Watershed Wellness podcast

Watershed Wellness podcast

This podcast covers the practitioners, modalities, passions, topics & conversations of the team and community of Watershed Wellness. Located on the mighty Columbia River in Astoria, OR, the clinic integrates acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, Naturopathic medicine, massage therapy, organic skincare and a compassionate, intentional approach to healthcare.The podcast is run and promoted by clinic co-owner Eric Grey, MS, LAc who previously taught Chinese medicine and practice management for a decade at National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR. He is joined by other Watershed practitioners and members of the community to discuss a wide range of topics. We're currently in our second season, begun in March 2022.Please visit our website at watershedwellnessastoria.com/podcast/ to learn more about us and the podcast, and to give us feedback and suggestions. Thank you for listening!

Episodes

May 13, 2022 17 min

In this episode, I sat down with Melinda Nickels to discuss her training and her perspective on her profession. Or rather - her professions - as in multiple! Dr. Nickels is a licensed acupuncturist, but also a Naturopathic doctor. Naturopathic doctors have many of the same capacities as MDs and DOs with regards to scope of practice, but come from a different perspective. You can learn more about Naturopathic medicine by clicking th...

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In this episode, Todd Garrity, LAc, and I discuss the use of acupuncture during end-of-life care. Todd has a keen interest in helping people through this important phase of life and has sought extensive continuing education to help him be of most help to people facing the dying process.

Todd discusses the basics of how end-of-life acupuncture works, and discusses some of the theories behind why it is helpful. He also shares a little...

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In this episode, we continue the conversation with Todd Garrity, LAc, this time discussing how he approaches pain relief in his acupuncture practice. 

While most people know that acupuncture can treat pain, there is a lot more to it than sticking needles into painful muscles. In particular, Todd's use of the Korean Hand Therapy system presents an alternative approach, which we discuss here as well as in videos on our Youtube ch...

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The Watershed Wellness podcast is back!

After a long hiatus, we're back to it and start off with a brief introduction to acupuncturist Todd Garrity, LAc. Todd came to the clinic from Colorado just before the pandemic changed all our lives. So, while he's been here a while - we've not been able to hear from him on the podcast. In this episode he discusses what brought him to the medicine - and his early career arc. In fut...

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In this episode, Rowan Everard, LAc and Eric Grey, LAc discuss what an acupuncture appointment actually looks like. While every practitioner is different, Rowan articulates a flow that is fairly similar to most Watershed Wellness practitioners.

Rowan answers questions like:

  • What is the intake process like?
  • Does the practitioner leave the room during treatment?
  • What if the patient is nervous or having trouble with treatment?
  • What happen...
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    We're back in action with the Watershed Wellness podcast. We'll be releasing episodes every 2 weeks or so, and continuing on with our focus on highlighting our fantastic practitioners while adding some new content types and creative approaches to healthcare podcasting.

    We've moved our podcast archive over to the Astoria website. You can find the full podcast archive there, as well as here on Buzzsprout.

    In this episode, w...

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    The second and last part of this short series, Amanda Koennecke and Eric Grey, LAc discuss common skincare pitfalls in the summer & how to maintain a routine even when things are hectic. Yep, we scheduled this one back around solstice - relive that longest day of the year! ;)
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    In this first part of a two-part series, Eric talks to Amanda Koennecke, esthetics specialist, and central WW team member, about her skin care practice & Eminence Organics, the skincare line we love so much at the clinic. In this podcast, we discuss how to find a simple but effective skincare routine and the relationship between holistic health and esthetics. Look for the next part coming soon.
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    In this episode, Amanda Barp, LMT, RYT and Eric Grey discuss a common theme in both their practices - the foundation of non-judgment that lies at the heart of all great healthcare. Body image, social mores, political positions and more can all work to thwart people's desire to seek out the care that they need. At WW we do our utmost to ensure this doesn't impact our patients, and in this podcast, we reveal a bit more about...
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    In this episode, Amanda Barp, LMT, RYT and Eric dig into how yoga and movement are approached at Watershed Wellness. We talk about the different types of classes available, why it's so important to have different ways to access movement, and how a nuanced approach to movement allows people to avoid injury. Info about the new upcoming schedule change & our new yoga app!Relevant WW content
  • Yoga and pilates at Watershed Wellne...
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    In this episode, Eric Grey, LAc ,  Melinda Wheeler, LAc , and  Rowan Everard, LAc have fun chatting about classical Chinese medicine (as opposed to traditional Chinese medicine), autumnal symbolism and the vital function of slowing down & going within during this important season.

