Can recent developments in hedgehog signaling help us better understand the five neurotransmitters, five flavors, and five phases of Chinese medicine?
Tongues get cracked, peeled, and geographic. Can this tell us something about the body as a whole?
What can you learn about yourself from your tongue's shape, color, and coating? Lets go down the rabbit hole to further unravel the mystery of this ancient diagnostic system.
Variations in oral microbiota have been observed with obesity, auto immune disorders, and even various types of cancer. In this 5 part podcast series you will discover its history, embryology, microbiology, and gastro neurology immunology.
With a successful career and a happy family she felt unstoppable. Then mold exposure struck. At first it was allergies and respiratory problems. Irritable bowel disorder followed. Then came the career killings brain-fog. First she lost her job. Then her marriage. Finally she started having worsening seizures which threatened to kill her. Discover how Chris Volesky L.Ac used elegant botanical strategies and breathing exercises to restore her life.
Wow, this one really blew me away. Dr. Subotich reversed a case of Rheumatoid Arthritis. This sent me down a rabbit hole of microbiology and pharmacology. I promise I was just excited and haven't suddenly developed a fondness for cocaine. You may want to play this one on slow. We cover liposacharides, IL-17, gut microbiota, and how molecular mimicry is creating false endocrine signs which have so many doctors failing where Dr. Subotich is succeeding.
Myelin is crucial for optimum neural function. Its helps us increase and maintain muscular coordination and health. Could plant based medicine be the key to unlocking the mysteries of myelin and neural optimization?
A social worker becomes sick, irritable, and run down after moving into a new home. As she watches her and her children become sick she knows she needs to act, but doesn't know where to begin. Her road to recovery leads her back to her traditional culture and gives her new insight into how hidden environmental toxicity can contribute to domestic disharmony and sabotage success.
Yair David Danon and Andrew Miles DOM discuss Dr. Jin Zhao, a handsome herbalist from Chengdu who dishes up clinical miracles with simple herbal formulas. How does he see up to 200 people a day with accuracy and simplicity? Its not special herbs. Its not a super secret method. Its a slight shift in perspective that has helped herbalists from all over the world dramatically increase their clinical ability.
Matt Gallant is a master of enzymes. His mix gave me metabolism that I really didn't deserve. He is the CEO of BiOptimizers, an enzyme company focussing on gut health. He has a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. He’s been a strength and conditioning coach for multiple pro-athletes, a self-defense instructor, and has over 10 years experience formulating supplements. He is a big fan of qigong, Chinese medicine, and is currently exploring mixing botanical herbs with enzyme mixes to further his mission of helping digestion.
Cellular waste in the brain can decay nerves contributing to brainfog, chronic pain, and even mental illness. Tom Whalen MD, Jeremy Cornish L.Ac and Andrew Miles DOM explore ancient texts, botanical tradition, and cutting edge research to shed light on how to activate the most powerful component for optimizing brain function: The glymphatic system
Dr. Clayton Shiu is a Wu style taiji master and Chinese medicine doctor who has studied with some of the top masters in China including Dr. Shi Xue Min who was featured in Doug Dearth's award winning documentary "9,000 Needles." Clayton's thriving word of mouth clinic in Manhattan serves people from around the world who come to him seeking post stroke rehabilitation. As a teacher he transmits high level skill quickly and without pretense. His beginning students are enjoying incredible success with stroke recovery. His teachers, track record of success, and teaching style are why I'm honored to be his student and recommend his classes to friends. You can find more about his seminars at www.nanopunctureseminars.com
Dr. Dawn Gifford DOM L.Ac treats women with fertility challenges via footsoaks which support the immune system. Dawn explains the social and health benefits her patients enjoy in her footsoaks room, the unexpected baby boom it has caused, and we explore the overlooked link between the immune system and fertility.
Environmental pollution can harm more than your lungs. It can disrupt your entire endocrine system and damage you deeply. Kung fu master and Chinese medicine doctor Clayton Shiu describes his brilliant botanical biohacking strategies for overcoming the unavoidable poisons which surround us in the modern world.
Based on a traditional Chinese liniment for martial art injuries and bone setting, Mark Brinson's Evil Bone Water has made a splash with the Chinese medical community. With premium herbs ethnically sourced by researchers in Sichuan, the quality upgrade has been a complete game changer. Discover how to use it for martial art conditioning such as iron fist, and how we use it clinically for arthritis and joint pain.
Could backwoods Chinese witches have something to teach us about modern parasitology? Meg Hodge takes us into an unorthodox and slightly esoteric branch of Chinese medicine to discover new insights into treating Lyme disease.
10 questions to help you distribute natural health products with efficiency, accuracy, and integrity.
Dr. Shani Cooper sheds light on menstrual care, prostaglandins, and gasotransmitters.
Shi Chang Pu (Acorus Rhizome) grows near waterfalls and has a powerful effect to remove mucus, burn fat, and increase brain growth via the gut-brain axis. Brehan Crawford L.Ac takes us through is personal journey going from 360lbs to 180lbs and what it taught him about "phlegm", biofilms, and their clinical implications.
Join us on a journey spanning 1800 years from the Su Wen, to Dr. Li Dong Yuan, to yours truly and in the process come to understand how the qi theory of the an ancient Chinese medical text holds up next to modern evidence. We explore the herbs er miao san (Aquada) in depth to better understand why this simple, yet powerful formula works from both traditional and biomedical lenses.
Z’ev Rosenberg, L. Ac. has lectured widely both to the public and to students of both Chinese medicine and macrobiotics over the last thirty-five years. He is the former president of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado (1984-1987), where he spearheaded a successful drive to the licensure of acupuncture in that state. For twenty-three years, he served as Chair of the Department of Herbal Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, from which he retired in 2013. At present, Z’ev maintains a private practice in herbal medicine and acupuncture/moxabustion with a specialty in chronic autoimmune disorders. He terms what he practices as ‘full-strength Chinese medicine’, designed to manage and treat difficult conditions. He also directs the Alembic Institute, where he teaches advanced seminars in medical classics, pulse diagnosis, and treatment of autoimmune disorders. He is a senior researcher at Xinglin Institute for the Study of Early East Asian Medicine.
Z’ev has written articles for several professional Chinese medical and macrobiotic journals, and is a consultant and product developer for Kan Herb Company in Santa Cruz, Ca. He continues to write articles for professional journals and is working on two books, Return of the Yellow Emperor: Ecological Medicine for the 21st Century, and Healing the Broken Vessel.
What makes our faces lopsided or symmetrical? Third generation acupuncturist Stacey Ma, gives us her perspective as an expert in Bells palsy and facial symmetry.
Doug Dearth, Director of 9000 Needles (2009), Underdogs (2013) and Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) talks about medical integration and his inspiring new docuseries with the Acupuncture Now Foundation (ANF).
A woman wakes up with a swollen arm. The pain and swelling inches closer to her neck by the day. Acupuncturist Koji Otsuka takes us through his experiences treating army vets. Then Qiu Xuelan Ph.D and Tom Whalen MD discuss the underlying science of detoxification and nerve recovery