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Contrary to popular belief, acupuncture is not just sticking needles into people. It is a way of gently coaxing healing from the body, by helping the body to listen to itself. While acupuncture is one of the pillars of Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, dietary habits and the influences of foods, movement and postural practices, and a vital blend of ancient physiology along with a keen observational eye for how multiple systems work together all are aspects of Chinese medicine that we will d ...
 
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Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! I’m Michael Max from Yong Kang Chinese Medicine Clinic in St Louis, MO. And today I’m here to answer the question…. Will one session of acupuncture fix my problem? this is common question. And it shines a light on our magical thinking about acupuncture. That it’s either magic or mumbo jumbo, or a wing and pr…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! This is Dr. Neal Sivula. I'm a veterinarian and owner of Dancing Paws Animal Wellness Center, a holistic veterinary practice located in beautiful Richfield, Ohio. Today I'll answer the question- "I love acupuncture for myself, can I get it for my pet?" Of course, you can! The basic acupuncture certification …
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! Can children really have acupuncture? I’m Rebecca Avern, a paediatric acupuncturist at The Panda Clinic and The Little Acupuncture Room in Oxford UK. When I tell people what I do for a living, a common response is – can children really have acupuncture? The simple answer to that question is a resounding ‘yes…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! Hi, this is Heidi Markland with Ancient Spring Acupuncture in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Today I’m gonna talk about a question that I often get asked when someone first finds out that I’m an acupuncturist. So, while most people are familiar with the idea of acupuncture treating pain, many people ask wha…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! How Medicinal Mushrooms Help Immune Function? I’m Dr. Mason Bresett Chief Science Advisor and Naturopathic Doctor from Real Mushrooms in British Columbia, Canada. I’m here today to answer the common question I hear about how mushrooms help the immune system? Firstly, mushrooms have been used as medicine for …
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! "How does acupuncture help with chronic pain? My name is Caitria Thiele, L.Ac. I’m a licensed acupuncturist practicing at Connected Healing in Franklin WI, just outside of Milwaukee. Today, I’m going to share some information with you about how acupuncture helps with the healing of chronic pain. The first th…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! Hi, this is Toby Daly at Flourish Medicine, and I have, I'm gonna be answering questions today from my patient, , do you have any questions about Chinese medicine? I do. I have had different types of treatment of acupuncture, and I am curious to know I've been coming in here just going completely by feel, bu…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! CAN ACUPUNCTURE TREAT LONG COVID OR POST COVID SYMPTOMS? Better than you can imagine my friends, better than you could imagine. AAM was built for this type of multisystem mayhem. But before I get into the how, first I want to state that “Long Covid or “post COVID conditions” are considered western diagnosis.…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! My name is Dr. Heidi Lovie. I am a Chinese medicine practitioner in New York city Manhattan. And I've been in private practice since 2009. One of the questions I often get asked by medical doctors or other healthcare practitioners is how do I refer to myself and how do I refer to the field when I don't autom…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! I'm Michael max from Yong Kang, Chinese medicine clinic in St. Louis, Missouri today, with some thoughts on the question of what does acupuncture feel like? Acupuncture feels fresh baked bread, a stone perfectly skipped, an unexpected call from an old friend…. Like old photos recovered from a dusty attic, mi…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! I’m Michael Max from Yong Kang clinic in St Louis, MO. It can help. But, if you think that it will magically make you do something your heart is not really set on, then you are wasting your time and money. Now it could be that I’ve just not figured out how to use acupuncture to bring about miracouse habit ch…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! My name's Stacy Whitcomb. I am a licensed acupuncturist in Bellingham, Washington, and I am also the host of the AcuSprout podcast. What to expect on your first acupuncture visit before I go into the details I just want to preface this with that. We're all. Just like any other profession, but in general, the…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! This is Stacy I'm a licensed acupuncturist and the host of the AcuSprout podcast. I don't believe in acupuncture. This one. I hear every once in a while, and sometimes even from a patient as I'm doing acupuncture and because it's not my job to convince anyone that it does work. I usually just reply. That's o…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! How do I know acupuncture will help me? You don’t. I don’t know either. It’s like any other process of discovery and intervention. We first strive to understand your present situation. What brought you to this point. What holds your current condition in place. Acupuncture and East Asian medicine seeks first …
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! My name is Stacy Whitcomb. I am in Bellingham, Washington, licensed acupuncturist, and the podcast host of the AcuSprout podcast. Did you know that acupuncture is only one of five branches of Asian medicine? That's only 20% of the big picture The five branches include herbal medicine, manual therapy, acupunc…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! This is Stacy Whitcomb with Shift Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine in Bellingham, Washington. Today, I'm gonna share with you the top five things to consider when choosing an acupuncturist. Number one. Let's start with qualifications. Most states in the United States require an NCCAOM certification, whic…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! Qi is not pronounceable in English. Its whistled aspiration is not a sound found in our language. And much as we can approximate it with the “chee”, as in the beginning of “cheese”, it will forever be a curious transplant; like an exotic ornamental tree from abroad. Qi. In English we don't have anything clos…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! I never know what will come up in a clinic session. That’s the fun part of the job; not knowing. Not knowing and being attentive to what arises. It’s a cross between meditation and motorcycle repair. This episode is one of those rare solo shows. It’s fueled by some discussions that commonly occur in my clini…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! Qi gong can look deceptively simple. From the outside it looks like stillness in motion, but what is unfolding on the inside is another matter entirely. Here in the West we are used to aggressive, outward motion while being distracted with TV shows, music or magazines at the gym. But the Chinese internal art…
 
