Acupuncture

The Blindness of Experts • Kevin Ergil • Qi095

The Blindness of Experts • Kevin Ergil • Qi095

We rely on the skills of experts. The car mechanic, plumber, web designer, business coach. We want to trust the people that are in the position where our lack of knowledge leaves us vulnerable. We’d like for them to have our best interests in mind, and we also know from experience that we question…

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Jul 23, 2019
Treating Trauma Through the Five Phases • Alaine Duncan • Qi093

Treating Trauma Through the Five Phases • Alaine Duncan • Qi093

The experience of trauma is as much a part of life as is falling in love, having family disagreements, and wondering how we fit in this life. And while we tend to focus on the problems that have their roots in traumatic experiences, it is also possible that we can become more resilient and anti-fragile by moving through traumic experiences in a way that allows us to harvest the lessons of the experience.

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Jul 9, 2019
The Power of Story • Jason Robertson • Qi092

The Power of Story • Jason Robertson • Qi092

What we tell ourselves might be more powerful than our actual experiences. Not only that, our thoughts shape our bodies. Practitioners of East Asian medicine have hard-won, clinically derived tools for conceptualizing how biography affects physiology.  

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Jul 2, 2019
Hands on Medicine • Josh Margolis • Qi091

Hands on Medicine • Josh Margolis • Qi091

When I was a kid it was easy to smell a snow storm coming, or to be able to feel how the wind shifted and the light in the sky meant that you’d better take cover as a thunderstorm was maybe, if you were lucky, 20 minutes away. Us humans...

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Jun 25, 2019
Reflections on Practice • Charlie Buck • Qi090

Reflections on Practice • Charlie Buck • Qi090

When you come right down to it… the practice of Chinese medicine is a kind of applied natural science. What makes for an effective natural scientist? Mostly an abiding sense of curiosity. A willingness to have yourself proven wrong. The...

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Jun 18, 2019
Cultivating Confidence • Dennis von Elgg • Qi089

Cultivating Confidence • Dennis von Elgg • Qi089

Fake it till you make it is not a helpful strategy for acquiring confidence. Any halfway competent human being can sniff out inauthenticity. We can only work at, and improve from, our genuine growing edge of ability and skill....

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Jun 11, 2019

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