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I suspect you have a similar feeling about your acupuncture practice. And there is a lot you do in service of extending your skills and understanding so you can better help others heal. I hope the work I do with Qiological helps you with deepening your craft.

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Stress is Not Manageable • Heidi Lovie

Stress is Not Manageable • Heidi Lovie

Stress management is something we started to hear about in the 1980’s. But compare the “stress” of the 80’s with the 2000’s and we are talking very different worlds. Then 2020 arrives and we wish we had the stress and problems of just a year or two ago.

In this conversation with Heidi Lovie we look at how to handle life when things change more in four months than they used to change in four years.

Heidi’s take no prisoners approach to Covid, social unrest, failing economies, troublesome landlords and political monkeyshines will give you some hope for our off the rails world.

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The Problem With the Medical Model • Alice Whieldon

The Problem With the Medical Model • Alice Whieldon

The medical model is useful for certain conditions and problems. It also lends itself to a factory sort of medicine that allows a large number of people to be served using protocols and standard procedures. But when a patient’s issues don’t fit neatly into “the machine” then that system of medicine is not just not helpful, it can bring harm.
Engaging with a patient free of flowcharts and diagnostic codes invites into a space free of agenda and technique. It allows for a kind of non-doing that can allow for a patient connecting with resources they did not know they had.
Listen into this Part Two conversation with with Alice Whieldon on the cost of the medical model.

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Tea Time Talk with Sabine Wilms

Tea Time Talk with Sabine Wilms

This is the audio from a Teal Time talk with Sabine Wilms. Sabine holds these conversations with practitioners who have a taste for the classic and scholarly perspectives.

I love the translations that Sabine so lovingly puts her heart and soul into. Humming with Elephants with one of my all time favorite books on our medicine. I was delighted to have this conversation with Sabine and how you enjoy it as well.

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Unceasing Inquiry • Richard Hammerschlag

Unceasing Inquiry • Richard Hammerschlag

It’s easy to think of researchers as stotic characters in laboratory coats who rely on their frontal cortex and religiously follow the flowchart of “science.”

But science is not a flowchart, and researcher is really another name for someone who grew into adulthood with their curiosity intact.

Listen in to this conversation on luck, intention, intuition, investigation and biofields.

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The Privlege and Burden of Practice • Rebecca Avern

The Privlege and Burden of Practice • Rebecca Avern

Spending time in the clinic seasons us. It exposes us to success, failure and unending questions about healing, wellbeing and connection that over time can help us to sit with our patients in the midst of deep difficulty.

In this conversation with Rebecca Avern we discuss the fortitude that must be developed to sit with the difficult to answer questions that arise in clinic. And how clinical work, while it deepens and enriches the lives of our patients and ourselves, does extract a kind of price.

It would not be untrue to say doing our work is a privledge, and it also brings a certain kind of shadow.

Listen into this conversation on presence, inquiry, and listening with your qi. As well as a look at the shadow side of practice.

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Practice, Attitude and Success • Lamya Kamel

Practice, Attitude and Success • Lamya Kamel

Getting a practice started is hard. Part of the process is recognizing the strengths and skills we already have, and the other part is being open to allowing our experience to teach us.

In this Part Two conversation with Lamya Kamel we look at how our practices ask us to grow in challenging, yet essential ways. And that while we may not have confidence in the beginning, over time it can arise when we approach our work with integrity and passion.

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Immunity and Resiliency

Immunity and Resiliency

With the novel coronavirus spreading through the world, health care practitioners of all stripes are offering treatments and methods to “boost immunity.” Patients and consumers are also keen to find and purchase products with this claim as well. Is immunity what we are looking for, or would it be better to cultivate a vital resiliency?

Chinese medicine does not have an immune system in the same way that we think about it with modern bio-medicine. It’s not that there is a lack processes that help the body to maintain its integrity and function— there are. But those processes are less about identifying and killing intruders, and more about helping the body to adapt and respond.

Each individual will response a little differently to infections or external invasion, and the state and strength of our vitality also plays a key role.

In this panel discussion with Laura McGraw, Toby Daly and Chris Powell we take a look at the “immune response” from the Chinese medicine point of view.

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Tidal Flows and Channel Resonance • Brenda Hood

Tidal Flows and Channel Resonance • Brenda Hood

The 子午 zi wu, “Chinese Clock” that helps us to learn the flow of qi through the channels can give us a glimpse into many underlying dynamics of organ relation, influences of the six qi and the five phases.

In this conversation we take a deep gaze into what Brenda Hood likes to call the Tidal Flow Clock.

There is a lot here when you start look below the surface.

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Discovering What It Means to be a Doctor • Poney Chiang

Discovering What It Means to be a Doctor • Poney Chiang

In our last conversation with Poney, we talked about the neurological view of acupuncture points. In this Part Two conversation we’re exploring what got Poney interested in medicine in the first place and how he ended up becoming an acupuncturist when his first interest was in herbs, philosophy and metaphysics.

In this conversation we talk about the deep structure of Chinese medicine, kung fu movies, the Yi Jing, feng shui and how life takes unexpected turns. Poney also shares how Chinese medicine allowed him to grow as a person and how it helped him do things he never thought would be doing.

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Using Saam in the Community Clinic • Toby Daly

This is the audio of a webinar conversation on the use of Saam acupuncture in the community clinic setting.
We get into particular benefits of the Saam system and why it’s well suited to using in the community clinic setting. And detail some challenges and considerations in terms of training that need to be addressed.

Finally, we talk about a few commonly seen issues in the community clinic and how to treat them.

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