Real Mushrooms 25% Off Your First Order! Pretty much every auntie and grandma in China is well versed in how to use a soup spoon to raise the therapeutic rash of guasha. Guasha is a part of Chinese folk medicine, and like so many folk medicines, it is simple, safe and effective. Guasha can be used for a wide variety of aliments from the common cold…
 
Chinese medicine, philosophy and martial arts all share a common root. The applications might be different, but they come back a grounding in Yin/Yang and Five Phases. In this episode we speak with a martial artist and teacher who helps us to bridge some of the fundamental perspectives with yin and yang, the ba gua and five phases with modern Jungi…
 
Living in a foreign country brings challenges and opportunities. In this episode we discuss life and culture in Morocco, how acupuncture came to be accepted there, and how what began as a wellness center turned into a school of acupuncture. Mentioned in this episode: Real Mushrooms For Everyday People Are you looking to improve your health? Are you…
 
Taiwan is famous for it's high tech computer technology, bicycles, fragrant tofu, rivers of scooters, delicious street food, and of course, tea. Today's episode is a bit of a soundscape as we spend a portion of the afternoon drinking and discussing tea. Unlike your Western coffeeshop where you pop in for a beverage to go, or you grab a drink and si…
 
A low reading on a bone density scan does not equal a Fosamax deficiency. Healthy bones aren’t hard, they are rigid living tissue, but they also have a certain amount of flexibility. They designed to bend and absorb shock and stress, and in fact one of the ways that bones become stronger is by challenging and surprising them. We have all heard that…
 
Here in the west we are used to seeing acupuncture clinics in an urban setting, and it is often sought as an adjunctive therapy used combination with other modalities. In today's show we explore the use of acupuncture in the rural third world setting of Nepal and see how it is an essential and effective part of an integrated clinic that provides lo…
 
Cancer is a curious disease. It’s something we fight as an invader, but at its root it is a part of us. A part of us that is apart from us. We are in essence fighting against ourselves. In this conversation we meander through some perspectives that come from Chinese medicine. Along the way we discuss healing and curing; they are not the same thing.…
 
Most of us think of gender as something that is rigid and fixed. But in the transgender world the boundaries are more fluidic. In this episode we explore not just the particular health concerns, issues with access to the healthcare system, and challenges arising from discrimination and misunderstanding of the transgender community, but also take a …
 
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is not just an issue with a woman's ovaries, but can be a systemic condition that is closely tied with a variety of hormonal interactions in the body. The standard conventional treatment involves the use of synthetic hormone birth control pills, which can suppress some of the symptoms, but it does not get at the u…
 
As with any profession, the educational requirements have shifted over the years. Today acupuncturists need to not only know East Asian medicine, but a fair amount of Western medicine as well. In this episode we go into the education required to become a Licensed Acupuncturist, the challenges students face while in school and what you can expect if…
 
This episode is a short introduction to a new podcast site that I've recently launched that is specifically geared towards the needs and interests of Chinese medicine practitioners. When I first began Everyday Acupuncture Podcast I envisioned this to be a show that would introduce everyday people to the concepts, methods and possibilities that Chin…
 
Acupuncture is often used with good effect to treat psycho-emotive issues such as chronic anxiety and depression. And it is also helpful in the treatment of various psycho-emotive challenges that arise when someone is faced with their world being turned upside down by natural disaster. There is a particular method of treatment that helps people to …
 
You can’t think you way out of thinking. And constant ruminative thought is often at the root of a variety of issues from anxiety and depression, to issues with anger, body image, and the limits we place on ourselves. Our physiology is not disconnected from our emotional lives or endocrinological systems, and so our states of mind are reflected in …
 
Our guest when we recorded this show, had just completed a year working in the Wounded Warriors program at Walter Reed hospital. There she used acupuncture to treat veterans for PTSD, trauma brain injury and other chronic conditions that soldiers face after being injured in the line of duty. As with so many complex and difficult conditions, there i…
 
