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Chinese Medicine Podcast

Chinese Medicine Podcast

By Marie Hopkinson
Dedicated to helping people understand Chinese Medicine, The Chinese Medicine Podcast is run by Herbalist and Acupuncturist, Marie Hopkinson.

The Chinese Medicine Podcast (CMP) started out in 2013 just as a a way for Marie to share the self help aspects of Chinese medicine with her own patients via youtube, but soon found that people all over the world were watching and benefiting from Marie's Chinese medicine videos. In 2019 Marie is expanding to bring audio interviews with Chinese medicine experts - so you can learn about CM, wherever you listen to your podcasts.

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Is it normal to feel worse before you get better with Acupuncture & Herbs (CM) treatment? S5 Ep 2
Answering a subscribers Question, is it normal to feel worse before you  feel better having acupuncture / Chinese medicine .    If you have a question about Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture, cupping,  herbs, moxa, foods as medicine, dampness, Qi etc )  pop it into comments  below and I'll do my best to answer it.    COURSES - find out more by email.    ON DEMAND COURSE NOW AVAIL:   https://www.metrohealth.com.au/learn-the-shang-han-lun-system-to-stay-healthy-on-demand-course/  If your interested you can also send an email enquiry to Marie ; learn@metrohealth.com.au   FOLLOW Chinese Medicine Podcast on social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chinesemedicinepodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chinesemedicinepodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@chinesemedpodcast AUDIO - find us on Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts in audio-only format   CONTACT THE PODCAST (MARIE)  chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com    CONTACT Marie Hopkinson (Clinic/Consultations):   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please head to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/patients   Email drmarie@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine    IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
26:29
July 16, 2022
Grief & Loss - Acupressure points to help you journey through it S5 Ep1
Heartbreak, Loss, Grief and Sadness - here's 4 Ways to help process  through Grief using acupressure and self-massage. This may help you cope  with grief and journey through the emotions of sadness, loss,  heartbreak, disappointment and despondency.   Please seek help of health professional if you need to.   If your interested in studying Chinese Medicine for yourself - self-help  more, find out how I can help you here: https://www.metrohealth.com.au/courses-2022/     CONTACT THE PODCAST (MARIE)  chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com    CONTACT Marie Hopkinson (Clinic/Consultations):    MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please head to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/   Email drmarie@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine
13:47
June 02, 2022
Giveaway Celebration of 5000 Youtube Subscribers! (S4 E13)
GIVEAWAY TIME!  - Wow , we just reached 5000 Subscribers on YouTube! I want to thank everyone here on Spotify, Apple & Audio platforms for your support of our content, and spreading all the goodness of this Ancient wisdom. Happy New Year indeed. To celebrate, I'm giving away 3 courses worth $347 each AND All subscribers can get a free gift from me. Thanks for your support and help in getting to 5000 Subscribers, Claim your free gift from me here: https://www.metrohealth.com.au/free-book-chapter/ You can check out my new courses in 2022 here, there are courses from as low as $39 https://www.metrohealth.com.au/courses-2022/ All you need to do to enter the prize draw is: 1) be a subscriber on Chinese Medicine Podcast Youtube channel or Follow our podcast on Spotify + 2) get your free copy of my new book chapter, and stay connected to me through my email list. Three people will be drawn at random on Thursday 13th January 2022. The winners will be announced on Youtube (First name only) AND to the individual by email. Prize Value $347 each prize. 3 winners will be drawn. TERMS & CONDITIONS OF THE PRIZE DRAW. 1. The prize is not transferable or redeemable for cash. 2. To Enter you must be a subscriber on Chinese medicine Podcast Youtube Channel OR Follow Chinese medicine Podcast on Spotify and sign up to receive emails from Chinese Medicine Podcast. 3. Every Entrant will receive a free copy of the book chapter, Discovering Yin-Yang for Self-care. 4. Competition is open from now till Wednesday 12th January. 5. Three winners will be picked at random from active subscriptions to Chinese Medicine Podcast News. 6. Entrants are free to unsubscribe from the newsletter at anytime, however unsubscribing before 12th January will render the prize draw entry invalid. 7. People can only enter once. 8. Facebook, Instagram, Mail Chimp, Apple, Spotify and Youtube and any other third party social media companies used to advertise this competition are in no way associated with this promotion or Chinese medicine Podcast. IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
10:28
December 30, 2021
Discovering Classical Chinese Medicine - Interview with Collin Campbell (ICEAM) S4 Ep 12
Navigating the world of further study for Herbalists and Chinese medicine practitioners can be a tough one - where to start? Hopefully  this episode will bring some clarity this for students of TCM, new  graduates of TCM, practitioners who've been in business a long time but searching for something better for their patients AND even to our  majority of listeners who are patients of those practitioners - give you  some insights into what dedicated practitioners like Collin go through  to become a respected teacher in the industry.   It was such a pleasure to interview fellow colleague, Collin Campbell.  Collin  has been practicing Chinese Medicine for 15 years, and has devoted his  career thus far to Classical Chinese medicine. In addition to his  private practice, as part of training to become a fellow of ICEAM,  Collin has seen over 1000 patients supervised by Dr Arnaud Versylus as  part of his fellowship training.  Some of the topics we discuss  are the differences between studying TCM and Classical Chinese Medicine,  the typical journey that many Chinese medicine practitioners take in  their quest to learn Classical systems of Chinese medicine. 
