Dr. Amanda Cohen is a doctor of Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine and combines science, psychology, research, and magic into her practice. Dr. Amanda is an intellectual powerhouse. She has a dual bachelors degree in clinical psychology and anthropology from Cornell, a Master's Degree in Health Psychology Research from UC Irvine, and a Clinical Master's Degree and Doctoral Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Emperor's College. She has a lot of college loans in the name of learning how to help and heal people! She owns Source Point Wellness in Los Angeles which offers in person and telemedicine services to her patients. She combines Eastern and Western natural medicine treatments. She considers herself a Health Detective & Medical Intuit and is determined to get to the root of each individual patient's physical, emotional, and spiritual imbalances. She does this work by reading heavily into individuals issues and lab work. She aims to provide healing plans that empower patients to have lasting results. She has developed a healing modality called High Priestess Healing, where she is now able to provide acupuncture from a distance (virtual acupuncture) to people needing healing all over the world. She has found this work incredibly inspiring as she has been able to treat insomnia in Denmark, migraines in Africa, and stomach pain in Canada...all in a single day! She is launching a course in January open to everyone, to teach others how to practice acupuncture (also virtually), to create more healers in a deeply broken world.
The chat with Dr. Amanda and Mel covers just what functional medicine is, Dr. Amanda's own story with pain, her self-actualization, her fearlessness towards Entrepreneurialism, being a boss/wife/spiritual woman, and many other fun and interesting topics. She is a wealth of information and we are so grateful for her time on the show to teach us all a bit more about this amazing career path. You can also get Akashic Record readings and other services on her website through her amazing colleagues. Take control of your health and wellness, and functional medicine is an amazing path to take if you're frustrated with the "normal" American health system.
Dr. Amanda promised a book list so here it is! In the Flo by Alisa Vitti, The Web that has No Weaver by Ted Kaptchuk, Start Where You Are by Pema Chodron, and Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh. Try using Overdrive to read for free. All you need is a library card! Write down and download all the book recommendations in this podcast for continued listening and exploration of this topic. Also head over to melrosemoney for the financial blog on this topic as well.
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