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It’s such an exciting time in the world of health and wellness, as we are increasingly seeing the time-tested science and health technologies of the East confirmed in the modern biochemical research of the west. As a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, herbalist, acupuncturist and a long-time yoga practitioner, I’ve had the very good fortune to be exposed to some of the health technologies and science of the East. At the same, hailing from a family of Western scientists, and as a scientist and researcher myself, I love nerding out on the latest science and research from the West. To my mind, both ways of looking at the body share much in common – they just use different languages to describe the same things.



They say knowledge is power, and this podcast was created to bring you the best of East and West – to help you empower your health. If you love what you hear, please subscribe, share and leave an iTunes review so that we can share the love even further! And I’d love to hear from you – what would you like me to talk about? What health and wellness questions would you like answered?

Balanced Natural Health with Dr. Maz Dr. Maz Roginski (BHSc. Chinese Medicine)

    • Medicine
    • 5.0, 24 Ratings

It’s such an exciting time in the world of health and wellness, as we are increasingly seeing the time-tested science and health technologies of the East confirmed in the modern biochemical research of the west. As a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, herbalist, acupuncturist and a long-time yoga practitioner, I’ve had the very good fortune to be exposed to some of the health technologies and science of the East. At the same, hailing from a family of Western scientists, and as a scientist and researcher myself, I love nerding out on the latest science and research from the West. To my mind, both ways of looking at the body share much in common – they just use different languages to describe the same things.



They say knowledge is power, and this podcast was created to bring you the best of East and West – to help you empower your health. If you love what you hear, please subscribe, share and leave an iTunes review so that we can share the love even further! And I’d love to hear from you – what would you like me to talk about? What health and wellness questions would you like answered?

    Episode 15: COVID-19, Chinese Medicine and germ theory

    Episode 15: COVID-19, Chinese Medicine and germ theory

    In today’s episode, we are delving deeper into the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, a topic that is on many of our minds right now. In the last episode, I touched on some of the preventative practices and lifestyle measures we can be incorporating right now, and we will be reiterating some of these in light of new understanding around the novel coronavirus. There is so much that we can do each day to nurture our health, and now is a wonderful opportunity to prioritise our health and wellbeing - not just for our own sakes, but also for those of our community. I hope you find this information empowering and heartening!

    Show Notes

    Climate & COVID-19

    https://www.inkstonenews.com/science/scientists-found-regions-hit-hard-coronavirus-share-similar-climate/article/3075085

    https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3550308

    https://time.com/4888327/why-sunlight-is-so-good-for-you/

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4504358/

    https://medium.com/@ra.hobday/coronavirus-and-the-sun-a-lesson-from-the-1918-influenza-pandemic-509151dc8065

    https://theconversation.com/5-ways-nutrition-could-help-your-immune-system-fight-off-the-coronavirus-133356

    https://academic.oup.com/icb/article/54/3/419/2797803

    https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/news/covid-19-china-traditional-medicine/

    https://www.functionalmedicineuniversity.com/public/937.cfm

    https://www.britannica.com/biography/Claude-Bernard

    https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-1-4020-4425-0_9392

    https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/246568#The-Microbiome

    https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3800632,00.html

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/chinese-solution-melbourne-s

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1043661820307556

    https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202002/27/WS5e5716f3a31012821727aa5f.html

    https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202003/13/WS5e6b7218a31012821727f03f.html

    Zhang, DH, Wu, KL, Zhang, X, Deng, SQ & Peng, B (2020). In silico screening of Chinese herbal medicines with the potential to directly inhibit 2019 novel coronavirus.Journal of Integrative Medicine, January 2020

    Chen, Z & Nakamura, T (2004). Statistical evidence for the usefulness of Chinese medicine in the treatment of SARS. Phytotherapy Research, Volume 18, Issue 7, July 2004, Pages 592-594

    Luo, H, Tang, QL, Shang, YX,

    • 23 min
    Episode 15 Intro: Chinese Medicine & Coronavirus Covid-19

    Episode 15 Intro: Chinese Medicine & Coronavirus Covid-19

    This is a quick introduction to a longer episode coming next week, regarding Chinese Medicine and the novel coronavirus Covid-19. Since the outbreak of the virus, our Chinese Medicine colleagues in China have been using individualised Chinese herbal medicine to ease symptoms and support recovery from the disease.