ICEAM Is a pulse-based system of herbal medicine, we discuss how this relates to what ICEAM practitioners are taught.   This is not a paid promotion or sponsorship. CONTACT DETAILS:  If you are interested in studying Chinese Medicine with ICEAM in this new program, call Collin on :  777 344 1275   Or email : ccampbell@newyork.iceam.org More info: https://www.iceam.org/venue/new-york/   COLIN CAMPBELL’S CLINIC: https://cliniccampbell.com/ FOLLOW Chinese Medicine Podcast on social medial: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chinesemedicinepodcast Instagram https://www.instagram.com/chinesemedicinepodcast/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@chinesemedpodcast AUDIO - find us on Apple, Spotify and Google Podcasts in audio-only  format CONTACT THE PODCAST (MARIE) chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com CONTACT MARIE HOPKINSON MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please head to :  http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email drmarie@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
46:17
December 17, 2021
Wormwood, Dampness, Diet Changes & Parasite cleanses in Chinese Medicine S4 E11
Wormwood, Neem & Black Walnut ? Parasite Cleanse in Chinese medicine.    This video is answering a Youtube subscribers question about my thoughts on Dampness, Damp-heat and diet changes for Parasite cleanse.  Are diet changes necessary for a parasite cleanse to work?  what is the effect of these parasite cleanse herbs in Chinese medicine?       Interested in my new course, starts Jan 2022, check it out here:  https://www.metrohealth.com.au/learn-chinese-medicine-with-marie-hopkinson/   Marie's practice/contact details:    MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/   Email drmarie@bespokemedicine.net   SOCIAL MEDIAL  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine Instagram: Chinesemedicinepodcast      IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
14:16
December 01, 2021
Blood Wind & Fire - Women's Health and Chinese Medicine S4 ep10
Blood dominates women's health and physiology in Chinese Medicine. How does this relate with the two elements WOOD and FIRE?  Marie talks about how these two elements inter-relate in the aspects of : - Menstrual cycles  - Childbirths  and pregnancies  - Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS / PMT)  - Period Pain (dysmenorrhoea) - Heavy periods  - Emotional health (Joy, Depression, Anxiety, Stress,  - Nightsweats and menopause (touched on)  - Importance of sleep and impact of poor sleep /insomnia on Blood, wood and fire.    Patterns of Disharmony discussed:   Blood Deficiency Liver Qi Stagnation  Heart Fire  Yang Rising    Interested in my new course? Its starting early 2022:   Discover self-empowerment through learning the ancient wisdom of Chinese Medicine in my new course: metrohealth.com.au/learn-chinese-medicine-with-marie-hopkinson/ Marie's practice/contact details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine   IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
23:57
November 17, 2021
How to Harmonise your spirit with the four seasons - with Tyler Rowe S4 ep9
Living in harmony with the seasons is a major feature of the health advice in the Nei Jing (Yellow Emperors classic of Internal Medicine), in this interview Marie discuss the relevance of this ancient wisdom in a modern world with Tyler Rowe.  Tyler Rowe is not only an acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist but an expert on Wu Yun Liu Qi. He's got a great sense of humor and is incredibly down to earth. How do we tackle things like Air-conditioning and artificially induced climates? How do different cultures tell when seasons change and what should we do in response to this to lessen the chance of getting sick from the environment (Cold and flu like illness).  This advice is super relevant for students of CM, patients of acupuncturists /CM and even practitioners themselves who are looking for relevant ways to interpret the Nei Jing and the seasonal advice. It was my absolute pleasure to record this interview and I hope you find this wisdom as useful as I do, for yourself and your family/ community.  About Tyler Rowe (Acupuncturist & Chinese Herbalist)  Tyler Rowe is the owner and operator of his own clinic in Victoria, China Dragon. Tyler has been practicing acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for more than 25 years.  He is highly regarded as a most experienced practitioner with excellent clinical results. His qualifications include a Bachelor Degree in Acupuncture, a Bachelor Degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine, a 6th Degree in Traditional Chinese Martial Arts and an Accredited Feng Shui Master. Tyler regularly lectures at conferences and seminars around the world on Classical Chinese Medicine and is an Instructor with the Institute of Classics of East Asian Medicine in addition to being a Guest Lecturer at the Institute of Neijing Research . To contact Tyler about his clinical practice, his website: https://www.chinadragon.com.au  Chinese Medicine Podcast News: I'd love you to join me for my new 1-year Ultimate self help course in 2022, find out more here: https://www.metrohealth.com.au/learn-chinese-medicine-with-marie-hopkinson/  About Marie Hopkinson: Marie is a Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA) Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email drmarie@bespokemedicine.net Facebook: fb.me/bespokemedicine instagram: @chinesemedicinepodcast  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video. Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
01:06:25
November 11, 2021
Wu Wei, Alchemy and How to Transcend the Five Elements with Leta Herman (Inspired Action Podcast) S4 Ep8
What is Wu Wei? What is it to be your true self, be your element...but then can you be more than that? What a powerful discussion I had with Leta Herman from Inspired Action Podcast & the Alchemy Learning  Center.     We discuss what is this concept of Alchemy, how past trauma can impact  us and who we are, and help us to transcend to our true self and even  beyond that into a Sage.    About today's Guest, Leta Herman:   Leta Herman is an Alchemical Healer, Chinese Medicine teacher, Podcast  host of the Inspired Action Podcast, as well as author of Through the  Mystery Gate, The Energy of Love, Connecting Your Circle, and The BIG  “Little” Gua Sha Book. She is the founder of the Alchemy Healing Center,  a very active Chinese Medicine clinic in Northampton, MA dedicated to  helping clients find their true potential through Alchemical  transformation. She is the driving force behind the new Alchemy Learning  Center (AlchemyLearningCenter.com), offering online classes and live  events related to The Five Elements, The Nine Palaces, and Alchemy.   She has immersed herself in the philosophies of Daoism, Alchemical  Healing, and Chinese Medicine for over twenty years. She is a long-time  student of Master Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th generation Daoist priest and  Chinese Medicine master. She is also a graduate of Eliot Cowan’s Plant  Spirit Medicine studies program and has studied intensively with  well-known teachers and former students of J.R. Worsley, who brought  Five Element Acupuncture to England in the 1960s. A Smith College  graduate and past nationally syndicated journalist, Herman is a world  explorer who speaks multiple languages, loves life, her family, and a  challenging game of Boggle.     Leta's New Book:  https://alchemylearningcenter.com/books-meditations   https://www.facebook.com/InspiredActionPodcast https://www.facebook.com/AlchemyLearningCenter https://www.facebook.com/LetaHermanAlchemy  Instagram: @inspiredactionpodcast https://www.instagram.com/inspiredaction/ Twitter: @InspiredActionX     Marie's practice/contact details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/  Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine    Learn Chinese Medicine with me in my new course :  www.metrohealth.com.au/learn-chinese-medicine-with-marie-hopkinson/    IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
56:60
October 19, 2021
How anyone can master memorisation of Chinese Medicine with HAMISH BROWN S4 ep7
