The Strength of TCM Podcast

The Strength of TCM Podcast

Helping practitioners gain confidence in TCM-style acupuncture.

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January 24, 2021 83 min

Dr. Phil Garrison is a Licensed Acupuncturist and the director of the master's program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas.

Phil attended Five Branches University, receiving a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Dr. Garrison followed with a 2-year doctorate from Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly PCOM), focusing his research on curriculum design around the Huang Di Nei Jing.

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Alexander Audette is a Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada.

Alexander initially graduated from McGill University with a degree in Chemical Engineering before completing training in Acupuncture and Massage Therapy at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology (Tokyo Branch).  This program was followed by a 2 year apprenticeship with Matsumoto Acupuncture Research Group (Palpati...

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Dr. Tamsin Lee is an NCCAOM and a Washington state Licensed Acupuncturist.  A graduate of OCOM, Dr. Lee holds a Masters and Doctorate in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine.  Tamsin has extensive experience in research and contributes to the East Asian Medicine community through her work at the University of Washington.

Join me as I learn about a world that is different than the usual acupuncture clinic we hear about - the world of...

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Jason Valdeavilla is a Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Toronto, Ontario.

A graduate from The Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Academy, Jay also holds an Honours BSc and a BA from the University of Guelph.  Jason also instructs a practice management class at AIM.

Join me as we weave a web of all Jason’s life experiences, from photography to marketing to technology to micro space living, and how they all feed into his ...

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Dr. Nell Smircina graduated from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, wrote NCCAOM and CALE examinations, and practices in Beverly Hills, California.  While Nell spent her formative years interning as a physical therapist, she experienced successful pain relief from her own gymnastic injuries through acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  Dr. Smircina has been a clinic manager, consulted for some of the top companies...

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Alicia Cheung is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in practice since 2001.  Alicia is also TCM nutritional counsellor, meditation teacher, and triple-certified yoga teacher.  Alicia has created a yoga training team that offers destination-based retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings.  On this episode, I delve into the world of being a travelling Acupuncturist whilst combining the philosophies of India and China.

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Michelle Ingels is a triple board-certified Acupuncture Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.  She is also a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.  Michelle spends most weeks out of the year supporting combat sports athletes around the world with Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and nutrition.  Along with her business partner, Paulina Indara, Michelle helps fighters cut weight ...

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Esther Gokhale, L.Ac, is the founder of the Esther Gokhale Wellness Center, a licensed acupuncturist, and the creator of the Gokhale Method - a clear eight-step approach that helps people achieve better health through better structure.  Esther was in private Chinese medicine practice for over 20 years and now dedicates her time to teaching Primal Posture all over the world.

In this episode, Esther retraces her origin story - from ...

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Michelle Grasek is a licensed acupuncturist practicing in Seneca Falls, New York.  Upon graduating from Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2010 with a Masters in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Michelle began her journey into learning marketing through a work-trade with a patient.

Michelle has helped over 400 Chinese medicine practitioners learn how to successfully market their practice without feeling ch...

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Karen Taylor is an NCCAOM board certified Acupuncturist and board certified Herbalist.  Practicing out of Eugene, Oregon, she is known as the Queen of Congee.  Karen has been prescribing warm breakfast to her patients for years and has made it even more accessible through pre-packaged homemade meals.

As Oriental Medicine practitioners, we know the importance of not dousing the Spleen Yang, and Karen delivers - not only to her pati...

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In this episode, after a case study, I finish reviewing The Strength of TCM Workbook.  The following topics are discussed: smoking cessation, weight reduction, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus.  As I continue with this podcast through interviews and stories, I want to sincerely thank each and every listener for their support.  Whether you purchased a workbook, a digital download, or sent me a DM on Instagram, each action was equ...

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Michael Max is an NCCAOM certified acupuncturist and herbalist.  Practicing out of St. Louis, Missouri, Michael is well known in the Chinese medicine community for his podcast Qiological, where he has interviewed many of the contributors to our profession.  Join me as I trace Michael's journey of his first experience with acupuncture, studying in China and all he has gleaned from his 21 years in practice.

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A short and sweet episode where I finish reviewing EENT diseases: Rhinorrhea, Epistaxis and Sore Throat.

The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com

Track is Samurai Code by Levox: levox.bandcamp.com

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Heidi received her Masters in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and became a state board licensed Doctor of Chinese Medicine in the state of California.  Heidi specializes in treating fertility concerns, hosts her own fertility summits and designed a fertility protocol kit for the owner of Ear Seeds.

Heidi has developed the Fertility Activation Method - a step-by-step program ...

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This episode starts off with a case study where I share how I built a point prescription with focus in mind.  Then, I review the treatment of Conjunctivitis, Myopia, and Deafness & Tinnitus.

The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com

Track is Samurai Code by Levox: levox.bandcamp.com

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Molly is certified as a Diplomat of Oriental Medicine by the National Certification for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM), a licensed acupuncturist (NY and NJ), and a board certified herbalist. She holds a Doctorate in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine and a Master of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, as well as a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University.

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A great case study on vertigo starts off this podcast, and then I finish reviewing external diseases: Sprain and Contusion, TMJ Syndrome, Alopecia, Acne and Eczema.

The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com

Track is Samurai Code by Levox: levox.bandcamp.com

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Craig Williams is a returning guest on the podcast.  A Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurvedic practitioner, Craig resides in Austin, Texas.  In this episode, we delve into Craig's recent writings, why Dry Needling and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence are creeping up on our profession, and a rhetorical question as to whether Chinese medicine colleges should offer business courses.  Join us as we uneart...

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After answering a very good question from a listener, I delve into the new topic of External Diseases. In this episode, I review the treatment of Urticaria, Erysipelas, Shingles, Mastitis, and Hemorrhoids.

The Strength of TCM Workbook, along with digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com

Track by Enigma Beats: https://enigmabeats.bandcamp.com/track/kumoi-jishi

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Christa is a highly trained Acupuncturist with a special focus in Women's Health and Fertility. She completed her training with Eastern College/Grant McEwen College after studying Nursing at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2005. Christa has been practising for almost a decade, working alongside Naturopathic Doctors, Chiropractors, and Medical Doctors using an integrative approach to health care.

Christa treats in a full...

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