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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...

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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...

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Mar 26, 2020
Researching the Essence of Moxa • Alice Douglas • Qi133

Researching the Essence of Moxa • Alice Douglas • Qi133

Moxibustion is one of the more interesting methods in toolbox. Stunning in its simplicity and often brings deep relief for those who are a good fit for this method. It’s curious how the burning of this particular herb can bring about healing. Alice...

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Mar 24, 2020
Acupuncture in the Borderlands • Ryan Bemis • Qi132

Acupuncture in the Borderlands • Ryan Bemis • Qi132

Ours is a portable medicine. In the 1960’s the barefoot doctors in China took Chinese medicine into the countryside. Over the years acupuncturist’s response to natural disasters has show us that acupuncture can be practiced in makeshift shelters or...

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Mar 17, 2020
Special Episode- Treating the Coronavirus With Chinese Medicine • Jin Zhao • Qi126

Special Episode- Treating the Coronavirus With Chinese Medicine • Jin Zhao • Qi126

The corona virus that emerged in Wu Han earlier in this year has disrupted travel and business and has been a deep cause of concern as doctors throughout the world, and especially in China, strive to understand the nature of this pathogen. Conventional medicine brings it’s modern research techniques to this inquiry. While those of us in the Chinese medicine world seek to understand this modern epidemic disease through the lens and prisms of Chinese medicine.

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Feb 16, 2020
Attending to the Field of Healing • Esther Platner • Qi124

Attending to the Field of Healing • Esther Platner • Qi124

There is something about connection that goes beyond words. There is a way of engaging with those who seek our help that goes beyond the ten questions. Connection is not something we do, it’s a way we are.
In this conversation with long time practitioner Esther Platner we explore the spaces that don’t quite fit into words. Tread into territories without maps. And sit for a bit with the curiosities and surprise that arise in clinic when we attend with an open awareness.
Beyond our theory, and beyond understanding there is a way we can meet our patients with a wide-open sense of inquiry that asks us to bring everything we have, and leave behind our preconceptions. Chinese medicine has its scholarly tradition, but we don’t so often hear from the poetic.
Here’s your opportunity.

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Feb 4, 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.

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Jan 28, 2020
CBD, Neurology and the Inspiration That Comes From Unexpected Challenges • Chloe Weber • Qi122

CBD, Neurology and the Inspiration That Comes From Unexpected Challenges • Chloe Weber • Qi122

The changes that come from an unexpected direction tend to be the ones that transform our lives the most. Chloe Weber did not plan on becoming an expert in neurology. She was on the path of providing herbs and acupuncture to low income populations. But when her son’s rare neurological condition invited her to move in a different direction, she took that invitation.

Listen in to this conversation on neurology, CBD, Chinese herbs and how a business can be built because it turns out that in solving your own problems, you can help a lot of other people solve theirs as well.

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Jan 21, 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

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Jan 7, 2020
The Power of Connection- Business as an Aspect of Community • Qi119

The Power of Connection- Business as an Aspect of Community • Qi119

An often overlooked aspect of running our own business is that it gives us a potent way of connecting with others and serving a community. Sure there are additional responsibilities that come with this kind of an opportunity. But the freedom it can give us, and the ways it will challenge us with personal growth, opens up experiences and opportunities we’d otherwise not have.

Listen into this conversation on how doing business asks each of us to develop untapped potential in ourselves, connect us with a larger community and give us the opportunity to live a life where we get to choose our own responsibilities.

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Dec 30, 2019

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