Hello, I’m your host, Michael Max.
I’ve been a student of acupuncture and Chinese medicine for going on 20 years now. It began as a curiosity as to how a few needles could not only resolve a stubborn health condition I’d had since childhood, but also improve my digestion, quality of sleep and mood. This lead me first to acupuncture school, and then Asia where I worked my way through the gate of Chinese language so I could study with doctors there. Today my work is informed by my clinical practice, the materials I read in Chinese from doctors of centuries past, and the teachers of our modern times who synthesize observations of the past with the challenges of the present.
I’d mistakenly thought learning Chinese would help me to explain acupuncture and Chinese medicine to native English speakers. All I did was get a more coherent understanding of the medicine through the eyes and thought of Asia. Explaining Chinese medicine to westerners requires clinical practice and a slow cultivation that comes from the unfolding conversations between patient and practitioner.
The intent of this podcast show is to provide you with access to the cultivated clinical wisdom of practitioners that have practiced long enough to make Chinese medicine understandable in an everyday language. And who have found certain self-care strategies that are easy to implement and clinically effective.
A lot of wisdom and finesse can be acquired over the years spent as a practitioner.
There are things we say to our patients on almost a daily basis. Why? Because we see certain issues arise time and time again. And we have found some workable solutions, so we share those with our patients.
This podcast is a way to capture that clinically honed wisdom and share it with the world through the increasingly popular media stream of podcasting.
These podcasts run between 45-60 minutes. You can tune in at any time to the shows you are interested in learning more about. And unlike radio, you can listen at your convenience to the shows that are of interest to you.
Everyday Acupuncture is here to educate, entertain, give practical advice, inspire and encourage actionable change that assists you in improving your wellbeing. And all without requiring you to understand a lick of Chinese!