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A Healthy Curiosity
A Healthy Curiosity
Brodie Welch, L.Ac.

You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to... more

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Chinese Medicine For Your Gut Microbiome

You know we need a healthy gut microbiome in order to digest and absorb nutrients from our food – without... more

29 Apr 2024 · 53 minutes
Lessons From 20 Years in Practice

In September 2023, my Chinese Medical practice turned 20 years old. This episode started off as a retrospective on lessons... more

25 Oct 2023 · 19 minutes
The Hormone Balance Pyramid

Moving from overwhelm to a more healthy life is often about small steps. One such step can be embracing the... more

22 Feb 2023 · 58 minutes
Care and Feeding of Your Microbiome

Taking steps in the direction of better health is a multi-faceted process. Not only do we have to take care... more

25 Jan 2023 · 42 minutes
Questions from the Treatment Room, Answered

This season of the podcast has focused  a lot on demystifying different aspects of Chinese Medicine. From acupressure to qi... more

05 Oct 2022 · 34 minutes
Self-healing with Acupressure: There’s an App for That

A consistent theme in this show is empowering you to embody self-respect through daily actions; to take small steps in... more

07 Sep 2022 · 33 minutes
Immunity, Digestion, Focus and Relaxation Practices

Whether dealing with a COVID infection or just moving through life, a lot of us may be hitting energetic walls... more

10 Aug 2022 · 44 minutes
Why Acupuncture is the Best for Musculoskeletal Pain

What do you do when your back hurts, or when your neck and shoulders get tight and sore? Acupuncture is... more

20 Apr 2022 · 46 minutes
Move Your Stuck Qi with Breathwork

Chances are, if you're checking out this episode, you're looking for tools and techniques to help tune into yourself and... more

25 Feb 2022 · 41 minutes
Deep Listening, Gifts of Winter, Overcoming Low Motivation

Winter is cold, dark, slow time of year, and since we’re a part of nature, it’s easy for us to... more

02 Feb 2022 · 24 minutes
The Shiny & Dark sides of Habit Change: My Personal Story

What would you really like to make time for on a regular basis, that somehow keeps getting pushed to the... more

30 Nov 2021 · 22 minutes
Regaining Self-Trust: Advice from a Former Cult Member

From time to time, every one of us makes mistakes and bad decisions. Once we recognize what happened, it can... more

20 Oct 2021 · 47 minutes
TCM Nutrition tips for a Healthy Digestive Microbiome

Our digestive microbiome supports every other system in our bodies. Since we can't use what we can't digest and what... more

06 Oct 2021 · 58 minutes
Freeing Your Vagus Nerve: Self-Care Tutorial

Given the stress and restriction of the last year, a lot of us might be carrying around some neck pain... more

18 Aug 2021 · 51 minutes
From Surviving to Thriving - A Chinese Medicine Take

It's been a tough year. As we slowly begin to emerge from, hopefully, the worst of the pandemic, we're also... more

28 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Dampness & Digestion Master Class

Almost everyone that comes through the clinic is dealing with some combination of two things: stress and dampness. This episode... more

23 Jun 2021 · 23 minutes
Moving Through Trauma with Chinese Medicine

As the world slowly begins to emerge from the worst of the COVID era, there is a lot of collective... more

21 Apr 2021 · 48 minutes
Why Your Heart and Brain Like Estrogen

Maintaining a healthy alignment with our bodies so often comes back to keeping things balanced and our hormones are no... more

24 Mar 2021 · 58 minutes
Momentum, Inertia, and Self-Kindness: Lessons from Winter

Chinese Medicine teaches us that winter is a time of quiet and stillness, a time for reflecting and conserving scarce... more

03 Mar 2021 · 27 minutes
Q+A - 5 Elements for Personal Growth & Getting out of the Way

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments in the population. In this... more

10 Feb 2021 · 39 minutes
The Science of Energy Medicine

Having recently explored the biomedical aspects of acupuncture on the show, this conversation takes an interesting counterpoint to examine how... more

03 Feb 2021 · 54 minutes
Breaking Free from Chronic Pain

Suffering from chronic pain is not a sign of brokenness, it's part of the human experience. If you're interested in... more

27 Jan 2021 · 43 minutes
Taking Off the Invisible Corset of Beauty Culture

In our journey of learning to embody self-respect, it's always important to include respecting our bodies. After centuries of propaganda... more