Most men will have some issues with their prostate as they age. And the vast majority of men will die with some form of prostate cancer, but most will not die from it as most prostate cancers are slow. Figuring out which kind a person has and how to treat it is one of the emerging questions in men's health. Especially as the negative sides effects …
 
Acupuncture is a go-to treatment for musculo-skeletal pain and a commonly used modality for treating sports injuries. NFL stars, Olympic swimmers, basketball players and other top athletes increasingly turn to acupuncture to help with recovery from injury as evidenced by the occasional headline or picture that gives acupuncture another 15 minutes o…
 
Chinese medicine does not just have a 2500 year history of written and practical application of treating illness and disease. It also has an equally long tradition of cultivating health and well-being. Here in the West we say "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," so like the Chinese, we have this notion that a little attention to our w…
 
Sugar addiction is something that usually gets laughed off with a wink and smile. And yet, as Gary Taubes says in his latest book, The Case Against Sugar, if the increasing rates of diabetes were related to a pathogen instead of a lifestyle, we would be in the midst of an all out "war" on the disease. In my acupuncture practice I've seen sugar as a…
 
Growing up we used to laugh about great-grandma's can of schmaltz that lived in the corner of the kitchen. It's taken the turn of more than a few decades to recognize the value of her peasant wisdom. And might have something to do with her making it into her 90's. In this episode we chew the fat on, well...., fat. After being exiled from the "healt…
 
Some of us know from an early age we are cut out for medicine. Others never saw it coming; life in its wily wisdom throws us a curve ball, or in this case a bicycle accident. Our guest in this episode sought out acupuncture for a debilitating injury and ended up in a 12 year apprenticeship. Listen in as we explore how acupuncture doesn't just mask,…
 
We know that beauty is more than skin deep, but the truth is that skin is more than just skin deep. While it is easy to think that skin conditions are simply a problem of the exterior portion of our body, in reality dermotological problems are frequently the result of internal imbalances. In this episode we discuss the Chinese perspective on treati…
 
Acupuncture is well known in the Western world for its effectiveness in treating pain. In this episode we take a multilayered look at orthopedic acupuncture. While acupuncture is often considered to be an "energetic" medicine, our guest today takes us deep into the structural, neurological, chemical and functional aspects of why things hurt and wha…
 
We often think of germs, genetic abnormalities, poor lifestyle choices or plain bad luck as being the cause of illness and disease. We go looking for the "smoking gun," for the one thing that was the source of our troubles, but often the health issues we face arise out of a much more complex stew of causes and conditions. In this episode Greg Banti…
 
It's fairly common knowledge these days that acupuncture is helpful in promoting fertility and pregnancy. But acupuncture is not just helpful for getting pregnant, it has a track record in easing the discomfort of back pain, digestive, urinary and emotional issues that are often not well treated by conventional medicine. Additionally, acupressure c…
 
With American Olympic athletes suddenly sporting red and purple cupping marks, this ancient healing modality has set the Internet and traditional media ablaze with questions and surprise about those big circular marks. Of course, cupping is not new. It’s been used in Asia for millennia. And if you were paying attention to Chinese swimmers in past O…
 
Tai Chi is one of the more well known Chinese health practices that has made its way to the West. But there was a time when this gentle movement art was unknown outside of the Chinese world. In the 60's Cheng Man-Ching "The Professor" came from Taiwan to New York and began to do something unheard of; teach this ancient movement practice to Westerne…
 
People often joke about being addicted to sugar. After all, how could something as cute and celebratory as a cupcake be bad? But it is not just the cupcake, or the sugary energy drink, it is that sugar has found its way into most foods and the combined effect on our metabolism has spawned an epidemic of obesity, diabetes and mood disorders. What's …
 
There are a number of chronic degenerative eye problems that respond to acupuncture. In this episode, our guest discusses his experience using acupuncture to effectively treat macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Stargardt's and diabetic retinopathy. We discuss not only treating the eyes, but how the eyes are a part of the nervous system and…
 
We often hear about acupuncture being used as an “alternative” when conventional biomedicine has failed to bring relief or resolution to a problem. So it seems a bit counterintuitive to think about acupuncture being used as part of first line care in an emergency room. And that is exactly where this episode’s guest practices— in the ER of a hospita…
 
Contrary to the view of conventional medicine, women's menstrual cycles can be smoothed and regulated with natural methods. In this episode we look at how a woman's monthly cycle is a vital indicator of her overall health. Additionally, we see how the "periods" that accompany hormonal birth control are not periods in the true sense, and how suppres…
 
We often hear about the so-called "mind/body connection," but have you noticed that the very phrase already assumes some kind of disconnect? In this episode we discuss over tea, Chinese medicine's view of how body and emotion are profoundly intertwined, what to do about worry, and how art helps with healing. Listen in for a wandering conversation t…
 
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