Cultivation

The Dao of Communication • Margot Rossi & Nick Pole • Qi144

The Dao of Communication • Margot Rossi & Nick Pole • Qi144

You’ve noticed in the treatment room, that moment when something “lands” for the patient, and there's a palpable internal shift. You’ve noticed this in yourself, that a question can be inviting as a whisper, or make you bristle like a growling dog....

May 12, 2020
Listening • Michael Max • Qi137

Listening • Michael Max • Qi137

Listening is not a skill that I expected to develop. I thought I’d get good with palpation or pulse reading. After all, the masters are said to get what they need with the pause and a few questions. That’s what I was aiming for, however it did not...

Apr 14, 2020
Curiosity in the Time of Corona • Greg Bantick • Qi134

Curiosity in the Time of Corona • Greg Bantick • Qi134

Some of the difficulties faced by many of us in this time of pandemic are the disorientation, anxiety and fear that arise from uncertainty. But if you look more closely, you’ll see that there never is in this life the guarantee of certainty. It can...

Mar 26, 2020
Creativity, Presence and Attention • Michael McMahon • Qi123

Creativity, Presence and Attention • Michael McMahon • Qi123

The practice of medicine is not completely about what we do, it’s also informed by how we are. How our presence, perception and allowing ourselves to abide in that space between knowing, sensing and being can invite a quiet, non-rational part of ourselves into the clinical encounter.

Michael McMahon, like many of us, did not initially set out to become a Chinese medicine practitioner. It was more a process of discovery— of a kind of feeling your way in the dark. It was a following something that lead to the next, which in turn opened a new opportunity. Not unlike the threads we follow in clinic that take and our patients to surprising places.

Listen in to this conversation that reminds us there is something quiet and still that helps to inform the “doing” of our work.

Jan 28, 2020
The Archetypes of Confucius and Carl Jung • Pia Giammasi • Qi120

The Archetypes of Confucius and Carl Jung • Pia Giammasi • Qi120

Archetypes are deep influences that all humans share. They give us a glimpse into the complicated landscape of our psyche. They can live in the light or influence from the dark. Carl Jung had a lot to say about our intrapsychic world, how these influences are shared across culture and time, and how they manifest in personal and societal behavior. And while they are separated by the distance of culture and thousands of years Confucius had a lot to say that rhymes with the Jungian ideas on Being, Doing, Thinking and Feeling

Jan 7, 2020
Daoism in the Modern World • Josh Paynter • Qi118

Daoism in the Modern World • Josh Paynter • Qi118

Daoism and Daoist thought is something that many acupuncturists have been exposed to. It might have been part of what launched our interest in studying medicine. And perhaps you’ve had the experience of reading books like the Dao De Jing and come away more with a sense of confusion than clarity. It’s challenging for us as modern westerners to grasp the meaning of writings that have come to us from across the expanse of time, culture and language.

Dec 24, 2019
Qi Anatomy • Brenda Hood • Qi116

Qi Anatomy • Brenda Hood • Qi116

The way we make sense of structure helps us to understand function. Drawing lines and divisions helps us to understand parts. But a keen understanding of the parts does not always help us to see the whole of the functioning of those parts. The...

Dec 10, 2019

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