Welcome to the second edition of the Qiological Audio Journal.
The audio journal is a collection of interviews, discussions, clinical cases that help to illuminate the classics, book reviews, some business acumen and practical clinical skills to keep up your sleeve.
The audio journal publishes once a quarter, and one of the benefits of a membership with Qiological.
Enjoy the audio journal, and we'd love to have you share your voice and perspective. Submit your idea, we look forward to hearing from you.
Contributors to the Fall 2021 Audio Journal
When we think about marketing our practices, we might immediately feel overwhelmed, but marketing can become a lot less complicated and charged if we simply think of it as path creation. It’s up to each of us to create the path for people to find our practice and use our services and offers. How we design that path is both an extension of and a shaper of who we are.
MB Huwe • Marketing and Creating the Path for Connection
MB is, among other things, a writer from and in the Appalachian mountains. She seeks to communicate healing by way of experience and observation. Tools include doodles, poems, and commentary. Results vary. Find her at marybethhuwe.com
Segmentally, every tissue remembers where it came from and the journey it took to arrive where you find it today.
Josh Margolis • Segmental acupuncture for orthopedic conditions
My interest in physical medicine began early; In my late teens, I had a near-fatal bike accident requiring rehabilitation, including acupuncture and manual medicine. My speedy and complete recovery cemented my passion for understanding—and working with—the human body.
I have been practicing manual medicine since 1995, and acupuncture 2001. From 2005 to 2009, I was on faculty at 2 Bay Area acupuncture colleges, where I taught anatomy, orthopedic acupuncture, and pain management. Currently, I am on staff at The Osteopathic College of Ontario and in the DAOM program at The Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences.
As a lifelong learner, I regularly pursue high level trainings in osteopathic manipulation, neuroanatomical acupuncture and anatomy. I am inspired by the interplay between the nervous system, internal organs and the musculoskeletal system.
I maintain a busy practice in Santa Rosa, CA and teach seminars on neuroanatomical acupuncture and manual medicine.
A great clinician would often empathize with his or her patients. Clinically speaking, sympathy is for the birds.
Jim Guo • Healing Salve #37
Dr. Jim Guo, a chiropractic physician and licensed acupuncturist, has been in practice since 1998. He obtained his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from National University of Health Sciences and his Master’s degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from New England School of Acupuncture. He is also a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
Specializing in combined acupuncture and chiropractic care, along with dietary modification, Chinese herbal medicine, and individualized strength and conditioning programs, he has developed an effective all-in-one holistic approach to ensure a speedy and lasting recovery for his patients.
In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Guo also has developed a number of herbal salves to help his patients for a variety of conditions.
As the seasons shift, we feel an increasing sense of yin and drawing inward. Renew your self-care routine(s) this Autumn. Then, we can care more fully for others.
Rachel Burack • Conversation Host
Rachel is studying at the New England School of Acupuncture. After undergraduate college, Rachel had the idea to study acupuncture, but the fact that she had never had acupuncture stopped her. After almost a decade the seed that had been planted plus the integration of Acupuncture into her self-care routine took root, and to school she went.
That seed that was planted, and the experiences combined over the years, gives Rachel an interesting foothold to combine her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences, business acumen, health coaching, and yoga training skill sets so that she can blossom into a competent practitioner.
Rachel lives in Boston with her husband, Arun, and their dog and cat. When she’s not studying, she loves to be in nature, enrich her community with EAM guiding principles for well-being, adventure with her dog, “walk” her cat in the backyard, and drive long distances with her husband for delicious food.
For acute or chronic diarrhoea, direct moxa any tight points in a circle around Ren 8. Imagine a clock around the navel: 12 and 6 o’clock are Ren 9 and 7; 9 and 3 o’clock are at each KID 16. Happy moxa!
Oran Kivity • Demystifying Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion
Demystifying Japanese Acupuncture was written and produced for Qiological by British acupuncturist Oran Kivity. In practice since 1987, Oran has specialised in Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion methods and is the author of three books. He teaches internationally and has an online coaching practice, helping fellow practitioners to develop and grow. To watch Oran’s original interview on Sayoshi TV with Stephen Birch, Junji Mizutani and Brenda Loew, or to find out more about Oran, visit www.japaneseacupuncture.com
Kevin Luce https://freesound.org/people/kevp888/sounds/475198/
Taira Komori https://freesound.org/people/Taira%20Komori/sounds/215012/
Japanese hand cymbals:
Rutger Muller https://freesound.org/people/RutgerMuller/sounds/365414/
Use your diagnostic tools to be an interpreter for the body, not an inspector or critic. Beware of imposing a constricting vision or judgment upon your patients. Trust their bodys' wisdom, millenia of evolution and experience, to guide you. Be humble and open as you are persistent and hardworking.
