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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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Jul 13, 2016

Chinese Medicine expert and host Brodie Welch, L.Ac. talks with guest Jennie Cramer about living in harmony with the seasons. The frenzy of summertime and the pressure we feel to take advantage of all the exciting opportunities we’re presented with, even when our bodies might be telling us to take a break, can lead to disharmony and really throw us out of balance… if we allow it.

 

In this episode we explore: 

  • The nature of summer in Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda (full yang, pitta season)
  • The ways our relationships with the seasons affect our daily wellness
  • Symptoms as messages from the body
  • Creating a life you don’t need a vacation from
  • Should we need an excuse to let ourselves rest?
  • Is your anxiety a message from your body? What could that message be?
  • The benefits of rhythm and setting a schedule
  • Decision fatigue

 

Jennie is a farming yoga mom who is passionate about ancestral living, ecology, and living in accordance with her values.

 

Resources:

If you'd like to get in touch with Jennie, you can contact her at farmingyogini@gmail.com and keep a lookout for her website to go live at www.gardenrhythm.com.

For more information on Chinese Medicine and to stay in touch with Brodie, visit brodiewelch.com.

Jul 13, 2016

Licensed Acupuncturist and host Brodie Welch talks with her colleague Joe Moceus, L.Ac. about one of the most common conditions they treat in clinic: lower back pain.

In this episode we explore:

  • Brodie’s octogenarian patient with spinal stenosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • The toothpick study
  • 2 ways to release the psoas muscle, an MVP in lower back pain
  • What acupuncture feels like
  • Acupuncture’s positive side effects
  • The importance of movement to integrate a treatment

 

Resources:

Corvallishealing.com

Toothpick Study, Archives of Internal Medicine, 2009

Jul 11, 2016

Chinese Medicine expert and host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., talks with colleague Joe Moceus, L.Ac. about the primary reason people resist getting acupuncture: needlephobia.

As recovering needlephobes themselves, Brodie and Joe understand the wariness, but they’re also here to tell you that acupuncture needles are nothing like other needles you’ve encountered. Up to 40 acupuncture can fit inside a hypodermic.

Hear about Brodie and Joe’s first experiences receiving acupuncture, what an acupuncture needle looks and feels like, what kind of sensations you might expect, potential alternatives, and more in the inaugural episode of A Healthy Curiosity.

The show begins with a 2-minute overview about Brodie’s vision for the podcast: a blend of expert interviews that demystify natural healing modalities that could potentially help you, along with real, practical, conversations with people trying to walk a healthy, conscious path in a busy world, and what gets in the way.

 

We then explore:

  • Brodie’s first experience with acupuncture, in light of her own needlephobia
  • Joe’s first experience with acupuncture, in light of his needlephobia
  • The size and shape of an acupuncture needle
  • What acupuncture feels like (is it painful…?)
  • What that needle is actually doing in there, and what you might feel after the needles are in
  • An introduction to the wonderful world of “aculand,” a magical place we’ll revisit frequently in this podcast
  • For other practitioners: what tools Brodie and Joe use to help put their patients at ease in the clinic

 

Resources:

For more information on Chinese Medicine and to stay in touch with Brodie, visit brodiewelch.com.

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