Yin Yang Podcast - Acupuncture, TCM, and Chinese Medicine
Summary: Travis Spire-Sweet (LAc, Dipl. OM) and Chris Powell (LAc, Dipl. Ac) combine their 20 plus years of acupuncture experience (albeit Chris' whiskers are whiter!) to create this premier podcast for acupuncturists.
A medical device used for thousands of years is now being utilized to help discover the origins of life. Today’s show, Dr. Facundo Fernandez talks to us about why he chose the Acupuncture needle for a NASA funded project to help discover the original building blocks of life.
Today’s episode looks at what is becoming the hub of fertility and acupuncture research in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin is heading up wide reaching research studies looking at how to optimize in-vitro-fertilization outcomes with Traditional Chinese Medicine.
There have been so many questions raised over the years about Seirin needles. Safety? Silicone? How are they made? Can you perform ESTIM with them? and so on.... Today we answer those questions with a representative from Seirin and Lhasa OMS.
Children's books are often the best at explaining sometimes extremely broad topics. The newly published book entitled "Maya and Friends Visit the Acupuncturist" does just that, explains how Chinese Medicine works to a kid. Husband and Wife team, Samara and Troy White, tackled this project together. The episode today talks about their adventure into Children's book writing and illustrating... Bringing Maya and acupuncture to life on paper. Yet, MD Anderson's Integrative Medicine Center looks at a treatment method 3,000 years in the making. ACUPUNCTURE Dr. Mary K Garcia is leading these scientific inquires. She started her first study in 1978 with a simple and specific question: "Does acupressure increase test taking scores in nursing students". 40 years later Dr. Garcia joins the show today as she reviews her current findings on acupuncture for the treatment of xerostomia caused by radiation and chemo induced peripheral neuropathy.
MD Anderson is one of the top ranking oncology centers in the United States. Excelling in cutting edge scientific research to find cures and answers for a wide range of cancers. Yet, MD Anderson's Integrative Medicine Center looks at a treatment method 3,000 years in the making. ACUPUNCTURE Dr. Mary K Garcia is leading these scientific inquires. She started her first study in 1978 with a simple and specific question: "Does acupressure increase test taking scores in nursing students". 40 years later Dr. Garcia joins the show today as she reviews her current findings on acupuncture for the treatment of xerostomia caused by radiation and chemo induced peripheral neuropathy.
QiNotes is an iPad based EHR/EMR software made exclusively for Acupuncture and Chinese medical clinics. A patient's record, their health record, is indistinguishable from that actual person. It is a representation of their past, current, and future health and wellness. Dr. Lawrence Weed was the creator of the EHR, we present his story today along with developers of QiNotes.
Christina Fish, LAc., combined two of her passions into one space. Chinese Medicine and Airstreams. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Christina, has developed a unique space into a thriving acupuncture clinic. Grass may not always be greener on the other side but sometimes an Airstream might be waiting for you.
2014 Holiday gift guide for acupuncturists. Cool gadgets, apps, new Chinese herbal products, must have books, great CEU classes, and new products for you and your clinic. Happy Holidays Everyone !
Christine Perry, of Patient Qi, joins the show today to talk about her dream and ambition of creating a patient friendly database of all the possible alternative therapies to specific diseases and symptoms. This episode is a "short". Quick and fun.
Lorraine Wilcox, the queen of Moxa, joins the show today to discuss a very simple yet difficult topic: "Why Moxa?" Everything from the properties of mugwort, temperature spikes while it burns, differences between direct and indirect, what is the best moxa wool?, actual properties of moxa smoke, why some ancient masters of Chinese medicine used moxa instead of acupuncture, how moxa pre-dates acupuncture, and what science is discovering about the use of moxa. Lorraine Wilcox is a Chinese medical translator, author, licensed acupuncturist, and professor of Chinese medicine in Los Angeles. To learn more, a continuing education class on moxa called "More than you ever knew about moxa sticks" is available at www.bluepoppy.com . Her books can be purchased on www.amazon.com.
Dr. Eran Even, from Port Moody, British Columbia, joins the show today to talk about his new book called Formulas From the Golden Cabinet with Songs. This is a translation of Chen Xiuyuan pivotal work from the 19th century discussing the Jing Gui Fang Ge Kuo volumes IV-VI.
Yin Yang Podcast has been around for 1 year now. Within that year we have interviewed Harvard acupuncture researchers, herbal manufacturers, veterinarians, fashion designers, authors, historical researchers, and so on. These interviews have changed how we view the practice of acupuncture and how we run our clinic. Here is our 1 year in review!!!
What is acupuncture from a historical context? How has medicine in China evolved over the past 3,000 years? TJ Hinrichs is a Harvard Ph.D educated, Cornell University Associate Professor, who teaches classes on the history of Chinese Medicine in China. Her newest book, Chinese Medicine and Healing: An illustrated History, covers those topics and so much more. We get to pick her brain (much much larger than our collective brains at Yin Yang Podcast) for about an hour today!
Tiffany Cruikshank, founder and owner of world wide renown Yoga Medicine, reflects on her time with Nike corporation and how she brought acupuncture to Nike.
April Holloway, reporter and historical investigator for Ancient Origins, joins the show to explain the newly unearthed Chinese medical texts from Bian Que. Bian Que, according to legend, is the earliest Chinese physician. April also talks about the history of Chinese foot binding, UFO cave paintings, Grace O'Malley the Pirate Queen, and Vlad the Impaler to top it off.