Welcome to the Community of Qiologicians

Evolve with us. Get deeper into the conversation. 

Join and Support

Walt Disney said “We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make movies.”

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.

If you are here, you’re probably already a regular listener to Qiological. And you might be thinking about supporting the show by becoming a Qiologician

Any business enterprise requires financial stability if there is going to be long-term sustainability. So I’ve opened up this opportunity for you, the listener, to help Qiological grow into a resource that will both support our profession with learning and inspiration, and help us to better help our patients. You can get all the details in the audio above.
But in case you are the kind of person that prefers text to audio. Here are the highlights.

  • Supports the podcast by helping to cover the costs of equipment, software, internet hosting and services, production and some of my time that I’d otherwise be devoting to clinic.
  • It’s a way for you to say “thanks these podcast conversations bring value to my life and practice.”
  • Your support allows us to provide extra content that you’ll find only on the member channel.

 

I’ve heard it said that for something to be heard — it takes someone to speak and another to listen. Thank you for listening to Qiological, and if you would like to support the show so it has more resources to continue to expand and evolve, then please join and become a member of the community.

An Opportunity to 
Support Something You Love

Exclusive Podcasts for Qiologician Community

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

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.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

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.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

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.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

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.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

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.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

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.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

Coherence and Patterning • Edward Neal

Coherence and Patterning • Edward Neal

How does acupuncture work?

We hear this question all the time. From our patients, from someone we just met at a neighborhood BBQ, from out parents, and if we are honest— ourselves.
The ancient Chinese mind that conjured up acupuncture did not consider…

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

Practical Cosmology • Deborah Woolf

Practical Cosmology • Deborah Woolf

How does acupuncture work?

We hear this question all the time. From our patients, from someone we just met at a neighborhood BBQ, from out parents, and if we are honest— ourselves.
The ancient Chinese mind that conjured up acupuncture did not consider nerve pathways, endocrinological response or brain chemistry.

The ancient Chinese mind looked out into nature and used that reflection to dream into the body. They considered the natural tides of expansion and contraction. The formed and the unformed, and how physical form arises from an unseen patterning that leaves its trace, like wind on deserts sands.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

Stalking the Wild Caterpiller Fungus • Jeff Chilton

Stalking the Wild Caterpiller Fungus • Jeff Chilton

Cordyceps is one of the precious medicinals of the Chinese medicine pharmacopeia. It’s a wild grown substance that has only recently begun to give up the secrets to how it can be cultivated so that its benefits can be enjoyed by more than a privileged few.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

Five Movements and Six Qi • Sharon Weizenbaum

Five Movements and Six Qi • Sharon Weizenbaum

We often consider the Five Phases when doing acupuncture, and the Six Conformations when treating our patients with herbal medicine.

In this conversation we consider the interplay of “wu yun, liu qi” the five movements and six climatic qi from the perspective of diagnosis and understanding not just what problem a patient has, but also its progression through time.

This content is restricted

To get full access you need to join the Qiologician Community

Thanks for listening
and for your support
of the podcast