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Qiological Podcast

Michael Max, L.Ac

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Qiological Podcast

Qiological Podcast

Michael Max, L.Ac

6
Followers
97
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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.

Latest Episodes

CBD, Neurology and the Inspiration That Comes From Unexpected Challenges • Chloe Weber • Qi122

The changes that come from an unexpected direction tend to be the ones that transform our lives the most. Chloe Weber did not plan on becoming an expert in neurology. She was on the path of providing herbs and acupuncture to low income populations. But when her son’s rare neurological condition invited her to move in a different direction, she took that invitation. Listen in to this conversation on neurology, CBD, Chinese herbs and how a business can be built because it turns out that in solving your own problems, you can help a lot of other people solve theirs as well. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

63 MIN4 d ago
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CBD, Neurology and the Inspiration That Comes From Unexpected Challenges • Chloe Weber • Qi122

A Neurological View of Acupuncture Points • Poney Chiang • Qi121

Just how do you locate an acupuncture point? Are you looking for bony protrusions, a palpable change on the skin, or a rule based measurement from a book? Locating acupuncture points is something every practitioner needs to do, and do well. And there are plenty of different criteria that can be used. This question about point location caught the attention of our guest in this episode. He started to seriously look into this issue, serious as in with a scalpel and cadaver. And what he’s found has been illuminating. Listen into this conversation on how one practitioner’s curiosity has allowed him to use modern science to find connections between the classics, acupuncture points and neurophysiology. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

65 MIN1 w ago
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A Neurological View of Acupuncture Points • Poney Chiang • Qi121

The Archetypes of Confucius and Carl Jung • Pia Giammasi • Qi120

Archetypes are deep influences that all humans share. They give us a glimpse into the complicated landscape of our psyche. They can live in the light or influence from the dark. Carl Jung had a lot to say about our intrapsychic world, how these influences are shared across culture and time, and how they manifest in personal and societal behavior. And while they are separated by the distance of culture and thousands of years Confucius had a lot to say that rhymes with the Jungian ideas on Being, Doing, Thinking and Feeling. Listen into this conversation with a translator of Buddhist texts who also has a background in Chinese medicine for a discussion on the similarities in outlook between these two great influencers and thinkers. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

70 MIN2 w ago
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The Archetypes of Confucius and Carl Jung • Pia Giammasi • Qi120

The Power of Connection- Business as an Aspect of Community • Brigitte Linder • Qi119

An often overlooked aspect of running our own business is that it gives us a potent way of connecting with others and serving a community. Sure there are additional responsibilities that come with this kind of an opportunity. But the freedom it can give us, and the ways it will challenge us with personal growth, opens up experiences and opportunities we’d otherwise not have. Listen into this conversation on how doing business asks each of us to develop untapped potential in ourselves, connect us with a larger community and give us the opportunity to live a life where we get to choose our own responsibilities. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

72 MIN3 w ago
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The Power of Connection- Business as an Aspect of Community • Brigitte Linder • Qi119

Daoism in the Modern World • Josh Paynter Qi118

Daoism and Daoist thought is something that many acupuncturists have been exposed to. It might have been part of what launched our interest in studying medicine. And perhaps you’ve had the experience of reading books like the Dao De Jing and come away more with a sense of confusion than clarity. It’s challenging for us as modern westerners to grasp the meaning of writings that have come to us from across the expanse of time, culture and language. Daoist traditions are alive, but they are passed down within the confines and structure of community Listen in to this conversation on Daoism, hermeneutics, living traditions and medicine. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

74 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Daoism in the Modern World • Josh Paynter Qi118

Getting Your Finances Right: What the Entrepreneurial Acupuncturist Needs to Know • Bev Hacker • Qi117

Money, for many, is the pebble in our shoe that irrates enough to annoy, but not enough for us to make a fundemental change. And if our accounting systems mirror our confusion or conflict around finances, then that adds more one more thing that we’d prefer not to think too much that will undoubtly circle back and be a source of suffering. A good accounting system, and the basic understanding of the principles involved can save us a lot of trouble. And it’s not that difficult. If you can learn Chinese medicine, you can certainly grasp the fundemental accounting principles that will help you to better understand the financial health of your practice. Listen in to this discussion on basic accounting for acupuncturists, embracing financial responsibility and why the 80/20 rule is your friend. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

77 MIN2019 DEC 17
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Getting Your Finances Right: What the Entrepreneurial Acupuncturist Needs to Know • Bev Hacker • Qi117

Qi Anatomy •Brenda Hood • Qi116

The way we make sense of structure helps us to understand function. Drawing lines and divisions helps us to understand parts. But a keen understanding of the parts does not always help us to see the whole of the functioning of those parts. The anatomy of qi gives us a kind of bi-ocular view of function and form. It helps us to understand a system, even as we are part of that system. And it invites our western minds, which have been cultivated on carving the world into pieces, to glimpse the unity of those parts. Listen in to this conversation on qi anatomy, Daoism and the influences of pre and post heaven influences. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

