EPISODE 235: Traditional Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Many yoga students explore traditional Indian medicine, Ayurveda, but neglect to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). While they have many similarities, TCM offers some herbs, techniques, and approaches to healing that serve as powerful tools for anyone on a path of mind-body wellness.

On this week’s Yoga Talk Show, you’ll learn about Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese Herbs, and taking a holistic approach to health. Brodie Welch shares her 13 years of experience working one-on-one with clients, and her insights will help you get started with Chinese Medicine responsibly. Remember, just because something is herbal doesn’t mean it’s safe or it’s appropriate for everyone. Listen in to learn how to get started responsibly.

Listen in to learn:

  • Why Chinese Medicine includes food, herbs, energy exercise, meditation/feng shui, bodywork and more
  • How insect-based formulas might help with migraines
  • Why ren shen or ginseng might be helpful for mood disorders
  • How xiao yao wan might help you get through the holidays
  • Why turmeric + black pepper taken with fat could help your inflammation
  • Why corydalis might be helpful for chronic pain

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Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, and self-care strategist. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003.

In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie shares her expertise to help women care of themselves with innovative learn-from-anywhere courses, workshops, and retreats on stress management, the body-mind connection, and Chinese Medicine. She’s also a creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

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