The Strength of TCM Podcast
By Kenton Sefcik, R.Ac
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Kenton Sefcik, Registered Acupuncturist, mentors those who want to excel at 'TCM-style' acupuncture. More practice support on Youtube, Instagram, and Facebook Groups as TCM Graduate TV.
||CleanEpisode Twenty-One - Guest Podcast Ryan Longenecker||This episode features Ryan Longenecker, a Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Toronto, Ontario, CAN. Ryan specializes in treating degenerative eye diseases with Chinese medicine. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study cha||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Twenty - Treatment of Internal Diseases Part Three||First, I look at a successful case study from my clinic, then delve into treating Cough, Asthma, Hypochondriac Pain, Epigastric Pain, and Abdominal Pain. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and practice support are a||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode Nineteen - Guest Podcast Craig Williams||This episode features (my first!) honoured guest Craig Williams. Craig is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Ayurvedic practitioner living in Austin, Texas, USA. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and practice support||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eighteen - Treatment of Internal Diseases Part Two||After speaking on what to do with patients who have conditions that don't respond quickly, I discuss the differentation and treatment of Wind Stroke, Sun Stroke and the Common Cold. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study chart||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Seventeen - Treatment of Internal Diseases Part One||This episode features a case study, and I move into the core of The Strength of TCM Workbook by discussing Bi Syndrome and Wei Syndrome. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at k||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Sixteen - Simplified TCM Diagnosis Part Two||A case study that shows us the value of patients making diaries, simplified TCM diagnosis is completed (Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Gallbladder and Liver), and methods and contraindications of acupuncture, electro-acupuncture, moxa and cupping are discuss||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Fifteen - Simplified TCM Diagnosis Part One||In this episode, after a case study, I start reviewing Traditional Chinese Medicine diagnosis. I have simplified it to help you memorize it. I cover Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, and Small Intestine. The Strength of TCM Workbook,||8/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Fourteen - Heavy Hitters Part Four||This is the last episode on all the Heavy Hitters. I share a case study, finish reviewing all my most used acupoints for the Gallbladder, Liver, REN, and DU, and briefly discuss the coalescent acupuncture points on the extra channels. The Strength of||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Thirteen - Heavy Hitters Part Three||In this episode, I review a quick case study and we continue reviewing Heavy Hitters (and some of their combinations) for Urinary Bladder, Kidney, Pericardium, and Triple Warmer. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts a||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Twelve - Heavy Hitters Part Two||This episode starts with a case study from my clinic. I then continue to review the Heavy Hitting acupoints for Spleen, Heart and Small Intestine. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all av||6/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eleven - Heavy Hitters Part One||I am so excited to start reviewing all the heavy hitting acupoints available to us TCM-style acupuncturists! In this episode I look at Lung, Large Intestine and Stomach. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and prac||5/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Ten - Standardized Extra Acupoints Part Two||In this episode I finish reviewing the standardized extra acupoints and introduce a new digital download. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Nine - Standardized Extra Acupoints Part One||In this episode I finish the charts section by reviewing Local, Adjacent & Distal as well as Symptomatic Groups of acupoints. Standard proportional measurements are examined and then I start into Standardized Extra Acupoints - which I believe everyon||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Eight - Building Blocks Part Two (Charts!)||Episode Eight is all about charts! The following is reviewed: - Chinese Clock - Five Shu acupoints - Five Element and Five Shu acupoints relationship - Mother and Son - Lower He-Sea - Source, Connecting, Cleft - Host and Guest - Entry and Exit - Fron||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Seven - Building Blocks Part One||Starting from the beginning of the Strength of TCM Workbook, I review the Building Blocks of TCM-Style acupuncture. Learn how this style borrows from many other styles and systems. TCM-Style is truly the Bruce Lee approach in the acupuncture world - mak||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Six - Pulse Diagnosis Part Two||This episode is part 2/2 on Pulse Diagnosis review which was requested by a listener. I also review how Maciocia groups pulses into six categories. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all a||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Five - Pulse Diagnosis Part One||This episode is based on a listener request for me to review Pulse Diagnosis. I delve into why most recent graduates feel they didn't learn a lot about pulse, how pulse can be a self-taught skill and review about half of the 28 pulse images. The Str||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Four - Tongue Diagnosis Review||This episode is based on a listener request for me to review Tongue Diagnosis. I share how I communicate with my patients, and review Colour, Coating, Cracking and Shape diagnostics. The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with study charts and practice||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Three - Six-Stages, Four Levels, and Eight Principles||On this episode I continue to show how TCM-Style Acupuncture steals (I mean borrows!) from other theories such as Six-Stages, Four Levels and Channnel Diagnosis. Then, gather 'round, children, for an exciting and engaging reading of a case study to de||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode Two - TCM Pack-rat Theory||In this episode, I review what I call 'pack-rat' theory. The reason TCM-style acupuncture is so powerful is because we can steal from Yin-Yang, Qi, Weather Pattern Diagnosis, Five Element, and Zang-Fu theory anytime we need! Bruce Lee would be proud,||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode One - What is the Strength of TCM?||Episode One asks the questions: Who am I? How did I get started in TCM? and Why this podcast?||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great TCM teaching!
Kenton has a great way to teach Chinese medicine, with lots of fun stories & analogies!