Hands on Medicine
With Guest: Josh Margolis
- From Anthropology to medicine
- The feelings in the body of taichi opened the door to looking at Chinese medicine
- First listening to the body, then listening to the patient
- What is the body trying to protect?
- Learning to trust your sense of touch
- Similarities between Chinese medicine and Osteopathy
- Looking for the Health
- Looking for potent points of therapeutic leverage
- Grokking a patient in under a minute
- There’s no better way to get experience than getting experience
- French acupuncture and the divergent channels
- Using the eight extraordinary meridians
- Being open to mistakes/gaining experience
- Matching a patient where they are at
- Two thirds of the body is in front of the spine
- Less about being right and more about being inquisitive
My interest in natural medicine began as a child. My father, a math professor, pursued posts around the world and the family landed in Paris. It was here that I had a profound firsthand experience with natural healing when my French doctor recommended discontinuing dairy as treatment for my recurrent ear infections. When I was nineteen, healing from a near-fatal bike accident in Santa Fe required rehabilitation – including acupuncture. Combined with my concurrent exposure to osteopathy while enrolled in bodywork school, cemented my passion for understanding and working with the human body.
To acquaint yourself with osteopathic techniques Josh recommends the Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques and Ligamentous Articular Strain: Osteopathic Manipulative Techniques for the Body: Revised Edition by Conrad A Speece, William Thomas Crow, Steven L. Simmons
Wonderful, (relatively) easy to follow book with wonderful insights and easy to apply techniques
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