The Strength of TCM Podcast podcast

The Strength of TCM Podcast

Kenton Sefcik, R.Ac

Helping practitioners gain confidence in TCM-style acupuncture.

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    Episode Fifty-Three - Guest Podcast Phil Garrison

    1:23:13

    Dr. Phil Garrison is a Licensed Acupuncturist and the director of the master's program at AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas. Phil attended Five Branches University, receiving a degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine.  Dr. Garrison followed with a 2-year doctorate from Pacific College of Health and Science (formerly PCOM), focusing his research on curriculum design around the Huang Di Nei Jing. After his exposure to the Nei Jing in Chinese medicine university, Phil became very interested in the ancient and profound text, and now focuses on teaching ten key chapters.  In this episode, join me as I learn more about the Huang Di Nei Jing's origins, makeup and clinical purpose.  If you've ever wanted to tap into the 'Shen' or 'spirit' of the medicine, then this episode covers it. For more information on Dr. Phil Garrison, please visit: https://aoma.edu/about/faculty/philip-garrison-daom-lac On Instagram (Curating the Nei Jing project): https://www.instagram.com/curatingtheneijing/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Fifty-Two - Guest Podcast Alexander Audette

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    Alexander Audette is a Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. Alexander initially graduated from McGill University with a degree in Chemical Engineering before completing training in Acupuncture and Massage Therapy at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Pharmacology (Tokyo Branch).  This program was followed by a 2 year apprenticeship with Matsumoto Acupuncture Research Group (Palpation Based IMS Acupuncture) and a 1 year apprenticeship in Shiatsu and Tuina massage therapy.  In 2000, Alex returned to Calgary and completed a further 2 years study at Alberta College of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACATCM). Alexander is a member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncturists of Ontario and has practiced Chinese Medicine for the past 17 years in both Calgary and Ontario in private practice as well as having taught at ACATCM before moving to Ontario in 2007. Alex was one of my clinical supervisors, and it was a pleasure to recount some of the lessons he taught and ask him to impart some new ones.  We discuss his time in Japan, the difference between traditional Japanese and Chinese approaches to acupuncture, increasing patient herbal compliance by using orthomolecular medicine, and Alex quizzes me on my chemistry and herbal knowledge - in which I fail miserably. For more information on Alexander Audette, please visit: https://www.zenacupuncture.ca/ On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zenacupuncture.ca/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Fifty-One - Guest Podcast Tamsin Lee

    1:07:32

    Dr. Tamsin Lee is an NCCAOM and a Washington state Licensed Acupuncturist.  A graduate of OCOM, Dr. Lee holds a Masters and Doctorate in Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine.  Tamsin has extensive experience in research and contributes to the East Asian Medicine community through her work at the University of Washington. Join me as I learn about a world that is different than the usual acupuncture clinic we hear about - the world of research and the role it plays in Chinese medicine.  We also discuss Dr. Lee's influential work @influentialpoint - which leads us to the topics of hip-hop, Kung-Fu, Chinese culture, xenophobia and racism. For more information on Tamsin, please visit: https://www.drtamsinlee.com/ On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drtamsinlee/ Support @influentialpoint: https://www.instagram.com/influentialpoint/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Fifty - Guest Podcast Jason Valdeavilla

    1:09:24

    Jason Valdeavilla is a Registered Acupuncturist practicing in Toronto, Ontario. A graduate from The Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine Academy, Jay also holds an Honours BSc and a BA from the University of Guelph.  Jason also instructs a practice management class at AIM. Join me as we weave a web of all Jason’s life experiences, from photography to marketing to technology to micro space living, and how they all feed into his practice of TCM.  Jason also shares valuable entrepreneurial and marketing advice that he teaches his students. For more information on Jason, please visit: https://www.jay-v.com/ At AIM: https://aim-academy.ca/pages/faculty-profile-jason-valdeavilla Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/callmejayv/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Forty-Nine - Guest Podcast Nell Smircina

