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A Healthy Curiosity

Exploring strategies for holistic health, happiness, and personal evolution: what it takes to be well in a busy world. Blending the wisdom of Chinese Medicine, functional medicine, Ayurveda, neuroscience and psychology, you'll get practical tips you can use right away. You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, you're a giver, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., is an expert in Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, a holistic health coach, as well as a teacher and practitioner of qi gong, meditation, yoga, lifestyle and diet counseling who tries to walk her talk about health and mindfulness as a recovering Type-A, parent, and business owner. You'll find interviews with fellow experts in Chinese Medicine and natural health care about the conditions we treat and strategies we use clinically; simple self-care tips to help you feel calm, centered, and energized; and personal chats where we explore what gets in the way of our best intentions: perfectionism, big goals, habits and routines, chronic pain, overwork and overwhelm, boundaries, limiting beliefs — and what it takes to overcome such obstacles mindfully. While not strictly an acupuncture / Chinese Medicine podcast, it's not "not" an acupuncture podcast.
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Now displaying: February, 2021
Feb 10, 2021

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments in the population.

In this episode, we'll explore how that treatment made it's way into the American mainstream as well as answering some listener questions about the practice. We'll take a look at how the 5 elements interact with different individuals and we'll examine what it means to get out of the way.

On Today’s Solo Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How the Black Panthers and acupuncture intersected in the early 1970s
  • Why generalizing about the elements can be complicated
  • Commonalities in how Chinese Medicine practitioners can work with people
  • Ideas for getting out of the way to allow healing to happen

Links:

Unusual Tale of Acupuncture, Racism, and African American History in the USA by Dr. Tenisha Dandridge

Mutulu Shakur: On The History Of Acupuncture & COINTELPRO

Lincoln Detox Center: The People’s Drug Program

Radical Health: A Threat to a Nation - Mia Donovan on her new film ‘Dope Is Death’

Dr. Tenisha Dandridge

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Feb 3, 2021

Having recently explored the biomedical aspects of acupuncture on the show, this conversation takes an interesting counterpoint to examine how this modality also walks in the world of energy medicine. In addition to the more physical facets of healing, the power of your body's own intelligence and consciousness plays a very significant role in the process.

Dr. Jill Blakeway works with patients to ground in their physical bodies and connect to their energy field as a means to holistic healing. Her insights guide us into an exploration of ways that we can prompt our bodies to self-healing abilities.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • How acupuncture fits into the energy medicine picture
  • Why a lot of chronic diseases she sees result from miscommunication
  • What role the placebo effect can play in acupuncture
  • Why removing the sense of separate self is crucial to helping patients heal 
  • An example of a practice to help cultivate a connection with your own energy field

Jill Blakeway is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (DACM), a licensed and board-certified acupuncturist (LAc), and clinical herbalist practicing energy healing for over 20 years. Jill founded the Yinova Center in NYC in 1999 and acts as Clinic Director. Blakeway is the co-author of Making Babies: A Proven 3-Month Program for Maximum Fertility, the author of Sex Again: Recharging your Libido and recently published her third book Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing. Jill was the first acupuncturist to ever give a TEDTalk, at TEDGlobal in 2012.

Links:

Electric Frog Face video

Episode 189: The Evidence for Acupuncture with Dr. Mel Hopper Koppelman

Episode 203: How Acupuncture Works - The Science Behind the Healing with Mark Whalen

Episode 206: Chronic Pain, Migraines, Brain Injuries - Acupuncture & Functional Neurology with Dr. Ayla Wolf

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