Hamish doesn't have a photographic memory but if you talked to him about Chinese herbs, you would think that he does. This episode is for  students and practitioners of Chinese medicine that want to improve their commitment to memorization and learn from someone who has  continually applied themselves to it over many years.  Hamish is very  encouraging.   It was my pleasure to talk all things memorization & learning Acupuncture points, Herbal formulas and more with  Hamish Brown, a truly accomplished practitioner in Chinese Medicine. We talk about how he committed himself to memorization at various intervals  in his career and in student life. Hamish has a strong commitment to  learning Chinese Medicine and the benefits it brings to his patients is  evident from the time I've spent personally at his clinic in Armidale  doing clinical observation and Classical pulse diagnosis training in  2018In this episode, some of the themes and topics include: - How to stay motivated as a student and practitioner - Styles of learning and memorization tools that have worked for him- how to overcome the common barriers and obstacles that many practitioners face. - How to let go of regret and focus on moving forward in your learning at any level of learning  ABOUT HAMISH BROWN: The Way of Water Chinese Medicine Clinic in Armidale, NSW (Australia) http://www.thewayofwater.com.au/Hamish  is an Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist trained in both TCM and  Classical Canonical Chinese Medicine through Dr Arnaud Versluys in the  Tian Lineage system (ICEAM). Hamish has many years of clinical practice  and runs his own clinic in Armidale, NSW (Australia).  Hamish is also  trained in Martial Arts and is a teacher in his field. Clinic Phone:  (02) 6771 3469 Marie's  practice/contact details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to :  http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine   Podcast enquiries: chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
57:54
October 07, 2021
Learn Chinese Medicine with Marie Hopkinson S4 Ep6
I'd love to help you learn Chinese Medicine so I decided to create a one year course to help people take a deep dive into the self help aspects and prevention medicine based aspects of Chinese Medicine. Check out this webpage for more info, dates and cost: https://www.metrohealth.com.au/learn-chinese-medicine-with-marie-hopkinson/ This episode is a dedicated audio podcast of me talking about the course, what you'll learn and why I decided to make it.  - Marie Hopkinson.  To make an inquiry, contact chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com 
27:16
September 25, 2021
Discovering Five Element Acupuncture with Jessica Kennedy S4 Ep5
What is Five Element Acupuncture ? How is it different to TCM? How does a  5 Element practitioner go about making a diagnosis? These and many  other interesting questions discussed in today's episode where Marie  Hopkinson and Jessica have a chat about all things FIVE ELEMENT STYLE.    ABOUT JESSICA:  Jessica Kennedy is an experienced Chinese Medicine practitioner  (Acupuncturist) in both TCM Acupuncture and Five Element Style  Acupuncture. Jessica obtained her Licentiate in Acupuncture in 2005  after three years study at the College of Integrated Chinese Medicine in  the UK. She is a member of the British Acupuncture Council, AACMA  (Australia) and AHPRA (Australia). Jessica practices in several  locations in Perth and rural Western Australia. Contact her practice  here: https://jessicakennedy.com/about-jessica/   5 element cards : https://jessicakennedy.com/cards/ ABOUT MARIE HOPKINSON:    MARIE is a Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/  Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
47:44
September 21, 2021
Happiness Psychology - Use YOUR strengths for long term happiness (Part 2) S2 Ep6
How can we leverage our strengths of  Wisdom, courage and Humanity for  more happiness and a greater meaning in life? things like  Creativity,  curiosity, love of learning, judgement and perspective  Zest, Bravery, Honesty, Perseverance, Love, kindness and social  Intelligence are the strengths discussed in today's video.   This is part of a new series on Strengths and Happiness:   Part 1: INTRO / Short term happiness with strengths  Part 2: Strengths within the areas of Wisdom / Courage / Humanity  Part 3: Strengths within the areas of Transcendence and Temperance  Part 4: Strengths within the area of Justice   VIA STRENGTHS TEST: (Free) https://www.viacharacter.org/ Marie's practice/contact details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/  Email hello@bespokemedicine.net   Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine   ONLINIE CONSULTATIONS Via Zoom/phone With Marie are now avail http://bespokemedicine.net/online-consultations/ IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any un-diagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
25:18
June 08, 2021
Feel Happier Instantly - Know Your Character Strengths Part 1 S2 Ep5
Using one of your top 5 strengths in a new way is a method used by  Psychologist, Martin Seligman and his theories of Strengths and virtues  are well known. You an use this as a free way to find instant happiness  in your own life, right now. This is a huge part of whats now known as  Positive Psychology.   THERE IS A PART 2, 3 and 4 coming in this series.   Take the free test here: https://www.viacharacter.org/   I've used this personalty test with hundreds of patients and students  over the years, and found it incredibly useful for myself as well. This  isn't strictly Chinese Medicine BUT, it is incredibly relevant to the  aspects of understanding ourselves and our interaction with the world  (a Very Chinese Medicine concept) ... The VIA Strengths test is based on  the research by well known Psychologist, Martin Seligman and his book,  Strengths and Virtues.  Its worth 10 minutes of your time to find out about yourself.  Once you've taken the test, you'll get an email with your top 5  strengths...what then? -    One way to instantly increase happiness is to pick one of those  strengths and do something new in it today. For instance if your strength is "Appreciation of Beauty" you could take  a walk in your lunch break with the specific goal to find beautiful  things around you.  If your strength is creativity - you could explore something so new and  different - often creative people enjoy taking risks or exploring  something new...or you could dig around in the closet /shed for that old  dusty guitar and start to play it again. Maybe join an creative craft  group and learn how to knit!  If your strength is Courage you could plan to do something adventurous  today Kindness? - make a cake for you neighbor, buy a blanket for that  homeless guy who hangs out the front of your local supermarket ...you  get the idea. Judgement (Critical Thinking / open mindedness) - start a blog on a  topic your passionate about. Teamwork - Join your local sports club, volunteer with a group who meet  together to clean up the environment...get involved in a group with  similar passions or interests.  There are 24 different character strengths/virtues (check them out in  the chart below) ...and lots of ways to use them, but it all starts with  knowing what are your individual traits.  Next week I'm going to do a video series on how to use this and how I've  used it to help my patients and students live a happier and healthier  life.  I hope you have fun learning about yourself with the test.  Marie's practice/contact details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis.If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health  condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor,  GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this audio. 
14:16
June 04, 2021
Why are we using Western Medical parameters to measure Chinese Medicine? PART 2
Is thousands of years of history of medicine slowly going down the bureaucratic toilet? Part 2 of 2. This isn't a typical episode, but I have felt the need to get this issue out there for a while now.  Ive never had AHPRA try to interfere in my personal health until now... Discussion points include different systems of health care, and discussing are we slowly letting our system of medicine be eroded? Why this might be a bigger problem going forward using western medicine model to measure a different medicine system altogether...why isn't anyone concerned about that? Why isn't our board standing up for us about our system of medicine? How this has concerned me throughout the past 14 months. Is thousands of years of history of medicine slowly going down the toilet ?  If your a student of TCM (or a disillusioned practitioner) I think you will find this interesting. CONTACT: chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis.  While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a  professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse  through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced  properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or  changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you  to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist  or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call  000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for  your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any  diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie  Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health  and improvement in your own health journey.
