By Michael Max, L.Ac
Oriental medicine was not developed in a laboratory. It does not advance through double-blind controlled studies, nor does it respond well to petri dish experimentation. Our medicine did not come from the statistical regression of randomized cohorts, but from the observation and treatment of individuals in their particular environment. It grows out of an embodied sense of understanding how life moves, unfolds, develops and declines. Medicine comes from continuous, thoughtful practice of what we do in clinic, and how we approach that work. The practice of medicine is more — much more — than simply treating illness. It is more than acquiring skills and techniques. And it is more than memorizing the experiences of others. It takes a certain kind of eye, an inquiring mind and relentlessly inquisitive heart. Qiological is an opportunity to deepen our practice with conversations that go deep into acupuncture, herbal medicine, cultivation practices, and the practice of having a practice. It’s an opportunity to sit in the company of others with similar interests, but perhaps very different minds. Through these dialogues perhaps we can better understand our craft.
||CleanVoices of Our Medical Ancestors- Using the classic texts in modern practice • Leo Lok • Qi009||We give a great amount of respect to the Classics in Chinese medicine, but understanding these foundational texts of our medicine can be challenge, even ...||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA brief history of Eastland Press • Dan Bensky & John O’Connor • Qi008||Eastland Press has been bringing books on Oriental medicine from Chinese into English since the early days of Americans studying the traditional medicine of Asia. ...||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing the Extraordinary Meridians to Treat Emotional Issues • Yvonne Farrell • Qi007||Oriental medicine draws distinctions between various aspects of mind, body and spirit, but unlike Western culture, it never severed the connections between these aspects of ...||10/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanValue, Integrity, Responsibility- the path to prosperity • Lorne Brown • Qi006||It’s really difficult to attract something that you actually have an aversion toward. Many practitioners have conflicted feelings about money, conflate marketing with dishonesty, and ...||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUsing acupuncture to relieve back in pregnant women • Debra Betts • Qi005||It is common knowledge that acupuncture is quite effective in the treatment of pain. However, for many of us acupuncturists we feel a bit uneasy ...||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanConsidering the Classics and the Study of Complexity • Z’ev Rosenberg • Qi004||Our guest in this episode is a long time practitioner and teacher of Chinese medicine. Our discussion ranges through a number of different topics from ...||9/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Walk Along the River - translation and practice of medicine • Michael Fitzgerald • Qi003||Studying medicine can be both a joyous exploration and a dry mind-numbing slog through endless technical material. In this episode we discuss the Eastland Press ...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAccessing and Treating the Divergent Channels • Josephine Spila • Qi002||Every acupuncturist is intimately familiar with the points and functions of the 12 commonly used acupuncture channels, as well as the functions and use of ...||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTreating recurrent ear infections in children with Chinese medicine • David Miller • Qi001||Recurrent ear infections are a common complaint with children, and it's clear that the conventional multiple courses of antibiotics are rarely effective in the long ...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to Qiological||In this brief introduction to Qiological, show host Michael Maxgives an overview of what you expect from this podcast show. You can visit the website for ...||8/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great information for acupuncturists or those interested in Chinese Medicine
This new podcast is a wonderful resource for both acupuncturists and those who want to dive deep into Chinese medicine. This podcast is a great way to get into some important topics with some great guests. I consider this a must-listen for both practicing acupuncturists and aficionados alike.
This podcast fills a hole in available information. I've basically stopped buying new books because I've grown tired of poor writing, rite prescriptions, cursory discussions, and piece meal approach to a vastly intricate medicine. More please.
Best new show in town
This is a serious step in the right direction for the field of East Asian medicine. Way to go, Michael Max, for bringing our medicine and culture fully into the new millennia! Any practitioner who is interested in enriching their understanding of our medicine needs to be listening in to these discussions. Please keep 'em coming, Michael!
- Xander Kahn, L.Ac.