    I’ll be going into more detail on case studies and treatment approaches next week, however in the interim, there is a lot of insight we can gain from a Chinese Medicine perspective on the virus, and how to best boost our immunity and vitality so that our bodies do not provide a favourable environment for the virus to get settled in. Join us as we look at simple ways to build our health and wellness at this time.

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    Disclaimer

    Chinese Medicine is a personalised, functional medicine that treats the individual and the root cause of their presenting imbalance (what conventional medicine would call the symptom, disease or condition). This means that your doctor of Chinese Medicine will work one-on-one with you to achieve a personalised treatment plan. As such, this podcast is for informational purposes and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or substitute existing medical advice.

    © Copyright Balanced Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and Dr. Maz Roginski 2020

    • 10 min
    Episode 14: Late Summer Diet & Lifestyle Tips

    Episode 14: Late Summer Diet & Lifestyle Tips

    Right now, we find ourselves in the season of Late Summer – a time of humidity and dampness that can overwhelm the organ systems related to digestion and fluid metabolism, potentially resulting in digestive symptoms, weight changes, fluid retention, swelling, fatigue and foggy thinking. Luckily, Chinese Medicine has developed simple diet and lifestyle tweaks that help us flow in harmony with the seasons – including this time of dampness. Join us as we learn more about how to balance our bodies at this time for greater health and vitality!

    Episode Highlights

    • the current season of Late Summer affects the Earth element, linked to digestion, energy assimilation and fluid metabolism

    • the organs of digestion - the Spleen and Stomach - are easily overwhelmed by dampness and humidity, resulting in the common symptoms at this time of year of digestive upset, appetite changes, weight changes, bloating, nausea, diarrhoea / constipation, reflux

    • gut health is the foundation of good health, so other symptoms may arise at this time too, like fatigue, foggy thinking, flat moods and fluid metabolism issues like swelling and fluid retention

    • the associated emotion of the Earth season is Worry, so this may be popping up as over-thinking or anxiety

    • luckily, Chinese Medicine has identified simple diet and lifestyle tweaks that can support our bodies at this time, and help us to flow in harmony with the season!

    • these are things like caring for our digestion with warm, cooked foods and digestion-boosting herbs and spices

    • chewing well and creating boundaries around mealtimes

    • practicing gratitude and basking in the abundance of the season

    • starting to slow down as we head towards the cooler months

    • practicing a grounding breath to allow us to drop into "rest-and-digest" mode (parasympathetic mode) which can be so helpful at this time of year.

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    Disclaimer

    Chinese Medicine is a personalised, functional medicine that treats the individual and the root cause of their presenting imbalance (what conventional medicine would call the symptom, disease or condition). This means that your doctor of Chinese Medicine will work one-on-one with you to achieve a personalised treatment plan. As such, this podcast is for informational purposes and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or substitute existing medical advice.

    © Copyright Balanced Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and Dr. Maz Roginski 2020

    • 17 min
    Episode 13: Five Elements & Five Flavours – Herbal Medicine & Food Medicine

    Episode 13: Five Elements & Five Flavours – Herbal Medicine & Food Medicine

    Today we continue our discussion about the Five Elements in Chinese Medicine - and how they relate to the five flavours of different foods and medicinal herbs. This knowledge forms the foundation of Chinese Herbal Medicine and dietary therapy – and it helps direct us in knowing how to use our pantry as a medicine cabinet. There’s lots to talk about, so let’s get into it!