27:08
May 19, 2021
Why are we using Western Medical parameters to measure Chinese Medicine? PART 1
This isn't a typical episode, but I have felt the need to get this issue out there for a while now. Part 1 of 2.  Discussion points include the pros and cons of registration in Australia, what our system means for how we can advertise Chinese medicine - essentially speak about how we use it, and WHY are we agreeing for Chinese medicine to be measured and evaluated with a different system of medicine -the biomedical model. Happy to have more of a chat about this on the channel in future episodes, as mentioned in the episode, email below.  If your a student of TCM (or a disillusioned practitioner) I think you will find this interesting.  CONTACT: chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
31:27
May 18, 2021
How to instinctivley know what foods are good for you in Chinese Medicine - Avoid Dampness and Create healthy Spleen Qi
Avoid Dampness and Create healthy Spleen Qi with this method of the Qing Dan or Clear Bland diet and how you can revert to this to discover how foods affect you.  In this episode, Marie Hopkinson, herbalist & acupuncturist from Perth Australia talks about how to better understand our own body - the two main pillars of health - sleep & digestion and how they are so important to understand what foods to eat, what foods not to eat on a regular basis.  Thanks for voting us in the top 20 of Chinese Medicine Podcasts, Feedspot,,,as mentioned in this video check out some other cool podcasts about topics you might be already into here; https://blog.feedspot.com/chinese_medicine_podcasts/ Marie's practice details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/​ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine      IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
37:11
February 24, 2021
3 Ways to help your Spleen Energy (Digestion / Gut Health) in 2021 S4 Ep1
Get ready for a better 2021 with Ancient timeless wisdom of Chinese  medicine - Here's my 3 ways you can help your Spleen Qi right now ...yes  today - try these things and start getting benefit right now.   If you missed last years video on 5 things for you can do to help your  Spleen Qi - here it is again: https://youtu.be/1FGnxURtnG4   Includes Paid Promotion.  Thanks to Empirical Health for sponsoring this  video.   USE PROMO CODE : CMPGIVES10 to get 10% off your first order (New  Customers Only) with Empirical Health. Valid for new customers who meet  the requirements set out by Empirical Health to be a practitioner  customer. If you are a patient of a herbalist/acupuncturist, please send  your practitioner this video so they can use the promo code.  https://empiricalhealthshop.com.au/  Hey, I'm doing some new things in 2021. Online Consultations - check out how you can meet with me individually  via the amazing internet technologies  http://bespokemedicine.net/online-consultations/   Contact about the podcast /youtube channel :  chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com   Marie's practice/contact details:   If your in Perth:  MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to :  http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
16:18
February 14, 2021
10 steps to help Improve Fertility with Dr Camilla Cameron (Acupuncturist) S3 Ep9
10 Steps to improve your fertility.   Todays guest, Dr Camilla Cameron (Doctor of Acupuncture/ Acupuncturist)  talks with Marie about important things to help anyone on a fertility  journey. No matter if you are looking at understanding your body better  as a female - Understanding your cycle, trying to get pregnant naturally  or undertaking cycles of IVF or other assisted fertility, today's talk  will be of interest how an acupuncturist like Camilla can help.   Talking about a typical fertility journey, we discuss tips from  Camilla's 19 years practice experience as a practicing Acupuncturist in  Brisbane/Queensland.  Dr Camilla has plenty of experience at handling patients in their  journeys helping them manage the ups and downs, the stress, and talks  about common misconceptions as well as shares her 10 steps to improve  fertility. Including how to read a Basil Body Temperature (BBT) chart.    VIDEO link (has chart visuals) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWVOjctoS8U&feature=youtu.be ABOUT TODAYS GUEST: DR CAMILLA CAMERON  Dr Camilla practices Functional Medicine Japanese Acupuncture and Vagus  Nerve Stimulation. With 20 years experience, Dr Camilla focuses on  Women's health and Natural Fertility.   Contact:  CLINIC: https://happyhealthyclinic.com.au/ CLINIC ADDRESS: 31 Ashgrove ave Ashgrove 4060 0402 469 968 camilla@happyhealthyclinic.com.au   Links to things mentioned in this video:   Alarm Research on songs to wake up to (RMIT)  https://www.rmit.edu.au/news/media-releases-and-expert-comments/2020/feb/melodic-alarms    ‘Alarm tones, music and their elements: Analysis of reported waking  sounds to counteract sleep inertia’, with co-authors Dr Jair Garcia  (School of Media and Communication) and Dr Darrin Verhagen (School of  Design), is published in PLoS ONE (DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0215788).  positive psychology /strengths test:  https://www.viacharacter.org/survey/account/register PODCAST CONTACTS: chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com   CLINIC ENQUIRIES:  MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to :  http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
46:38
December 14, 2020
Fertility with natural medicine - Dr Houng Lau (Herbalist & Acupuncturist) S3 Ep8
What do you really need to get pregnant?  What an interesting discussion for anyone on a fertility journey, as I interview Dr Houng Lau about this huge topic...she makes it so simple. Dr Houng is an experienced Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal doctor, familiar with using oriental medicine to help people with natural fertility or assisting those going through IVF.   In this episode we discuss : - Houng discusses her 3 most important things for fertility health - the importance of fertile mucus   - how to tell if you have fertile mucus  - when to have intercourse, can you have too much?  - Ovulation - how to tell when you are ovulating?  - Coffee, Alcohol and what substances you should stop / reduce when trying to conceive?  - Exercise when trying to conceive?  - Is there such as thing as fertility herbs to get pregnant?   - how a herbalist and acupuncturist would be able to assist patients in both natural conception and IVF.  Such a pleasure to interview Houng and discuss such a wealth of valuable information for many women and men out there looking to have a baby now or in the future.   Questions welcome. please let the host Marie Hopkinson know your thoughts and questions in the comments below.    About today's guest: Dr Houng Lau (Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist)  B.APP. SC (TCM) DIP SHIATSU, Diplomate Cannonical Chinese Medicine (ICEAM)   Houng regularly travels the world to attend acupuncture conferences, study with the best teachers and learn new treatment techniques. Her treatments are based on meridian style Japanese acupuncture. She visits Japan often to study advanced training with Mazakazu Ikeda, her teacher and mentor whom she has known for 16 years. This style of treatment provides the most effective results with little discomfort. Houng is determined to ensure her skills remain cutting edge, and she constantly challenges herself to better help her patients.  Houng welcomes new patients.    CLINIC : Eastern Therapies, Bondai Junction SYDNEY NSW  info@easterntherapies.com.au  0400 331 321  https://www.bondi-acupuncture.com.au/ This podcast is run by Marie Hopkinson: chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com OR CLINIC /patient enquiries via www.bespokemedicine.net  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
