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.read more
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We know that Chinese medicine along with the martial and cultivation arts of East Asia share a common root.In our healing practices we are paying attention to the medicinal side of this continuum. We don’t think about the points can be...read more
New Year Reflections, The Practice of Practice And A Look At The Small Intestine That You've Probably Not Considered • Michael Max • Qi065
Ahhh, the new year. A moment in time to reflect on the path recently traveled and what’s up around that bend in the road. This is a solo show reflecting on some of the podcast highlights of the past year, a glimpse into some things...read more
Sometimes takes an instant to know you might fall in love with something. And then it takes years, even decades to unfold all contained in that initial spark. When it comes to the study and practice of Chinese herbs, you’re signing on...read more
Page through the Materia Medica and it is easy to think that Chinese herbal medicine is one unified body of knowledge and practice.But, it’s not. If you look closely you’ll see that different formulations come from different dynasties....read more
Chinese medicine and Korean medicine share a lot of similarities. But there are a few differences. And when it comes to constitutional types, there are some significantly dissimilar perspectives. This is one of the delights of East...read more
Inflammation is a popular topic in the worlds of both alternative and conventional medicine. It’s a pathologic process that is the result of certain disease processes and the generator of others. It is also something that can be treated...read more
The best teachers are perpetual students. They are ones who when things don’t work as expected don’t say the medicine doesn’t work. These people dig into finding out why they don’t yet know how to make it work.While aspects of medicine...read more
It’s easy to think there is one way to take the pulse, and natural to fall back on the habits that formed early on in our learning to attend to this vital aspect of diagnosis and prognosis. Pulse is something our teachers help us to...read more
Sa’am has a good backstory. The meditative attainment of a Buddhist monk sparks a stream of acupuncture that can be taught to simple monks to help alleviate the suffering of the world.read more
Focusing on the Basics: Treating Degenerative Eye Conditions With Chinese Medicine • Paul Nebauer • Qi056
There are basics, principles, fundamentals, some building blocks of how the matter and energy of creation interact and transform. Over the centuries, through wildly different ideas of illness, health and workings of the human body,...read more
Liver qi constraint might be one of the most common diagnosis in the modern Chinese medicine clinic. But the role of the Liver has changed over time, and at one point it was even considered to be part of the neurological system. In this...read more
We trace our medicine back to the Nei Jing, but most of our actual practices come from a more modern perspective. Going back to those roots is not easy. Even for native speakers of Chinese, reading the 文言文 wen yan wen, the classic...read more
Like hitting black ice, suddenly all sense of traction and stability evaporate into a gut wrenching vertigo. Adverse reactions of our patients to acupuncture can trigger this kind of disorientation. And this is when we have an...read more