    44:39

    Dr. Nell Smircina graduated from Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, wrote NCCAOM and CALE examinations, and practices in Beverly Hills, California.  While Nell spent her formative years interning as a physical therapist, she experienced successful pain relief from her own gymnastic injuries through acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  Dr. Smircina has been a clinic manager, consulted for some of the top companies that us practitioners source from, and is the newly-elected president of the oldest California state Oriental Medicine association.  Join me as we chat about making a contribution to our field from the ground up. For more information on Nell, please visit: https://www.bewellwithdrnell.com/ In the clinic: https://piquebh.com/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bewellwithdrnell/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Forty-Eight - Guest Podcast Alicia Cheung

    1:12:30

    Alicia Cheung is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist in practice since 2001.  Alicia is also TCM nutritional counsellor, meditation teacher, and triple-certified yoga teacher.  Alicia has created a yoga training team that offers destination-based retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings.  On this episode, I delve into the world of being a travelling Acupuncturist whilst combining the philosophies of India and China. For more information on Samdhana Yoga, please visit: https://samdhanayoga.org/ Follow on Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/samdhana_mindful_living/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Forty-Seven - Guest Podcast Michelle Ingels

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    Michelle Ingels is a triple board-certified Acupuncture Physician, Licensed Acupuncturist and Chinese herbalist.  She is also a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.  Michelle spends most weeks out of the year supporting combat sports athletes around the world with Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and nutrition.  Along with her business partner, Paulina Indara, Michelle helps fighters cut weight safely.  Join me as I discover how Chinese medicine is a powerful ally in the clinic, in the kitchen, and the ring. For more information on Perfecting Athletes, please visit: https://perfectingathletes.com/ Follow on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/perfecting_athletes/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Forty-Six - Guest Podcast Esther Gokhale

    1:05:14

    Esther Gokhale, L.Ac, is the founder of the Esther Gokhale Wellness Center, a licensed acupuncturist, and the creator of the Gokhale Method - a clear eight-step approach that helps people achieve better health through better structure.  Esther was in private Chinese medicine practice for over 20 years and now dedicates her time to teaching Primal Posture all over the world. In this episode, Esther retraces her origin story - from growing up in India to her own personal battle with back pain, and the clues that kept pointing to how we sit, stand and move.  She also graciously shares how Chinese medicine theory integrates into postural retraining.  This episode will have you moving in your seat. For more information on Esther's Gokhale Method, please visit: https://gokhalemethod.com/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Forty-Five - Guest Podcast Michelle Grasek

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    Michelle Grasek is a licensed acupuncturist practicing in Seneca Falls, New York.  Upon graduating from Finger Lakes School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2010 with a Masters in Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine, Michelle began her journey into learning marketing through a work-trade with a patient. Michelle has helped over 400 Chinese medicine practitioners learn how to successfully market their practice without feeling cheesy or sleazy.  It matters not if one is an introvert, extrovert or somewhere in between.  In this episode, Michelle offers some key tips to help everyone get started in marketing their business.  Also, be sure to check out Michelle's Instagram account where she is always posting top marketing tips to help the acupuncture community. For more information on Michelle's Acupuncture Marketing School, please visit: https://michellegrasek.com/ Link up on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michellegrasek/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/
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    Episode Fourty-Four - Guest Podcast Karen Taylor

    1:00:28

    Karen Taylor is an NCCAOM board certified Acupuncturist and board certified Herbalist.  Practicing out of Eugene, Oregon, she is known as the Queen of Congee.  Karen has been prescribing warm breakfast to her patients for years and has made it even more accessible through pre-packaged homemade meals. As Oriental Medicine practitioners, we know the importance of not dousing the Spleen Yang, and Karen delivers - not only to her patient's door, but also through wellness professionals.  Karen attended Southwest Acupuncture College in 1995, a time when Chinese medicine nutrition courses hadn't yet been replaced with western medicine.  Delve into the fascinating world of congee with a senior practitioner. For more information, please visit: https://breakfastcure.com/ Link up on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/breakfastcure/ The Strength of TCM Workbook, digital downloads, study charts and practice support are all available at kentonsefcik.com Track is Samurai Code by Levox: https://levox.bandcamp.com/

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