Beth Randles • Practitioner Values and Different Tools for Patient Care
With a love for physiology and creative inquiry, I graduated from Oberlin College with a dual degree in studio art and biology. In medicine, I found their confluence. Logically, I began the journey towards a medical doctorate. In this pursuit, however, I fell in love with Chinese medicine. Already having been accepted to Brown University’s Alpert Medical school, I found myself pinned down to a massage table and in absolute awe of acupuncture’s potency, artistry, compassion, individualized approach, and sustainability. One year after my first acupuncture experience, I left medical school to pursue and receive a degree from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, returning to Rhode Island by way of Nepal.
When we learn new ways to care for ourselves, and unlearn limiting beliefs, we create incredible potential to manifest the health and life we know we deserve.
Nancy Fisher • Personal Journey of Illness and Health
I aim to share what I’m doing to help myself survive and THRIVE with my diagnosis of Stage 4 uterine cancer. Because my experience has been so very POSITIVE!
I believe it’s all the work with Qigong, nutrition, positive attitude, faith in something higher, a deep interest in Life, and an understanding acceptance/surrendering to death/transitioning etc.
My new life's work is to dedicate to the research of cancer and High Grade Serous Carcinoma (HGSC)in particular so that
we can learn what normal biological functions/pathways feed and thereby inadvertently proliferate/metastasize cancer, maybe then we can then block/starve/kill the cancer STEM cell( not only simply the “fast replicating cells” that most oncology centers in the US focus on).
With all my mentors and guides, and patients this is my fervent hope and prayer.
Jonathan Bluestein • Practicalities of Practice
Shifu Jonathan Bluestein is a best-selling author, a teacher and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and Qi Gong, and the head of Blue Jade Martial Arts International. Together with professor Stephen Jackowicz, he has authored the book ‘Chinese Medicine Can Heal You', to be published during the fourth quarter of the year 2021. More information about him and his teachings can be read at: www.bluejadesociety.com
Applying the 5 Elements in between clinic sessions through relevant lifestyle practices, and emotional and TCM food therapy coaching can yield wonderful results of truly balancing life energies
Kimberly Ashton • Five Phases in the Kitchen
Kimberly is a Wellness coach focused on the 5 Elements, TCM food therapy, food energetics and balancing life energies. She co-founded China’s first health food store and teaching kitchen classroom from 2013-2018 where she taught cooking classes, workshops for kids and adults, and chef trainings.
She launched Qi Food Therapy in 2021, which supports people to discover, through the lens of the 5 elements, emotional & metaphysical anatomy, their own connection between FOOD- EMOTIONS- ENERGY. The learning platform offers e-books, classes, workshops, short courses, and wellness coaching.
Kimberly has written 2 books, Healthy smoothies- with TCM inspired ingredients- in English, and Everyday Chinese Superfoods- in Chinese, which has sold over 7000 copies in China.
She is based in Sydney, Australia but works on projects online and offline throughout China, Japan, Thailand and Asia.
Involving patients in what homework feels realistic is one of my favorite approaches to all home care strategies.
Lindsey Thompson is an acupuncturist in Walla Walla, WA with a mission to help individuals break through the overwhelm in their often hectic lives and have access to easy ways of eating healthier. That’s why she founded Vital Qi Nutrition, providing meal plans based on the seasonal components of East Asian food therapy that are easy to implement.
As a life-long foodie, she wants to empower individuals to learn that eating healthy can be both easy and absolutely full of flavor. As a practitioner, she aims to help other practitioners and patients a like find the joy of protecting and preserving their health through food. You can learn more about her and her mission on her website.
Wipe and sweep off the unnecessary before entering the space. Being empty starts with undoing the mind and body. Let go, so you can show up and be present.
Denise Hung • Student Exploration of Curiosity, Responsibility, Mentorship and Joy
Traditional Chinese Medicine has always been part of my Malaysian heritage, but I never fully experienced it until I moved to Melbourne. I questioned how I have found something so innate in a foreign land. The knowledge of self-healing ought to be intuitive, but as society advances, I noticed how it is growing further away from heritage medicinal practices. So I embarked on a determined quest to continue this lineage.
As a student, I found the best way to learn TCM was through observing practitioners in the treatment rooms. By simply witnessing, absorbing and questioning. I soon discovered what makes a good mentor or conducive educational clinic environment does not come easily. I became passionate to understand why and how we can create a community for future practitioners. And what better way to start sowing the seeds of hope through conversations?
There is no acupuncture point or herb that says, “I see you and I am sorry that you hurt.”
Stacey Whitcomb • In Your Business, Social Media Marketing
Stacey Whitcomb is an Acupuncturist, Herbalist, Podcaster, Coach and Creator of Magical Networks. Prior to these adventures she was a Sports Massage Therapist and worked with professional and semi-professional cyclists for over 20 years. Stacey produces the AcuSprout podcast which focuses on helping new practitioners navigate both the emotional challenges of launching a practice as well the initial business basics. In her free time she is cultivating her own Acupuncture practice in her new town, and focusing again on working with competitive level athletes. As a true believer in building the life of your dreams, Stacey carves out time every day for a hike or gravel bike ride with her black lab, Bacon.