    Show Notes & Links

    Five Elements - generation, support and containment

    Heirloom vs Cultivated Plants

    source: Bill Marsh/The New York Times; illustrations by Matt Curtius



    https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/05/26/sunday-review/26corn-ch.html

    https://www.urbanmoonshine.com/blogs/blog/bitters-and-digestive-juices

    https://academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/72/6/1424/4729430

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25051278

    http://www.isnff-jfb.com/index.php/JFB/article/view/89/166

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6766813/

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/87559129.2018.1438470

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/bioactive-compound

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/agricultural-and-biological-sciences/phytochemical

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6331972/

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335903151_Bioactive_composition_and_promising_health_benefits_of_natural_food_flavors_and_colorants_potential_beyond_their_basic_functions

    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-05-bitter-receptors-human-hearts.html

    https://www.jamesmarrnaturopathy.com.au/why-heirloom-fruit-and-veg-is-better-for-your-health/

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    Disclaimer

    Chinese Medicine is a personalised, functional medicine that treats the individual and the root cause of their presenting imbalance (what conventional medicine would call the symptom, disease or condition). This means that your doctor of Chinese Medicine will work one-on-one with you to achieve a personalised treatment plan. As such,

    • 16 min
    Episode 12: Five Elements, Organ Systems & Emotions

    Episode 12: Five Elements, Organ Systems & Emotions

    Today we demystify the 5 Elements - a central concept that we use in Chinese Medicine to classify things, symptoms, phenomena and the world around us. Stemming from Daoist philosophy, for the past several thousand years, 5 Element thought has informed Chinese science, technology and culture, influencing fields as diverse as military strategy, music, martial arts and of course, medicine! There is so much insight to be gained from an understanding of the 5 Elements concept, and how it applies to life, health and the world around us, so join me as we dive in deeper!

    Show Notes & Links

    Five Elements - generation, support and containment

    Show Notes & Links

    https://www.thoughtco.com/mandarin-meaning-of-yin-yang-2278446

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/science/being-happy-could-cause-you-7480609

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    Disclaimer

    Chinese Medicine is a personalised, functional medicine that treats the individual and the root cause of their presenting imbalance (what conventional medicine would call the symptom, disease or condition). This means that your doctor of Chinese Medicine will work one-on-one with you to achieve a personalised treatment plan. As such, this podcast is for informational purposes and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or substitute existing medical advice.

    © Copyright Balanced Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and Dr. Maz Roginski 2020

    • 19 min
    Episode 11: Everything Old is New again! The convergence of leading-edge biomedicine with ancient Chinese Medicine wisdom

    Episode 11: Everything Old is New again! The convergence of leading-edge biomedicine with ancient Chinese Medicine wisdom

    It’s such an interesting time for us Doctors of Chinese Medicine right now, as we are seeing more and more of our fundamental medical concepts embraced as the foundation of the most progressive biomedicine, particularly in the spheres of functional & integrative medicine - and in medicine personalised to the individual. We also see it in the central importance of gut health to whole body health, in the mind-body connection, and in the interconnectedness of humans and their environment. Join us as we talk more about this intersection of new and old!

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    Disclaimer

    Chinese Medicine is a personalised, functional medicine that treats the individual and the root cause of their presenting imbalance (what conventional medicine would call the symptom, disease or condition). This means that your doctor of Chinese Medicine will work one-on-one with you to achieve a personalised treatment plan. As such, this podcast is for informational purposes and is not intended to diagnose, prescribe or substitute existing medical advice.

    © Copyright Balanced Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine and Dr. Maz Roginski 2020

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

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Dr Maz is honest heartfelt sincere & genuine
You can truly see that she is an expert in her field & I can’t wait to continue to get more treatments. I look forward to listening to all of her podcasts & educating myself on all things body & mind 🤎🙏🏻

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These podcasts have been prepared with a flawless scientific rigour and presented with an exemplary clarity. The author has reviewed, in a very disciplined manner, important recent and historical publications pertaining to the topics she has chosen to address, integrating all the information she has collected into a coherent picture. Her podcasts are a most useful resource for anybody interested in the vast body of knowledge that Traditional Chinese Medicine represents. Thank you!

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