Heavenly Qi is a conversation about all things Yin and Yang, reaching out to practitioners of Traditional East Asian Medicine around the world.
Creativity versus Service
Do you have a self care list? In these extraordinarily difficult times the balance between service and self care and has never been more difficult to maintain. Most of us in the last year have, at least at some point, been in a "fight-or-flight" state which has many negative consequences for our health. Clare Pyers and Naava Carman talk openly about their personal journeys and discuss ways to keep you and your patients in a balanced state.
The Use Of Herbs In Pregnancy And Postpartum
The tendency is to consider a pregnancy so delicate that we should take a ‘hands off’ approach to treatment especially in the first trimester. Sharon Weizenbaum joins Clare Pyers to dispel fears and give practitioners a solid grounding on giving herbs during this important time. There is a fundamental lack of text books on this subject and so Sharon has begun the arduous task of translating some of the ancient Chinese texts into English. If you can read Chinese then this may be your calling.
Gender and Sexuality
It is essential that everyone who comes to our clinic feels respected, included and heard. The emergence of the LGBT community represents some significant challenges to not only practitioners but to society as a whole. In this podcast Co-hosts Naava Carman and Clare Pyers explore the issues involved in creating a ‘safe place’ - for all of our patients.
The Treatment Of Male Infertility With Integrative Chinese Medicine
Men’s fertility is sorely unrepresented in the literature and it can be a joy to a couple to find out there are many things that a man can do to help improve their chances of having a baby. Some men, on the other hand, can be reluctant and may need some coaxing to get them on board for their fertility journey. Co-host Naava Carman joins Clare Pyers as they discuss the training of dogs, children and men.
Women’s Health and Fertility as a specialisation of Chinese Medicine
Albert Einstein wrote that “Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it.”
Mary-Jo Bevin: Using Raw Herbs In The Clinic
What is your internal dialogue when it comes to prescribing raw herbs in the clinic? Are you wrongly assuming your patients are time poor? Raw herbs are the most potent, quickest working and the most customisable solution to offer your patients. A commitment of a couple of hours a week to the boiling of the herbs is something that most patients will do when the benefits are properly explained to them. Mary-Jo Bevin joins Clare Pyers in an episode full of encouragement to inspire your patients to take the time and consume those raw herbs.
So inspiring and natural
As a TCM student this podcast has given me the “hug” I need in a very difficult course. You are both so calming and encouraging of this career path and lifestyle, can’t thank you enough.
Thrilling information and guests
Heavenly qi is a wonderful podcast that is documenting all that is on offer in Chinese medicine today. The presenters have a knack for finding people with especially deep knowledge and experience and allowing them to open up about the areas they are passionate about. Listening to this podcast is really a thrill, and a teaser for what is possible in the world of oriental medicine . Already I’m making plans to hunts down their guests for further education!
Thank you so much
I would like thank you guys so much I learn so much from the great interviews and topics you discuss please please keep up them coming