To Be Like Water • Margot Rossi • Qi222

To Be Like Water • Margot Rossi • Qi222

Heartbreak is unavoidable. It’s not a flaw in character or make up humans, it’s a feature. It’s what allows us to grow beyond the bounds and limits of family, friend group, peers and whatever group identity we find that gives a sense of belonging...

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Oct 19, 2021
Learning From Mentors • Denise Hung • Qi200

Learning From Mentors • Denise Hung • Qi200

Learning medicine requires books, memorization , and knowledge. But knowledge without practice is useless. It is through the clinical encounter with patients that the principals come to life and the medicine goes from theory to living practice. In...

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May 18, 2021
Reflections on Yin • Brodie Welch •Qi196

Reflections on Yin • Brodie Welch •Qi196

Attending to yin in a world that preferences yang does not come easy, and perhaps only begins to catch our attention once we’ve reached the edge of what activity can sustain.  In this conversation with Brodie Welch we look at how sometimes...

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Apr 20, 2021
The Herbal Methods of Dr Jiang Tong — Bonus Episode

The Herbal Methods of Dr Jiang Tong — Bonus Episode

This is a solo show where Michael shares the methods and formulas his teacher in Taiwan, Dr. Jiang Tong, used in the treatment respiratory illness.   Here are two articles written by Dr. Jiang that Michael translated for The Lantern, that detail...

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Apr 15, 2021
Hands on With Horses •Sam MacLean • Qi195

Hands on With Horses •Sam MacLean • Qi195

There are yin and yang ways to be with a horse, or for that matter— with a person as well. That yin aspect might be yielding, but it’s far from weak. And having a broad receptive gaze allows us to see the wholeness beyond the so-called broken parts...

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Apr 13, 2021
Restoration of the World • John Stan • Qi194

Restoration of the World • John Stan • Qi194

Our work as practitioners involves restoration. We know that neither we nor our patients are separate from the natural world. Our daily clinic might be focused on the microcosm that is our patient, but we know that their relationships to family,...

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Apr 6, 2021
Having a Home Office • Ji Ling Lin • Qi192

Having a Home Office • Ji Ling Lin • Qi192

What is the best business model and size of acupuncture practice? That depends on the practitioner, their values, goals and individual perspective. Just like our medicine, while there are core principles that form a foundation, the methods that...

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Mar 23, 2021
Fluid Physiology and Pathology • Steve Clavey • Qi191

Fluid Physiology and Pathology • Steve Clavey • Qi191

We think of the meridians as being a connective network within the body. But it is the fluids that actually permeate all the organs and tissues, and in a sense connect and allow for communication between all aspects of the body. And at the same...

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Mar 15, 2021
Money Archetype and Metaphor • Lacey Dupre • Qi187

Money Archetype and Metaphor • Lacey Dupre • Qi187

There isn’t anyone who doesn’t have an opinion about money. Regardless of what kind of economic system you have an ideological bent toward, one thing is for sure; as long as humans have worked together and pooled their resources for mutual benefit...

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Feb 16, 2021
Language, Presence and Practice • Randy Clere • Qi186

Language, Presence and Practice • Randy Clere • Qi186

Zhuang Zi says, “Words exist because of meaning. Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so I can talk with him?” Any seasoned practitioner will tell you that skillful use of language...

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Feb 9, 2021