35:18
August 27, 2020
Acupuncture Vs Cupping - Dr Geoff Brothers, Chinese Medicine Doctor S3 Ep7
Cupping Vs Acupuncture? What’s the difference? Why might a Chinese medicine doctor use acupuncture or cupping ...or both on you? Maybe you have had cupping and want to know more about it? Chinese medicine podcast is the place where you can come to have your questions answered and all things Chinese medicine easily explained.   Topics in todays discussion include: Marks /cupping bruises explained, what’s the difference between acupuncture and cupping, why have cupping  Who can do cupping and acupuncture, what do the marks mean, fire cupping, face cupping, acupuncture and cupping About todays guest;  Geoff Brothers, an Acupuncturist and Herbalist from Perth WA, currently practicing at Floralia Wellness & Apothecary in Nedlands WA.  Geoff has 20 years clinical experience and holds several degrees in Chinese Medicine including: Adv. Dip TCM, Dip App Sci (Chinese Herbal Medicine) Dip CCM (Canonical Chinese Medicine).   Geoff’s website: www.geoffbrothers.com.au If you like our show leave a comment below on youtube or send an email to chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com f you have a question, Marie will endeavor to answer or make a video about your question.    Marie's practice/contact details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
25:18
August 09, 2020
Can Acupuncture improve IVF success? Talking research with Amy Forth, Acupuncturist & Researcher S3 Ep6
Is Acupuncture effective in helping fertility, particularly when undergoing an IVF cycle? What does the current research say AND how do we interpret that data? It can be super confusing, even for practitioners who are not academics or researchers to understand how it all fits in the current body of evidence. Amy Forth, an expert on this topic, helps us understand the research, the current evidence and unpacks it to an easy level. If you are curios about the use of Acupuncture as part of supporting an IVF cycle, this episode is one that’s not to me missed, as we chat about what kinds of studies have been done, the number of participants (why that's important) the kind of control groups used (and we explain what that means) and what is “sham acupuncture” and what often happens to research results when different controls or placebos are used. Amy also discusses how the research helps us to understand “therapeutic dose” of acupuncture which is something we don’t talk about enough - EG - how many treatments should a person have and does it make a difference? This is all based on the current research. If you are listening only, please check out the video version of this interview where all the research discussed has screen-shots /PowerPoint slides embedded which can help you guide along the way. YOUTUBE LINK: Can Acupuncture improve IVF success? Talking Research with Amy Forth https://youtu.be/LYskWNjMQr0 About Amy Forth: Amy is both a clinician, an integrative medicine researcher and an educator. Amy holds a Bachelor health Science Chinese med ( acupuncture and herbs) and Masters in Global health. Amy’s practice at The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic Alexandria.    Clinic Phone: 0403180611 Clinic Email: alexandria@acupuncturepregnancy.com.au Find more information about Amy Forth and her practice:  www.acupuncturepregnancy.com.au   https://acupuncturepregnancy.com.au/acupuncture-and-ivf-outcomes-dose-matters/ Marie Hopkinson: chinesemedicinepodcast@gmail.com / CLINIC: www.bespokmedicine.net (Perth, Western Australia) IMPORTANT: This episode as with all videos/audios on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video. The purpose of this video is to educate about Herbs, Acupuncture and natural medicine but NOT to replace the your own health care practitioner.
37:08
June 25, 2020
More than a bubble bath - why Self Care Matters with Acupuncturist Julie Constantine S3 Ep5
What is self care really? And why should you care (pardon the pun). Seriously this is a great interview, down-to-earth style of what it is to look after yourself, and as experienced Acupuncturist Julie Constantine puts it "honoring yourself, wherever you are at". We also talk about anxiety of having acupuncture and what Julie does in her practice for patients who are petrified of needles, or a little scared when its their first time to experience acupuncture. Our video recording is avail on YOUTUBE and if you are liking the content here on Spotify, Apple or Google podcasts please leave us a review - it really helps.  About Julie Constantine Julie studied Chinese medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) at Perth Academy of Natural Therapies and in for over ten years has been practicing in Brisbane, QLD. (Australia). Julie founded her own clinic, Turning Point Acupuncture, where she currently practices in Bowen Hills. Julie welcomes new patients and practices acupuncture, cupping, ear candling and Chinese herbal medicine. Julies practice : https://www.turningpointacupuncture.com.au Follow Julie on Social media via Instagram & Facebook:  (Turning Point Acupuncture) IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
22:28
June 11, 2020
Got Jing? Talking fertility, acupuncture & Chinese medicine with Amy Forth S3ep4
What is Jing? Why should I care? In today's conversation with Amy Forth and Marie Hopkinson we talk about Amy’s areas of expertise in fertility and reproductive medicine. This is part 1 of a two part series. Part two focuses on research for acupuncture and IVF.  If you are wanting to get pregnant, looking into natural options, fertility support with acupuncture for your IVF cycle, this interview with Amy Forth will be of great interest to you.   “It was my absolute pleasure to interview Amy and discuss these important issues with someone so knowledgeable in the research space” - Marie Hopkinson    About Amy Forth   Amy is both a clinician, an integrative medicine researcher and an educator. Amy holds a Bachelor health Science Chinese med ( acupuncture and herbs) and Masters in Global health. Amy’s practice at The Acupuncture Pregnancy Clinic Alexandria.    Clinic Phone: 0403180611 Clinic Email: alexandria@acupuncturepregnancy.com.au Find more information about Amy Forth and her practice:  www.acupuncturepregnancy.com.au   https://acupuncturepregnancy.com.au/a... https://acupuncturepregnancy.com.au/a... https://acupuncturepregnancy.com.au/e... LISTEN to our podcast on SPOTIFY, APPLE and All good podcast platforms.     About the Interviewer, Marie Hopkinson :  MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine    IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.
