Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture is not just sticking needles into people. It is a way of gently coaxing healing from the body, by helping the body to listen to itself.
While acupuncture is one of the pillars of Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, dietary habits and the influences of foods, movement and postural practices, and a vital blend of ancient physiology along with a keen observational eye for how multiple systems work together all are aspects of Chinese medicine that we will discuss here on Everyday Acupuncture.
So in addition to acupuncture we will touch on those wider aspects of Chinese medicine. And even some aspects of modern medicine as they relate to the ancient Chinese wisdom about health and well-being.
Farewell Episode • EAP086
This is the last episode of Everyday Acupuncture Podcast. If you are long time listener, thanks for coming along on this ride.
Those of you that are practitioners, I am continuing to podcast about East Asian medicine and acupuncture over on www.qiologic.com
If you are here looking for information about how acupuncture and East Asian medicine might be helpful for you. You are in luck. There are 85 episodes that will help you to better understand the various ways this medicine can be of service.
Discussions From Clinic • Solo Show, Michael Max • EAP085
I never know what will come up in a clinic session. That’s the fun part of the job; not knowing. Not knowing and being attentive to what arises. It’s a cross between meditation and motorcycle repair.
This episode is one of those rare solo shows. It’s fueled by some discussions that commonly occur in my clinic.
In this short discussion I’ll cover:
Do I need to be sick to get acupuncture?
Hydration and fluid metabolism
How does acupuncture work?
Who is an acupuncturist?
Simple Not Easy_ The Practice of Qi Gong and Tai Chi • Marshall Garland • EAP084
Qi gong can look deceptively simple. From the outside it looks like stillness in motion, but what is unfolding on the inside is another matter entirely.
Here in the West we are used to aggressive, outward motion while being distracted with TV shows, music or magazines at the gym. But the Chinese internal arts, while from the outside does not look like much, inside there is an attentive focus that for many of us is the hardest workout of all.
Listen in for a conversation on the simple, but not easy practice of tai chi and qi gong and the health benefits that can arise from slow steady attentive focus.
Chinese Kitchen Table Medicine- the healing power of guasha • Liz March • EAP083
Pretty much every auntie and grandma in China is well versed in how to use a soup spoon to raise the therapeutic rash of guasha.
Guasha is a part of Chinese folk medicine, and like so many folk medicines, it is simple, safe and effective.
Guasha can be used for a wide variety of aliments from the common cold, to neck and back pain, to headaches, sinus congestion, joint pain, discomfort from chronic injuries and it even helps to tone the face and reduce wrinkles.
Listen in and learn how raising a bit of a therapeutic rash can help the body to generate a powerful healing response.
Martial Arts, Personality, and The Five Spirits • Jonathan Bluestein • EAP082
Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts all share a common root. The applications might be different, but they come back a grounding in Yin/Yang and Five Phases.
In this episode we speak with a martial artist and teacher who helps us to bridge some of the fundamental perspectives with yin and yang, the ba gua and five phases with modern Jungian psychology.
Listen in and find out why it is important for anyone studying the martial arts to know something about empathy.
Acupuncture in Morocco • Chad Conner • EAP081
Living in a foreign country brings challenges and opportunities.
In this episode we discuss life and culture in Morocco, how acupuncture came to be accepted there, and how what began as a wellness center turned into a school of acupuncture.
interesting and useful
Solid interviewing with not only great content but well-qualified people.