79 MIN2019 DEC 10
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Qi Anatomy •Brenda Hood • Qi116

Beyond The Visible - Electromagnetic Radiation and Health • Brandon LeGreca • Qi115

Chinese medicine reminds us that we are one part of a complex, interdependent and ever evolving ecosystem. That we both influence and are influenced by the world. Our toolmaking ability has wrought remarkable changes on the world, and on ourselves. In this conversation we look into the prevelence of manmade electromagnetic radiation, how it has dramatically proliferated in the past 40 years, and how some common health complaints could be a sign how the increase in electromagnetic fields in our living spaces might be effecting our wellbeing. Listen in to this discussion that gives us some of the basic science behind the technology that allows you to read this on your mobile device, and how we are at the very beginning of starting to understand the effect of electromagnetic radiation on human health. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

62 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Beyond The Visible - Electromagnetic Radiation and Health • Brandon LeGreca • Qi115

Wisdom Guild- Listening to Our Practice • Qi114

What gets us started is not what sustains us over the long haul. The energy of beginning is essential at the start of any new endeavor. But what got us to here, will not get us to there. It’s easy to think that we are broken because what brought us success does not help us in managing success. Nor does it help us to move through the stages of development as we age and face the challenges slowing our practice down, passing it along or letting go of it altogether. In this conversation we explore our practices in mid and late career. How we find sustenance in our work. How at some point we let go of the business and practice that has sustained us for decades. And the vital importance in sharing something of what we have learned with those who are at the beginning of the journey. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

72 MIN2019 NOV 26
Comments
Wisdom Guild- Listening to Our Practice • Qi114

Ripples in the Flow: Pulses, Nanjing and the Questioning Mind • Z'ev Rosenberg • Qi113

The classics are helpful not just because they contain pointers to how medicine works. They are helpful because of the discussions they have generated amongst practitioners over the twin distances of time and space. They are a kind of thread that connects us with the doctors of the past who have gone to this well for the wisdom within. Listen in to this conversation on the pulse as seen through the perspective of the Classic of Difficulties, how the principle of 理 (coherence) shows up in the work we do, issues of free will and that troublesome question of what constitutes a cure. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

72 MIN2019 NOV 19
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Ripples in the Flow: Pulses, Nanjing and the Questioning Mind • Z'ev Rosenberg • Qi113

Latest Episodes

CBD, Neurology and the Inspiration That Comes From Unexpected Challenges • Chloe Weber • Qi122

The changes that come from an unexpected direction tend to be the ones that transform our lives the most. Chloe Weber did not plan on becoming an expert in neurology. She was on the path of providing herbs and acupuncture to low income populations. But when her son’s rare neurological condition invited her to move in a different direction, she took that invitation. Listen in to this conversation on neurology, CBD, Chinese herbs and how a business can be built because it turns out that in solving your own problems, you can help a lot of other people solve theirs as well. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

63 MIN4 d ago
Comments
CBD, Neurology and the Inspiration That Comes From Unexpected Challenges • Chloe Weber • Qi122

A Neurological View of Acupuncture Points • Poney Chiang • Qi121

Just how do you locate an acupuncture point? Are you looking for bony protrusions, a palpable change on the skin, or a rule based measurement from a book? Locating acupuncture points is something every practitioner needs to do, and do well. And there are plenty of different criteria that can be used. This question about point location caught the attention of our guest in this episode. He started to seriously look into this issue, serious as in with a scalpel and cadaver. And what he’s found has been illuminating. Listen into this conversation on how one practitioner’s curiosity has allowed him to use modern science to find connections between the classics, acupuncture points and neurophysiology. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

65 MIN1 w ago
Comments
A Neurological View of Acupuncture Points • Poney Chiang • Qi121

The Archetypes of Confucius and Carl Jung • Pia Giammasi • Qi120

Archetypes are deep influences that all humans share. They give us a glimpse into the complicated landscape of our psyche. They can live in the light or influence from the dark. Carl Jung had a lot to say about our intrapsychic world, how these influences are shared across culture and time, and how they manifest in personal and societal behavior. And while they are separated by the distance of culture and thousands of years Confucius had a lot to say that rhymes with the Jungian ideas on Being, Doing, Thinking and Feeling. Listen into this conversation with a translator of Buddhist texts who also has a background in Chinese medicine for a discussion on the similarities in outlook between these two great influencers and thinkers. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

70 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Archetypes of Confucius and Carl Jung • Pia Giammasi • Qi120

The Power of Connection- Business as an Aspect of Community • Brigitte Linder • Qi119

