I never planned to host a podcast show: one of many curiosities on the road of practicing Chinese medicine

With Special Host: Paola Campanelli
With Guest: Michael Max

Episode Qi012

This episode started out as a short solo show to give you a sense of what to expect from Qiological in the coming year.

Then a friend who I wanted to interview for the show said, “Actually, I'd like to interview you. I've got some questions about the background of your podcast show, and what motivates and fuels you through the various projects I've seen you undertake over the years.”
So today's show is not only gives you a glimpse of what's ahead, but also a peek behind the microphone.

Listen in and find out how I stumbled onto the idea for Qiological Podcast, how curiosity and failure make for a potent prescription for learning and creativity, and why running into resistance is not a sign you're on the wrong path, but rather the right one.
In this conversation we discuss:
  • Where the name Qiological comes from
  • A great idea proven wrong by reality
  • A couple quick SEO tips
  • Some things Michael has learned through podcasting
  • What Michael likes in a podcast
  • How content is chosen for the show
  • Resistance and the creative process
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Paola Campanelli

After graduating in philosophy in my native Italy, Paola Campanelli started graduate study in philosophy of medicine. This is how I discovered Chinese medicine, a medical system that did not struggle with the same constraints as ‘our’ medicine. In time, I moved from my intrigue over the philosophical underpinnings of conventional medicine to those of Chinese medicine. This led naturally to practicing both herbal and manipulative medicine, specifically shiatsu. On this path I found myself seven years in Taiwan and China, studying modern and classical Chinese and learning from doctors through clinical observation.

I became accustomed to grappling and dancing with the sometimes radical cultural differences. From that time until now I continue to translate and interpret Chinese medicine topics between Chinese and English. I am an editor for the Journal of Chinese Medicine and am based in Germany. I travel regularly for my clinical work, and to teach shiatsu through the European Shiatsu School in Brighton, UK and Tainan, Taiwan.
Links and Resources

Here's a link to the archives of Perspectives: Musing on Medicine, the monthly newsletter from Yong Kang clinic.

Everyday Acupuncture Podcastis Michael's podcast series the focuses on educating and informing the general public. Steven Pressfield's War of Artshould be part of the kit for any artist, entrepreneur or business owner.

It's hard to resist the advice of someone when they tell you to "go out and make a ruckus." Seth Godin's thoughts and advice on "doing our art and shipping it" is brilliant. If you have any issues with being a "marketer or a business person" then subscribing to Uncle Seth's blog .

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I’ve heard it said that for something to be heard — it takes someone to speak and another to listen.

Michael Max

Acupuncturist, Podcast Host
About me
I've always been more drawn to questions than answers. And the practice of medicine seems to more lively when infused with a sense of curiosity and inquiry. It's been delight and honor to be able to discuss our medicine with so many thoughtful and skilled practitioners.

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