By 1898, Weed suggested combining the words cheiros (meaning “hand” and praktikos (meaning "practical") to describe Palmer's new treatment art, morphine into the term "chiropractic” – or, roughly, “Done by hand.”
We do know that the term “chiropractor” used to describe a practitioner of the field of chiropractic was first recorded in American literature in 1904. And it’s also documented that the field of chiropractic in its nascent form was alive and well in ancient times, including Greek, Egyptian, Chinese and other pre-AD civilizations.
But whether we’re talking about the ancient Greeks, D.D. Palmer or his friend and the one that assigned the name to chiropractic, Rev. Samuel Weed, the sport of the timeless natural healing science is alive and well!