27:10
June 04, 2020
How to use herbs at home - Balms, Teas & More with Adam Heysom-McDowell (Acupuncturist & Herbalist) S3 ep3
Using Chinese herbs at home can be exciting and fun but often getting stared is hard not knowing where to start, or even where to get herbs to make teas, balms, external liniments etc.   External Applications of herbs is one of the lesser known / used aspects of Chinese herbal medicine, and can included herbal teas, herbal liniments, poultices, balms, soaks, and other applications.  In this episode, Marie interviews Adam Heysom-McDowell, an Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist from Annandale, NSW. Adam has a wealth of knowledge and practical experience in making balms using Chiense herbs as well as the external application of herbal teas as an eye rise for example.   Herbs mentioned in this episode include:  Chrysanthemum (Ju Hua)  Mandarin Peel (Chen Pi)  Ginger Root /Fresh Ginger (Gan Jiang / Sheng Jiang)  Hawthorne Berry (Shan Zha)  How to make simple herbal teas for eyes, digestion and more.   Also mentioned :CITES: https://www.cites.org - Endangered Species information resource discussed.   We also talk about the interesting path that lead Adam on his journey to study Chinese medicine, and how he ended up on his career path today.     About todays guest:   Adam Heysom-McDowell has been practicing Chinese medicine for five years, and is a registered Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Annandale, NSW. (Australia). Adam holds a  Bachelor of  Health Science (TCM), Dip. Remedial Massage and Dip. Fitness Specialist. Adam’s special interest in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions with Chinese medicine and remedial therapies has lead him to develop external use aspects of Chinese medicine, like the balms discussed in this interview. Adams range of products can be found on his website, as well as info about booking an appointment with him at his lovely clinic:   https://www.annandalechinesemedicine.com Contact for Mr Adam-Heysom McDowell:  Phone: 0405 255 888 Email: adamjmcdowell@gmail.com • Facebook: @adamchinesemedicine • Instagram: @annandalechinesemedicine • LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/adamh-m     IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast is NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
39:06
May 01, 2020
Searching for the Truth, a discussion on Chinese Medicine Study with Michael Brown S3 ep2
Marie chats to Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Translator, Michael Brown about trends in training of Chinese medicine in the university/college system in this episode. We discuss his passions about learning, memorisation and how students in undergraduate TCM programs can get more out of their studies.   This conversation is part of the new series, CM Study Buddy - helping you learn and navigate the world of Chinese medicine as a student. This would be really useful for students in the USA, Australia, UK and Europe, and couldn't be more timely since there are many students now in self-isolation or stuck at home in quarantine. Its a great time to get stuck into learning about our shared passion of Chinese medicine.   Some of the topics discussed include the need for study, how to utilise classical sources in undergraduate study of Chinese medicine. How memorisation can help you in the clinic setting and Michael shares some of his own tips for studying and learning the complex systems of Chinese medicine. About Michael Brown:  Michael is incredibly enthusiastic about the future of Chinese medicine and training students, a teacher himself in Brisbane, Queensland (Australia).  Michael holds a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) a Masters of Applied Science (CHM) and a Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Language).   In 2009 Michael founded Remedy Lane Chinese Medicine, where he currently practices herbs and acupuncture. Michael has since continued in studying Classical Chinese language to better understand the origins and treatments of Chinese Medicine, as well as spending time living in China.   Michael has also continued to further his study in Chinese Medicine with trips to China to study under world renowned herbalists.   In 2019, Michael's work on translating Explanation of Channels and Points was published by Purple Cloud Press: (now avail on amazon  https://www.amazon.com/Explanations-C...).   Michael Brown sees patients from his Acupuncture and Herbal medicine clinic in Chermside, QLD. http://remedylane.com.au/ Also mentioned in this video were a couple of books for student study tools (diagnosis):   Chinese medicine diagnostics [Deng Tietao Shanghai Science and Technology Press] [line drawing](Chinese Edition)(Old-Used)  Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis Study Guide by Qiao Yi (Author), Al Stone (Author) You can also watch Chinese Medicine Podcast on Youtube https://youtu.be/z5Xc3ta0lug IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.
45:54
March 28, 2020
Help for Endometriosis - Discussing an integrative Medicine approach with Dr Andrew Orr (CMD) S3 Ep1
Dr Andrew Orr, Acupuncturist and Herbalist and expert in the integrative approaches of reproductive medicine, is passionate about Endometriosis.   In this in-depth conversation about Endometriosis, we discuss the integrated approach that is an option for so many women today. The importance of finding access to use the right Western medical specialists, surgeons, physiotherapy and experienced Complementary medicine practitioners including Chinese medicine (Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) and nutritional medicine practitioners.   Dr Andrew is a huge supporter and avid fundraiser of Endometriosis Australia as well as experienced in clinical practice of women’s health and reproductive medicine, and passionate about this topic.   About Dr Andrew Orr:    Dr Andrew Orr (DOAM, MRMed, MWHMed, Ba.Sc, Ba.HSc, AdvDipNut) is one of Australia’s leading healthcare practitioners,with over 20 years of experience in assisting Reproductive issues,Women’s Health Medicine issues, Pregnancy and many other health complaints. Dr Andrew and is also the owner/Director of his own practitioner only Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Supplement Company-ConceptShen Nutritional Medicine PTY LTD. He also runs a successful clinic practice in Brisbane and helps women and couples locally, interstate and from overseas. https://drandreworr.com.au/ This month it's EndoMarch - Endometriosis Awareness month. You can find out more about Endometriosis  and get behind EndoMarch at https://www.endomarchaustralia.org.au/   You can also watch this episode on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVIAMu0kaUY&t=107s WE are also on TikTok @chinesemedpodcast, Instagram and Facebook @chinesemedicinepodcast Marie's practice details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to :  http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email he
43:46
March 05, 2020
Discovering Ling (Life Purpose, Connection & Creativity) with Glenn Bowman
Today’s guest is Glenn Bowman, a student and scholar of Chinese Medicine. First we talk about his journey into Chinese medicine and his 9 year journey toward finding greater meaning in life, connection and exactly what we are discussing today Ling. Glenn shares his wealth of knowledge about the importance of meditation from his own life experience and now as a student of Acupuncture.  I realise this is alot longer than our regular content. Please grab a coffee or a tea and enjoy the converstation. .  About the Presenter:  MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net    Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.  Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
01:04:04
January 30, 2020
Help to set goals for 2020 Part 1 - The Mind body connection series
Are you struggling to set a new year resolution or  goals let alone feel in  touch with your life purpose?  Chinese Medicine can explain why we go  through periods in life feeling less or more purposeful. In this episode  Marie looks at how your life purpose is affected by the physical  aspects in our body  Emotions - Grief, sadness, depression, anxiety, fear, worry, anger,  frustration and resentment also play a part in our bodies ability to  maintain the right balance which leads us to a sense of purpose and  fulfillment or direction in life.    Chinese Medicine Podcast is available to watch on youtube in video format.   Marie's practice details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Marie practices acupuncture and herbs in Perth, WA   Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
22:19
January 07, 2020
Are you living in harmony with the environment? Mind Body Part 1in
New series over the holidays ...mind body and Chinese Medicine.   Technology means we don't have to be at the mercy of the environment, but what is it doing to us long term in our living habits and health ?In this series Marie Hopkinson, Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist from Perth, delves into the mind-body connection looking at the issues about purpose, meaning and fulfilment in life, alomg with other mental-emotional aspect and their interplay with the physical body - all from a Chinese medicine perspective of course.  This is one broad view that looks at the importance of living in harmony with nature - sleep and diet are two main aspects. We will focus on sleep in this episode.  How much sleep do you need in different seasons .... Summer, winter etc? lets take a look together In today’s episode, Are you living in harmony with the environment ?  Marie's practice details:  MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.  Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
20:08
December 19, 2019
The mind-body connection in Chinese Medicine - Series Two Intro
Creativity, Life Purpose & the mind-body connection in Chinese Medicine - Series Intro A new series on the connections of our mind-body through the Chinese medicine framework. This series will explore more about:  - Liver Qi Stagnation and how it affects our creativity  - What elements/ organs drive life purpose  - how can we increase effectiveness of mental health through our physical body - looking at mental health through the 5 element lens.  - sleep needs in different seasons  - how lifestyle affects the physical which then affects the mental /emotional aspects in a Chinese medicine framework  Marie Hopkinson is a Perth Acupuncturist and Herbalist, and also teaches Chinese medicine. Contact at www.bespokemedicine.net  or hello@bespokemedicine.net.
