Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Who is the healer?

Every once in a while, (and certainly after my last blog entry) someone will make a comment about me being a "healer". I always strive to make it completely clear that in my world view, the only person I can heal is me.

I may be good at what I do, but I see my role as truly being that of a facilitator. I help bring awareness to your system, which allows it to connect with, unwind, process, and integrate stored tension (or subluxations). The wisdom inside of you knows how to do this! Subluxations in your system may be interfering with how well you are able to express your full potential, your inner brilliance. My role is simply assisting your body to allow it to address the subluxations, and express it's own potential.

Since the foundation of chiropractic is the recognition of the amazing wisdom that is inside of us, it's easy to follow the logic of healing coming from the inside out. To me, this means that you are the only person that can heal you! There is so much brilliance inside of you; set it free!

For more information, see Inner Brilliance Chiropractic, the office of Dr. Holly Hochstadt, a chiropractor in Seattle.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Amazing things happening at IBC

Whew! After having a fantastic visit with family who came to town for 10 days, I am raring to go on this blog. Lately I'm absolutely "percolating" with ideas, analogies, examples, and perspectives relating to Inner Brilliance! Look for frequent postings for the next little while!

I've had an incredible week of positive health changes for clients at IBC. Here is the latest...

Tonight I had a call from Lucy's mom. At age six, based on the results of a CT scan, Lucy was diagnosed with almost complete deafness in her left ear, due to no movement of the tiny bones in her inner ear. Her doctor believed that she had likely been deaf in that ear since birth. Her hearing had been checked again each year for the last two years with no improvement. Lucy was referred to my office in January of this year, and she and her mom were interested to see if working with Lucy's "inner brilliance" could help her at all with her hearing. I saw Lucy weekly for 8 visits. Then her family went on a long vacation, and upon returning they went to have Lucy's hearing re-checked. The call from Lucy's mom tonight? "Lucy's hearing tested COMPLETELY NORMAL!!!!!! And all the doctors at the hospital were asking about IBC." Lucy is taking it all in stride, as an 8 year old will. Her parents are absolutely thrilled. The family celebrated the good news tonight with donuts. (For the record, Lucy's mom has offered to speak with anyone who has questions about their experience with care here at IBC.)

For anyone familiar with the history of chiropractic, the story goes, that the very first adjustment, delivered by D.D. Palmer, cured a janitor of his deafness. The symmetry is an extra treat.

For more information, see Inner Brilliance Chiropractic, the office of Dr. Holly Hochstadt, a chiropractor in Seattle.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Welcome to the IBC blog

I'm very excited to share with you our mission here at Inner Brilliance Chiropractic.

Many people are unaware of the roots of the chiropractic profession. The fundamental premise of chiropractic is that there is an amazing amount of wisdom present in every living thing. This innate intelligence is what guides the hundreds of thousands of things that our bodies do for us every day, even without our conscious direction!
The wisdom inside of us is truly the source of health. Health, on every level (physical, emotional, chemical, mental, spiritual, etc), is something that comes from the inside-out. It's a state that your body/being is constantly striving to express to the highest level possible, given your genetics and your environment. Supporting the fullest expression of this wisdom, this beauty, this source of health, of your own inner brilliance, this is what Inner Brilliance Chiropractic is all about.