Using Micro-current in an Acupuncture Practice
Microcurrent offers acupuncturists another way to help their patients.
169.1 Treating With Moxa • Felip Caudet
In this “part two” conversation with Felip Caudet we get into the nuts and bolts of how he uses moxa, and how to find and treat “moxa points.”
Additionally there is an excerpt from his soon to be published book String Moxa Method. Go to the show notes page to read or download it.
Stress is Not Manageable • Heidi Lovie
Stress management is something we started to hear about in the 1980’s. But compare the “stress” of the 80’s with the 2000’s and we are talking very different worlds. Then 2020 arrives and we wish we had the stress and problems of just a year or two ago.
In this conversation with Heidi Lovie we look at how to handle life when things change more in four months than they used to change in four years.
Heidi’s take no prisoners approach to Covid, social unrest, failing economies, troublesome landlords and political monkeyshines will give you some hope for our off the rails world.
The Problem With the Medical Model • Alice Whieldon
The medical model is useful for certain conditions and problems. It also lends itself to a factory sort of medicine that allows a large number of people to be served using protocols and standard procedures. But when a patient’s issues don’t fit neatly into “the machine” then that system of medicine is not just not helpful, it can bring harm.
Engaging with a patient free of flowcharts and diagnostic codes invites into a space free of agenda and technique. It allows for a kind of non-doing that can allow for a patient connecting with resources they did not know they had.
Listen into this Part Two conversation with with Alice Whieldon on the cost of the medical model.
Tea Time Talk with Sabine Wilms
This is the audio from a Teal Time talk with Sabine Wilms. Sabine holds these conversations with practitioners who have a taste for the classic and scholarly perspectives.
I love the translations that Sabine so lovingly puts her heart and soul into. Humming with Elephants with one of my all time favorite books on our medicine. I was delighted to have this conversation with Sabine and how you enjoy it as well.
Unceasing Inquiry • Richard Hammerschlag
It’s easy to think of researchers as stotic characters in laboratory coats who rely on their frontal cortex and religiously follow the flowchart of “science.”
But science is not a flowchart, and researcher is really another name for someone who grew into adulthood with their curiosity intact.
Listen in to this conversation on luck, intention, intuition, investigation and biofields.
The Privlege and Burden of Practice • Rebecca Avern
Spending time in the clinic seasons us. It exposes us to success, failure and unending questions about healing, wellbeing and connection that over time can help us to sit with our patients in the midst of deep difficulty.
In this conversation with Rebecca Avern we discuss the fortitude that must be developed to sit with the difficult to answer questions that arise in clinic. And how clinical work, while it deepens and enriches the lives of our patients and ourselves, does extract a kind of price.
It would not be untrue to say doing our work is a privledge, and it also brings a certain kind of shadow.
Listen into this conversation on presence, inquiry, and listening with your qi. As well as a look at the shadow side of practice.
Practice, Attitude and Success • Lamya Kamel
Getting a practice started is hard. Part of the process is recognizing the strengths and skills we already have, and the other part is being open to allowing our experience to teach us.
In this Part Two conversation with Lamya Kamel we look at how our practices ask us to grow in challenging, yet essential ways. And that while we may not have confidence in the beginning, over time it can arise when we approach our work with integrity and passion.
Immunity and Resiliency
With the novel coronavirus spreading through the world, health care practitioners of all stripes are offering treatments and methods to “boost immunity.” Patients and consumers are also keen to find and purchase products with this claim as well. Is immunity what we are looking for, or would it be better to cultivate a vital resiliency?
Chinese medicine does not have an immune system in the same way that we think about it with modern bio-medicine. It’s not that there is a lack processes that help the body to maintain its integrity and function— there are. But those processes are less about identifying and killing intruders, and more about helping the body to adapt and respond.
Each individual will response a little differently to infections or external invasion, and the state and strength of our vitality also plays a key role.
In this panel discussion with Laura McGraw, Toby Daly and Chris Powell we take a look at the “immune response” from the Chinese medicine point of view.
Tidal Flows and Channel Resonance • Brenda Hood
The 子午 zi wu, “Chinese Clock” that helps us to learn the flow of qi through the channels can give us a glimpse into many underlying dynamics of organ relation, influences of the six qi and the five phases.
In this conversation we take a deep gaze into what Brenda Hood likes to call the Tidal Flow Clock.
There is a lot here when you start look below the surface.