02:48
December 19, 2019
What is Spleen Energy Deficiency ? Explaining Chinese Medicine with Marie Hopkinson
Spleen Qi Xu - Spleen energy deficiency is a very common TCM diagnosis,  In this video I will help explain what it is from both a classical  Chinese medicine perspective of a weakness of the earth element and the  TCM concepts.   This video covers aspects of healthy and unhealthy Spleen qi / function  and spleen dampness. what happens when he Earth gets overwhelmed with  water? Dampness or water logged earth energy.   Common symptoms of Spleen energy deficiency (Spleen Qi Xu) can be  bloating, diarrhea, gas, tiredness, low appetite and food intolerance.  Also some people find feeling anxiety and worried are common mental  health symptoms that happen when the spleen /earth element is weak, it  can't regulate the normal functions of thought.   I welcome your questions and comments. let me know what areas of Chinese  medicine you would like to be explained  in an upcoming video.    Watch this video (and others like it) on YOUTUBE... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AksAgKKSp2o Marie's practice details:   MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine
26:09
November 26, 2019
Stop Inflammation with foods - Talking nutrition & Chinese medicine with Dr Ben Latto O'Brien (TCM doctor)
Talking inflammation and pain, eye health and Dr Ben's amazing journey into becoming a Chinese Medicine practitioner after a life changing surgery gone wrong. In today's episode we discuss inflammation, Pain, Turmeric & Eye Health are key topics we talk about  with Dr Ben who also studied a degree in Nutrition.  Tumeric - how much, how often and how to make it's active ingredients  more available in the body.   We also talk about Dr Ben's special interest in eye health and keeping  your eyes healthier  Chinese Medicine   About Dr Ben Latto O'Brien (Acupuncturist & Herbalist)  Benjamin O’Brien comes from a long line of practitioner’s of both  western and natural medicine. Ben completed a double degree in both  acupuncture and nutritional medicine and is also qualified in both An Mo  Tui Na (Chinese massage) and western Remedial massage. Part of Ben’s  acupuncture training involved completing an internship in China at  Guangxi Traditional Chinese Medical University in Nanning, Guangxi.  Ben  has personal experience in the healing capacity of acupuncture and  continues to be inspired by what Chinese medicine offers to millions of  people around the world. Ben’s other great passion involves using food  as medicine for the incredible health benefits seen in both the short  and long term for his patients and himself when the correct foods are  regularly consumed.  Ben has completed a master’s degree in Chinese Herbal Medicine. He  strongly believes in the vast healing power of plant medicine and the  lack of side effects often seen with the use of many modern western  pharmaceutical medications.  CLINIC / Contact Dr Ben via: https://nedlandsosteoacu.com.au/  IMPORTANT: This video, as with all our content, the The Chinese Medicine Podcast episodes are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video. We wish you the best of health in your own journey. 
43:27
October 25, 2019
Acupressure Points that stop headache pain with Dr Marie Hopkinson (Acupuncturist)
Dr Marie Hopkinson, Acupuncturist shows you how to find and use different pressure points to stop headache pain instantly and reduce headaches over time. This episode can be watched on youtube as a video (for full point demonstration) at Chinese Medicine Podcast youtube channel.  Pressure point massage can be a natural, drug-free pain relief method. If you are unsure of the cause of your headaches or migraines, please seek advice from your health care practitioner. Headaches can be a symptom of a serious health problem. Do not use youtube as a replacement for real medicine, and seeing your health care practitioner. Please leave a comment below, let us know what points you've tried! Marie's practice details: MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in Australia (AHPRA) Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net Facebook: fb.me/bespokemedicine IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video. 
18:49
October 10, 2019
Welcome listeners
Thanks for joining the podcast, great to see it really growing, This is a quick update about the Chinese Medicine Podcast to let you know what's happening and where we are going. 
11:10
September 25, 2019
What is Five Element Acupuncture? with Jessica Kennedy (Acupuncturist)
I'm joined by 5 Element expert, Jessica Kennedy who was trained in the  UK, in a unique style of Chinese medicine called "Five Element  Acupuncture" - so lets find out what is 5 Element Acupuncture and how it  might be able to help you find out more about yourself - mentally,  physically and emotionally.   We talk about the differences in the 5 elements, what are the  constructions of wood, fire, earth, metal and water.   what happens during a consultation / treatment in 5 element acupuncture,  how that might be different to TCM or general Chinese medicine, what’s  involved including questions, talking, pulse diagnosis, tongue diagnosis  and more. About today's guest: Jessica Kennedy, Acupuncturist   http://jessicakennedy.com/five-elemen...   Chinese Medicine Podcast is now on actual podcast platforms!  Apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast...Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/show/2gLorSA...Breaker: https://www.breaker.audio/chinese-med...Google Podcasts: https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=...Anchor: https://anchor.fm/marie-hopkinson   ABOUT YOUR PRESENTER: Marie Hopkinson   Marie's practice details:  MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine.  IMPORTANT: This content, as with all The Chinese Medicine Podcast episodes are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. Please see your own Chinese Medicine Practitioner, GP/Doctor or appropriate Health professional for a propper diagnosis before initiating any self help concepts we discuss. 
