708 Broadway
Suite #403
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: 253-383-0577

708 Broadway
Suite #403
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: 253-383-0577

Easy does it

If you've been paying any attention to social media, and really, who hasn't, then you've seen all the divergent opinions out there. People have opinions about how bad this thing really is, how it's all a hoax, how the virus is going to rampage our community. People...

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Have you tried Chiropractic?

I was meeting with someone in my networking group the other day. In this group, we meet frequently to get to know each other and figure out how best to help each other out. He was wondering how he could best refer someone to me. It was obvious that he knew the usual...

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Choose every moment

Years ago, before Brilliant Life Chiropractic got started, I went to a meditation retreat. It was ten days of silent seated meditation. We spent the entire time feeling the breath just under our noses and then putting awareness all over our bodies and minds and...

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Beginner’s Mind

Beginner's Mind I trained in the martial arts for years. Starting at 15, I joined the school Livermore Kenpo Karate. It was challenging and exhilarating all at the same time. It's so frustrating sometimes to have to deal with new things. Lately, I have taken up the...

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Health Has To Be a Priority

Is health your priority? We are subjected to more stresses, of more kinds, for more of the day, at higher intensities than at any other time in our history. For example, I read on a paleo blog site that the average caveman was exposed to the same amount of particulate...

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Wheat and wheezing, an asthma story

I grew up with asthma. My parents first noticed that I was having trouble during a soccer game where I was running around with my chest up to my chin trying to breathe. They took me to the doctor, and I was diagnosed with asthma. The medical treatment for asthma is an...

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The Matrix of Health

Red pill or blue pill Do you remember that scene in the movie, “The Matrix”? It’s the one where Morpheous is talking to Neo and offering him the choice between two pills. There is a red pill, and a blue pill. “You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in...

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How I stay healthy

Healthy is optimal function Chiropractic is a wonderful place to start when it comes to health. The allopathic model that we have today is NOT health care. It is sickness and disease care. Having had asthma diagnosed since I was 5 years old, I used medical management...

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A Toxic World

Toxins are everywhere Modern science has given us incredible boons and benefits to the way we live our lives. Plastic, for example, has saved thousands of lives with the way we deliver medical care. It's now possible to get food across the country without going bad....

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Robbing people of pain

Pain is a good thing On the surface, that seems like a ridiculous statement. In a lot of ways our culture is taught to embrace the exact opposite of this. Pain is bad. It is a symptom. When you have a symptom, you are unwell, and therefore you are well when your...

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Exercise is easy

A recent study found that not exercising regularly carries with it a risk similar to that of smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. And yet, another study shows that only about 10% of Americans are getting the exercise that is recommended. In our modern world,...

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Healing is not a linear path

There are three stages of care that people progress through at Brilliant Life Chiropractic. It is not a one-way street, and people may pass in and out on their journey. As we like to say, healing is not a linear path. 1) Crisis care: This stage of care is marked by...

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Kids Development

We all want what’s best for our kids. I have two children of my own, and nothing makes me more irrationally proud than when they hit those milestones of development, like walking or talking. As kids go through the transitions from sitting up, to crawling, and...

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Empowered Choice vs. “Need”

You don't "need" to be empowered Not to contradict myself immediately, but the mission of Brilliant Life Chiropractic is to empower our community. Whether you come into the office as a patient, or simply read our blogs, or otherwise support our mission. How do we do...

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Expectations over Genetics

Expectations are key Recently a website I enjoy perusing looked at a pair of studies in which the results were quite empowering. The website is Stronger By Science, and it is a group of powerlifters and bodybuilders who enjoy geeking out about science as it relates to...

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My BodPod Experience

Fitness, yay! As many of you know, I am a fitness enthusiast. For me, it is an essential part of health and what makes me happy in my day to day. I get up at 4:40 am Monday through Friday in order to go through my routine of exercise. I get to the gym before any one...

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Pregnant? Get Adjusted!

Adjusting Pregnant Women People often wonder or ask why we would want to adjust a pregnant woman, especially if they aren’t suffering from back pain or some other common musculoskeletal malady. As with all chiropractic care, the goal of care is not to take care of...

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Path to Wellness

My Path to Wellness I started off with a very medical mindset that didn't include wellness at all. It was that age. I grew up in the 80s, when it seemed like technology and medicine was going to fix every...

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Even I get Back Pain

I hurt my back. Many of you might have the opinion that because I am a chiropractor, I should never get back pain. Even I have that opinion. So this post was hard to write. The truth is, part of the reason I have become a chiropractor is because I’ve been seeing a...

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Salutogenesis, a healthier alternative

Salutogenesis vs. Pathogenesis These two ways of looking at health are divergent in the extreme, though both have their place. My aim today is to discuss both approaches, their positives and negatives, and where one might employ one vs the other. Let's see where this...

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Schedule

Mon: 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Tue: 10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Wed: 8:00am-11:30am, 3:00pm-6:30pm
Thu: 10:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Fri: 9:00am-12:00pm, 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sat: 9:00am-1:00pm (every other Sat.)

708 Broadway
Suite #403
Tacoma, WA 98402

Ph: 253-383-0577

© Brilliant Life Chiropractic, Tacoma Chiropractor Dr. Paul Martin, D.C.