treatment, but osteopathic training is more similar in scope to that of an M.D.
Therapy is aimed at removing irritants to the nervous system and restoring proper functions. The most common method of treatment is by spinal manipulation and is primarily done for musculoskeletal complaints; other methods include lifestyle modification, nutritional therapy, and physiotherapy.
"Straight chiropractic" is the practice of chiropractic in strict accordance with the principles of its founder, D.D. Palmer, without additions made by later practitioners. The original definition of subluxation as a vertebral displacement is adhered to, and chiropractic is considered to be non-therapeutic, its purpose being solely to contribute to health by the correction of vertebral subluxations.
It is said that cheiropters are the only mammals that, with their large membranous wings, were able to achieve active or powered flight, thus making the atmosphere an additional habitat for them.
Chiroptera usually sleep hanging upside down in caves during the day and fly out at night and, although they have small eyes, bats are able to emit and to hear extremely high-pitched sounds, the echoes of which enable them to avoid hitting objects and each other when flying.
A haploscope is a device that presents a separate picture for each eye.
2. A wise approach to using hands in unique artistic presentations: Go to this entertaining presentations of Hands as Objects of Art so you can enjoy the exhibit of artistically enhanced hands showing creative marvels.
Related "hand" units: Dextro and Sinsitro History; Hands as Objects of Art; Hands: Mechanical Marvels; manu-; palm.