20 Jan 2021 · 43 minutes
Keeping Your Inner Adult in the Driver's Seat

A lot of us that are working toward personal growth and evolution are always looking for ways to avoid getting... more

06 Jan 2021 · 54 minutes
Body-Centered Mental Health for Kids

As we're coming to the close of a particularly difficult year, we're all probably feeling pretty stressed. For kids who... more

30 Dec 2020 · 44 minutes
Embodiment as Conscious Path

What does it mean to be embodied? To start cultivating embodiment, we can often begin by bringing more focus to... more

23 Dec 2020 · 49 minutes
Practical Qi Gong

As we continue to investigate ways we can use our bodies to affect our minds, we're taking a deeper look... more

16 Dec 2020 · 45 minutes
Healing Trauma by Letting Sensation Speak

The answers we get about trauma often depend on the questions we ask. If you're feeling stuck in your healing... more

09 Dec 2020 · 49 minutes
Healing with Your Heart

If you've been looking for a different approach to cultivating emotional wellness and wellbeing, you will definitely want to catch... more

02 Dec 2020 · 38 minutes
Tapping on the Body to Shift Your Mind and Emotions

Our responses to stress can often be habituated in ways we may not like. With practice, however, it's possible to... more

25 Nov 2020 · 59 minutes
Is Addiction a Disease?

In a time when a lot of us are dealing with strong, difficult emotions, it can be easy to slip... more

18 Nov 2020 · 38 minutes
Reactivity and Anger: Dialing it Down

In challenging times, taking the time to make sure we take care of ourselves can be especially difficult. As the... more

11 Nov 2020 · 48 minutes
Finding Power in Hormonal Transitions

The hormonal shifts women experience later in life, namely perimenopause and menopause, aren't talked about very often. This lack of... more

04 Nov 2020 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Chronic Pain, Migraines, Brain Injuries: Acupuncture & Functional Neurology

If you suffer from chronic pain, migraines, ongoing concussion symptoms, or really anything related to neurology, you'll definitely want to... more

28 Oct 2020 · 55 minutes
Chinese Herbal Medicine, Neurology, and the Gut-Brain axis

Seeing herbs in action is a powerful reminder of why we can find roots of herbal medicine in basically every... more

21 Oct 2020 · 46 minutes
Treating Fibromyalgia Naturally

Fibromyalgia is an incredibly complex syndrome that involves multiple, intertwined systems in the body. The collection of symptoms and expressions... more

14 Oct 2020 · 49 minutes
How Acupuncture Works: The Science Behind the Healing

If you're curious about trying acupuncture or know someone who may benefit from it, it can be helpful to understand... more

07 Oct 2020 · 43 minutes
Breath: Unlocking Your Dormant Superpower

Whether you're feeling tight and stressed, listless and exhausted, or generally just not at your best, one of the most... more

30 Sep 2020 · 46 minutes
Eating Triggers

As we're taking a brief pause from the regular podcasting schedule, Ali Shapiro gave us permission to rebroadcast this interview... more

23 Sep 2020 · 1 hour, 1 minute
From Burnout to Breakthrough

Operating with a sustainable level of energy is not exactly a practice that's encouraged in our culture. Particularly in times... more

26 Aug 2020 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Addressing Insomnia with Chinese Medicine

In a yang addicted society, particularly in the COVID era, falling asleep and staying asleep can be a serious challenge.... more

19 Aug 2020 · 57 minutes
The Five Elements in Psycho-Emotional Health

Understanding our traits and tendencies through a framework like the Five Elements can allow us to step beyond allopathic identifiers... more

12 Aug 2020 · 53 minutes
Better Living Through Lab Tests

Do you suspect that you could have more energy or feel better than you currently do? Viewing our bodies as... more

29 Jul 2020 · 42 minutes
The Science of Slim: Why Diet and Exercise Aren't Enough

As we age, our bodies can send us messages about what's happening and what we need to do in the... more

22 Jul 2020 · 57 minutes
Breathwork, Beats, and Cold Water

There are any number of reasons that you may be experiencing heaviness right now. Fortunately, there are methods available to... more

15 Jul 2020 · 46 minutes
Lyme Disease with Chinese Herbal Medicine

One of the greatest strengths inherent to Chinese Medicine is the focus on getting specific to the individual and the... more

08 Jul 2020 · 45 minutes
Healing from Trauma

Trauma is unfortunately an all too common reality. This leads to unknowingly connecting everyday triggers to life threatening feelings which... more

