100 episodes

Oriental medicine was not developed in a laboratory. It does not advance through double-blind controlled studies, nor does it respond well to petri dish experimentation. Our medicine did not come from the statistical regression of randomized cohorts, but from the observation and treatment of individuals in their particular environment. It grows out of an embodied sense of understanding how life moves, unfolds, develops and declines.


Medicine comes from continuous, thoughtful practice of what we do in clinic, and how we approach that work. The practice of medicine is more — much more — than simply treating illness. It is more than acquiring skills and techniques. And it is more than memorizing the experiences of others. It takes a certain kind of eye, an inquiring mind and relentlessly inquisitive heart.

Qiological is an opportunity to deepen our practice with conversations that go deep into acupuncture, herbal medicine, cultivation practices, and the practice of having a practice. It’s an opportunity to sit in the company of others with similar interests, but perhaps very different minds. Through these dialogues perhaps we can better understand our craft.

Qiological Podcast Michael Max, L.Ac

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 137 Ratings

Oriental medicine was not developed in a laboratory. It does not advance through double-blind controlled studies, nor does it respond well to petri dish experimentation. Our medicine did not come from the statistical regression of randomized cohorts, but from the observation and treatment of individuals in their particular environment. It grows out of an embodied sense of understanding how life moves, unfolds, develops and declines.


Medicine comes from continuous, thoughtful practice of what we do in clinic, and how we approach that work. The practice of medicine is more — much more — than simply treating illness. It is more than acquiring skills and techniques. And it is more than memorizing the experiences of others. It takes a certain kind of eye, an inquiring mind and relentlessly inquisitive heart.

Qiological is an opportunity to deepen our practice with conversations that go deep into acupuncture, herbal medicine, cultivation practices, and the practice of having a practice. It’s an opportunity to sit in the company of others with similar interests, but perhaps very different minds. Through these dialogues perhaps we can better understand our craft.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
137 Ratings

137 Ratings

ShapeOfQi ,

Keeps my mind open, brain spongy, and heart inspired

As a student of East Asian medicine, I find it so important to balance learning for school and board exams with really learning and embodying the medicine. I love the style of this podcast. I feel super connected to an esteemed community of doers who are making a difference in the world. Thanks Michael Max, for allowing me on-demand access to all these wonderful “sifu’s”.

And YES, I’m a Qiologician. Love all the extras and proud to give back to the community.

Emily Rea ,

Look forward to every episode

I’m so grateful to have access to a high quality, entertaining podcast on Chinese Medicine. Insightful, inspirational and educational!

Linguistic Mystic ,

Delicious Professional Development

Entertaining, full of wisdom and resources... It's nice to feel more connected to the world of Chinese Medicine while on my long drives. Lots of gems here that can immediately be applied, and others that will take time to germinate. Thank you!

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