    Relevant links

  • Chinese medicine at Watershed Wellness
  • An article by Eric on his scholarly website about the Lung organ system from a classical perspecti...
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    In this episode, Amanda Barp, LMT and Eric talk about Amanda's massage practice, especially how she likes to combine more focused and more relaxation-based work. But the bulk of the episode is about Amanda's yoga lineage, how she wants to bring yoga to people who don't ordinarily access it. Enjoy!Relevant WW content
  • Yoga and pilates at Watershed Wellness
  • A little tour of the yoga and clinic space in Astoria
  • Beginning yoga...
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    In this episode of the podcast, WW co-founder and acupuncturist Eric Grey, LAc discusses the treatment of pain, especially chronic pain, and what surprises patients about that process. Delving into the unique character of acupuncture, the relationship of patient and practitioner and the holistic framework that allows us to resolve pain for good, this is a quick listen for anyone with an interest in the East Asian medicine approac...
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    In this episode, Melinda Wheeler, LAc is interviewed about her path to her own healing & her profession, the sane way to make life changes and more. Note that we had a few sound issues with this episode, but I think Melinda's energy comes through just fine.Relevant WW content
  • Chinese medicine at Watershed Wellness
  • One of Melinda's recent articles, exploring the relationship of the Heart and Stomach
  • The first of a series o...
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    In this episode, Eric Grey, LAc welcomes back himself (!) to talk about 3 common misconceptions about Chinese medicine and acupuncture. First, he talks about the elephant in the room - NEEDLES! Yes, he's scared of them too. Next, he discusses the education and training of American acupuncturists. Finally, he discusses the idea that acupuncture only treats pain - an idea that runs contrary to his experience in clinical practice...
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    In this episode, I talk to Watershed Wellness - Portland Naturopathic Doctor DeAun Nelson about what brought her to Naturopathic medicine, what gets her excited about practice and how you can connect with her. But the podcast really takes off when we delve into Dr. Nelson's favorite topic - weight neutral healthcare and Health At Every Size (TM). You'll hear some basic definitions, discussion about weight stigma in healthc...
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    In this episode, Eric discusses an important aspect of his own practice - helping people to make various lifestyle changes to support their healing. He's seen lots of ways this works and lots of ways that don't, and wants to share a few tips and tricks that he's seen help his own patients make the changes they want, and need, to make.For more about Eric, check out the website at : http://www.watershedwellnessastoria.com...
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    In this episode, I take with Dr. Ann Holland, ND, LAc, one of Watershed Wellness' wonderful Naturopathic doctors. Since she holds licenses in both Naturopathic medicine AND acupuncture, she has unique tools and perspectives on the illnesses that people encounter everyday. She briefly discusses a spring and summer scourge - seasonal allergies - and how she looks at that disorder in a nuanced way.For more about Dr. Holland, you c...
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    In this episode, Eric interviews Rowan Everard, LAc, the newest acupuncturist at Watershed Wellness. Practicing in Portland, Rowan has a special interest in the treatment of mental-emotional difficulties as well as in supporting the LGBT community. In this podcast, we chat about that and much more, including the teachers who influenced him, and what he's excited about with his WW practice. Enjoy!
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    In this episode, Eric Grey discusses what he sees as some foundational principles that lie at the heart of natural medicine as we practice it at Watershed Wellness. In exploring these themes, we provide context for the conversations to come on the podcast, as well as helping you get to know our practice better.Check out the podcast at watershedwellnesspodcast.com, share with your friends, and we always love feedback!
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