An often overlooked aspect of running our own business is that it gives us a potent way of connecting with others and serving a community. Sure there are additional responsibilities that come with this kind of an opportunity. But the freedom it can give us, and the ways it will challenge us with personal growth, opens up experiences and opportunities we’d otherwise not have. Listen into this conversation on how doing business asks each of us to develop untapped potential in ourselves, connect us with a larger community and give us the opportunity to live a life where we get to choose our own responsibilities. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

72 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Power of Connection- Business as an Aspect of Community • Brigitte Linder • Qi119

Daoism in the Modern World • Josh Paynter Qi118

Daoism and Daoist thought is something that many acupuncturists have been exposed to. It might have been part of what launched our interest in studying medicine. And perhaps you’ve had the experience of reading books like the Dao De Jing and come away more with a sense of confusion than clarity. It’s challenging for us as modern westerners to grasp the meaning of writings that have come to us from across the expanse of time, culture and language. Daoist traditions are alive, but they are passed down within the confines and structure of community Listen in to this conversation on Daoism, hermeneutics, living traditions and medicine. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

74 MIN2019 DEC 24
Comments
Daoism in the Modern World • Josh Paynter Qi118

Getting Your Finances Right: What the Entrepreneurial Acupuncturist Needs to Know • Bev Hacker • Qi117

Money, for many, is the pebble in our shoe that irrates enough to annoy, but not enough for us to make a fundemental change. And if our accounting systems mirror our confusion or conflict around finances, then that adds more one more thing that we’d prefer not to think too much that will undoubtly circle back and be a source of suffering. A good accounting system, and the basic understanding of the principles involved can save us a lot of trouble. And it’s not that difficult. If you can learn Chinese medicine, you can certainly grasp the fundemental accounting principles that will help you to better understand the financial health of your practice. Listen in to this discussion on basic accounting for acupuncturists, embracing financial responsibility and why the 80/20 rule is your friend. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

77 MIN2019 DEC 17
Comments
Getting Your Finances Right: What the Entrepreneurial Acupuncturist Needs to Know • Bev Hacker • Qi117

Qi Anatomy •Brenda Hood • Qi116

The way we make sense of structure helps us to understand function. Drawing lines and divisions helps us to understand parts. But a keen understanding of the parts does not always help us to see the whole of the functioning of those parts. The anatomy of qi gives us a kind of bi-ocular view of function and form. It helps us to understand a system, even as we are part of that system. And it invites our western minds, which have been cultivated on carving the world into pieces, to glimpse the unity of those parts. Listen in to this conversation on qi anatomy, Daoism and the influences of pre and post heaven influences. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

79 MIN2019 DEC 10
Comments
Qi Anatomy •Brenda Hood • Qi116

Beyond The Visible - Electromagnetic Radiation and Health • Brandon LeGreca • Qi115

Chinese medicine reminds us that we are one part of a complex, interdependent and ever evolving ecosystem. That we both influence and are influenced by the world. Our toolmaking ability has wrought remarkable changes on the world, and on ourselves. In this conversation we look into the prevelence of manmade electromagnetic radiation, how it has dramatically proliferated in the past 40 years, and how some common health complaints could be a sign how the increase in electromagnetic fields in our living spaces might be effecting our wellbeing. Listen in to this discussion that gives us some of the basic science behind the technology that allows you to read this on your mobile device, and how we are at the very beginning of starting to understand the effect of electromagnetic radiation on human health. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

62 MIN2019 DEC 3
Comments
Beyond The Visible - Electromagnetic Radiation and Health • Brandon LeGreca • Qi115

Wisdom Guild- Listening to Our Practice • Qi114

What gets us started is not what sustains us over the long haul. The energy of beginning is essential at the start of any new endeavor. But what got us to here, will not get us to there. It’s easy to think that we are broken because what brought us success does not help us in managing success. Nor does it help us to move through the stages of development as we age and face the challenges slowing our practice down, passing it along or letting go of it altogether. In this conversation we explore our practices in mid and late career. How we find sustenance in our work. How at some point we let go of the business and practice that has sustained us for decades. And the vital importance in sharing something of what we have learned with those who are at the beginning of the journey. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

72 MIN2019 NOV 26
Comments
Wisdom Guild- Listening to Our Practice • Qi114

Ripples in the Flow: Pulses, Nanjing and the Questioning Mind • Z'ev Rosenberg • Qi113

The classics are helpful not just because they contain pointers to how medicine works. They are helpful because of the discussions they have generated amongst practitioners over the twin distances of time and space. They are a kind of thread that connects us with the doctors of the past who have gone to this well for the wisdom within. Listen in to this conversation on the pulse as seen through the perspective of the Classic of Difficulties, how the principle of 理 (coherence) shows up in the work we do, issues of free will and that troublesome question of what constitutes a cure. Head on over to the show notes page for more information about this episode and for links to the resources discussed in the interview.

72 MIN2019 NOV 19
Comments
Ripples in the Flow: Pulses, Nanjing and the Questioning Mind • Z'ev Rosenberg • Qi113
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