01 Jul 2020 · 41 minutes
Personality Isn't Permanent

With so many personality assessments and indicators out there, it can be easy to fall into a rigid idea of... more

24 Jun 2020 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Neurodharma: Skillful Means for Happiness

Given the frenetic pace of life we deal with today, it's useful to mine the wisdom traditions for ways to... more

10 Jun 2020 · 58 minutes
Pause for Racial Justice #saytheirnames #podcastblackout

At a time when racism's effects on the US are on display, as they've been with the most recent slayings... more

03 Jun 2020 · 9 minutes
The Evidence for Acupuncture

There's a lot of fascinating research being done that continues to bridge the gap between Chinese Medicine and the conventional... more

27 May 2020 · 57 minutes
Medical Intuition

What happens when we stop trying to actively find the solutions for health problems and instead stop to listen to... more

13 May 2020 · 40 minutes
Hypnosis: Reprogramming Your Subconscious

We typically know the things we need to do to take better care of ourselves, so why is it so... more

29 Apr 2020 · 35 minutes
Ending Emotional Eating / Self-Quarantine Edition

In this time of social distancing and isolation, one of our natural tendencies is to eat as a way of... more

22 Apr 2020 · 45 minutes
Cultivating Confidence and Authenticity 90 seconds at a time

A lack of confidence can be a huge roadblock in many aspects of our lives, but fortunately we can cultivate... more

15 Apr 2020 · 47 minutes
PMS, PCOS, and Pain: Your Period Doesn't Have to Suck

Despite the significant percentage of women affected by polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, it often goes undiagnosed or diagnosed incorrectly.... more

08 Apr 2020 · 38 minutes
Chinese Herbs and Qi Gong for a time of plague

When we're trying to stay healthy, it's crucial to remember there are multiple ways of looking at our health and... more

01 Apr 2020 · 40 minutes
Autoimmune Diet and Lifestyle Help with Dr. Terry Wahls

Incorporating a therapeutic diet and lifestyle is a central tenet of a lot of different approaches to health. It's always... more

25 Mar 2020 · 50 minutes
Staying strong through COVID-19

As we’re grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic, conditions are changing super fast so it’s crucial we find ways to stay... more

18 Mar 2020 · 20 minutes
Fertility and Intimacy: A Chinese Medicine perspective

Fertility problems are often a lonely and stressful experience, but Denise Wiesner joins this conversation to share why that doesn't... more

04 Mar 2020 · 37 minutes
Protecting Your Bones

Ensuring that our bones stay strong throughout our health span means not waiting until retirement to think about it. Bone... more

26 Feb 2020 · 47 minutes
Fitness over 50

Contrary to the prevailing way of thinking, aging does not have to be about deterioration. Debra Atkinson joins this conversation... more

19 Feb 2020 · 38 minutes
Microbiome Biohacking

It's always interesting to dive deeper into the places where modern research starts to overlap with the teachings of Chinese... more

05 Feb 2020 · 42 minutes
Body Mapping to Calm the Nervous System

Our bodies are smart. We can get bogged down in focusing on different cues for how we think our body... more

22 Jan 2020 · 34 minutes
Stress & sleep: geeking out on Chinese herbs, cannabis

For both men and women, it's tough to slow down. The effects of not slowing down can end up seeping... more

15 Jan 2020 · 59 minutes
Imperfect Allyship

Privilege has a lot of layers. Each of us, particularly in dominant groups, often benefit from several different layers, which... more

08 Jan 2020 · 47 minutes
Permission to Slow Down

In the spirit of a new year and taking a step back to replenish ourselves, this episode is a special... more

01 Jan 2020 · 49 minutes
Stopping Panic Attacks

We often talk about things like anxiety and perfectionism and when these issues are carried out to an extreme, they... more

18 Dec 2019 · 45 minutes
7-Day Clean Eating Detox - an Ayurvedic and Functional Medicine approach

Living in today's industrialized society, we're exposed to environmental toxins that can overload our systems. Combine that with the junk... more

04 Dec 2019 · 34 minutes
Mindfulness for Sleep

In a busy world that seems to demand more and more of our attention everyday, falling asleep can often be... more

20 Nov 2019 · 47 minutes
A Healthy Curiosity
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It's always interesting to dive deeper into the places where modern research starts to overlap with the teachings of Chinese Medicine and... more