28:48
September 21, 2019
Healthy digestion & Stomach Qi with Dr Jason Chong (Oriental Medicine Practitioner)
Jason Chong is an experienced Acupuncturist and Herbalist, working in  Melbourne, Australia. We talk about ways patients can increase digestive  health through stomach channel massage, food choices and better  awareness of what's going into our body.   Stomach Qi is associated with the Earth element (paired with Spleen  energy) in Chinese medicine and in a more western understanding gut  health, the mind-gut connection and promotion of harmony and health in  our body through ensuring all aspects of food assimilation are working  properly. We also talk about the environmental impacts of current eating  habits, food miles. ABOUT Dr Jason Chong ;  https://www.dantianhealth.com.au (You can download Jason's free E-book here)  Jason Chong is an Oriental Medicine Doctor with over 10 years of  experience helping people reclaim their health and vitality. Jason is a   fully qualified and nationally registered as an acupuncturist and  Chinese herbalist. Jason is also a lecturer at the Australian Shiatsu  College.   Jason has studied the Tian family lineage of classical herbal medicine  at ICEAM. Under the tutelage of Arnaud Versluys, I graduated with as a  Diplomate in Canonical Chinese Medicine.  Jason has also studied many  styles of acupuncture practice. His primary focus is on the Nagano  lineage of gentle Japanese acupuncture. This is through the tutelage of  Shimamura Tsuyoshi Sensei and Kiiko Matsumoto Sensei. IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
26:22
September 12, 2019
Chinese medicine for Children - Interview with Dr Holly Carruthers (CM Dr)
Can kids have acupuncture?What natural remedies can parents try for a babies constipation, children's health problems like abdominal pain and other issues that commonly affect children.   Today I'm joined by expert Dr Holly Carruthers (Chinese medicine doctor) who's Perth based clinic centers around Chinese medicine for Children - babies and children of all ages. Holly Shares some useful home remedies parents can try to alleviate digestive symptoms and promote digestive and general health as well as showing us how to pick up a baby so you are encouraging the baby to start engaging its neck muscles and encouraging healthy muscular development.  We discuss Chinese medicine diet therapy for kids, a Japanese technique called Shonishin which is a way to do acupuncture especially for kids using no needles. About Today's Guest:  Dr Holly Carruthers (Acupuncturist / Herbalist)  http://www.elementhealth.com.au/  Perth, WA   Your Host: Marie Hopkinson, Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist   Marie's practice details:  MARIE HOPKINSON, Registered Chinese Herbalist and Acupuncturist in  Australia (AHPRA)  Consultations for treatment (individual) please call my clinic office to  book in: 08 93289233 (Perth Natural Medical Clinic) or  go to : http://www.bespokemedicine.net/ Email hello@bespokemedicine.net  Facebook:  fb.me/bespokemedicine     IMPORTANT: This information presented in this episode, as with all audio/videos on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie or podcast guests may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.    Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
34:44
September 09, 2019
What is Cosmetic Acupuncture with Dr Abbie (Acupuncturist) - EPISODE 2
I'm joined by Cosmetic Acupuncturist, Dr Abbie, of Zhong Centre  Melbourne for a very interesting chat about the difference between  acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture. What about dermal fillers, Botox  and standard cosmetic procedures vs acupuncture? How does acupuncture  work for wrinkles or lines on the face? Lets find out with industry  expert, Dr Abbie.   If you are new to the channel, welcome and, don't forget to subscribe!  The Chinese Medicine podcast is now available on major podcast  applications - Anchor, itunes(coming any day now), Spotify, Google  podcasts and more.  We love people sharing our videos - you can find snippets of Chinese  medicine podcast interviews and talks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chinesemedic...  Dr Abbie also shares some skin care advice for you at home to keep your  face looking beautiful and lovely in between treatments. The Glo - Sha  training course that is mentioned can be found here: https://zhong.thinkific.com/courses/l... Dr Abbie (Chinese Medicine Doctor) Zhong Centre - St Kilda, VIC (Australia)  https://zhongcentre.com/dr-abbie/Info about Training programs for acupuncturists in Cosmetic Acupuncture  avail on the Zhong centre website  Instagram @drabbieacupuncture   About your host: Marie Hopkinson  Marie is a Chinese medicine practitioner (Herbalist & Acupuncturist)  from Perth, WA.  Consultations - www.bespokemedicine.net or call 08 9328 9233 IG: @bespokemedicine     IMPORTANT: This video, as with all videos on the The Chinese Medicine  Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While  Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional  consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the  internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through  the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your  health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own  doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health  professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in  Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your  individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet  or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.   Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of  health and improvement in your own health journey.
21:17
August 23, 2019
Safety & Quality of Herbs with Dr Simon Feeney - EPISODE ONE
I'm joined by industry expert, Dr Simon J Feeney (Chinese Medicine Physician) discussing important issues about Chinese Herbs in the western world. Whats Really in your herbs? Does growing a plant in a particular place make a difference ? What about animal cruelty practices in Chinese Medicine ? We discuss all these things and more.  00:00:58 - Simon's background getting into the herbal medicine industry. Concern for the industry of Chinese herbs - looking for quality and safety, environment, heavy metals, chemicals, fungicides, herbicides in the growing /manufacturing of Chinese herbal medicines.  04:40 Testing of herbs in Austalia, safety standards in Australia for chinese medicines. Simon discusses ways of creating transparency in the herbal medicine industry. Testing for pesticides, heavy metals and other aspects of herb safety.  AAA Testing discussed - further information here: https://empiricalhealthshop.com.au/pages/our-herbs  05:49 - What is adulteration in Chinese herbal medicine ? discussing reasons why this happens and has happened over time.  10:22  What about different formats of herbs - preparation methods, styles of herbs - granules, pills, powders, decoctions, boiling up herbs and other ways to prepare them - does that make a difference to how herbs work?  Discussing importance of administration of the herbs and getting the diagnosis right in the first place.  18:29 What is Woods grown herbs ?  regions that focus on replanting and sustainable harvesting the herbs of various ecosystems.  Environmental protection of herbs. Di Dao - the original growing area - the concept that a particular herb from a particular area is the best.  21:30 - Farming of Chinese herbs outside of China - in Australia, USA etc, organic farming, How farming and nature growing.  22:09  What makes a medicinal herb a medicinal herb? - growing conditions, geographical positioning in traditional medicines.  26:51 - E Jiao (donkey hyde gelatine) and animal cruelty in Chinese medicine - discussing alternatives, cruelty free medicine, ethical sourcing of herbs.  About our guest:  Dr Simon J Feeney is the director of Empirical Health Herbs in Australia and also a clinical practitioner (Chinese Herbalist) in Port Macquarie, NSW http://www.empirical-health.com/about-us/practitioners/dr-simon-j-feeney-bio/ CLINIC: http://www.empirical-health.com/about-us/practitioners/dr-simon-j-feeney-bio/ WHOLESALE HERBS ENQUIRIES: https://empiricalhealthshop.com.au/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/empiricalhealth/ About Your Host: Marie Hopkinson is a Chinese Medicine practitioner (Herbalist & Acupuncturist) from Perth, Australia. Marie has many years experience in practice and teaching Chinese medicine and has a passion for explaining and empowering people with Chinese Medicine.  IMPORTANT: This podcast, as with episodes on the The Chinese Medicine Podcast are NOT a replacement for a health professional diagnosis. While Marie may answer your questions, all answers are not of a professional consultation level - it is impossible to check your pulse through the internet, hence Chinese medicine cannot be practiced properly through the internet. If you have any undiagnosed symptoms, or changes in your health condition The Chinese Medicine Podcast urges you to see your own Doctor, GP, Chinese medicine practitioner, acupuncturist or other health professional as appropriate. If it is an emergency call 000 in Australia. If you are unsure if this advice is appropriate for your individual situation ask your own practitioner before applying any diet or lifestyle techniques /concepts discussed in this video.  Marie Hopkinson and The Chinese Medicine Podcast wishes you the best of health and improvement in your own health journey.
31:26
August 19, 2019