The Response is the Treatment
With Guest: Dan Bensky
- What sparked Dan's interest in Chinese medicine
- The strength of Chinese medicine is in its multiple viewpoints and methods
- It’s not about being right, it’s about being helpful
- The difference between precision and accuracy
- Dropping judgment in the treatment room
- When things go well or go wrong we need to remember, it’s not about us
- What to do when things go wrong
- What is crucial in maintaining a practice over decades
- Patient cooperation vs patient compliance
- It’s the patient’s response to what we do that is the treatment
- Everything about life is a little murky, and working through some terms in Chinese can be a bit murky as well, and turns out to be helpful in clinical work
- Sound, resonance and the sage
- The importance of developing insight into how you work
- How Dan manages so many different projects and interests
Dan teaches Engaging Vitality, a palpitory approach to acupuncture both in the United States and Europe. It's a useful set of clinical tools that will help to get quick and direct feedback on your patient's response to your interventions.
Dan is the medical editor at Eastland Press, by the way, they have some great books coming out this fall. And they have recently released an app that puts the Material Media and the Formulas and Strategies on the computer in your hand.
Thank you for listening to Qiological, and if you would like to support the show so it has more resources to continue to expand and evolve, then please join and become a member of the community.