Living in a foreign country brings challenges and opportunities. 

In this episode we discuss life and culture in Morocco,  how acupuncture  came to be accepted there, and how what began as a wellness center turned into a school of acupuncture.  

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • What drew Chad to Morocco
  • The embodied reality of Qi
  • The opportunity to create something that did not exist
  • Chinese medicine and the traditional medicine of North Africa
  • Emotion and the internal cause of illness
  • Inviting patients into a process of inquiry
  • Identity and disease, when you see the truth you stop doing things that hurt you
  • Jing qi and shen, the process of embodiment
  • The first acupuncture school in Morocco
  • How the experience of living and teaching in Morocco informs Chad’s work today

Chad Conner, L.Ac
My name is Chad Conner and I have over 18 years of experience developing and overseeing successful, integrative medicine centers in both the United States and abroad.

While I was abroad for over 13 years, I co-founded Ananda Health Center’s in Casablanca Morocco. Ananda was the first Multi- Disciplinary Wellness Center’s in Morocco, offering Acupuncture, Osteopathy, Massage Therapy, Psychotherapy, Yoga, Tai Chi and Reiki.

During my time in Morocco I founded Institute of Wu Wei, the first Acupuncture school in Morocco which met once a month for a 4 year formation in Traditional Chinese Medicine. We partnered with the oldest Acupuncture School in France, SPERE, and had many students pass their Acupuncture certification in France.

Currently, I’m a co-founder of Pure Ratios, a vertical integrated medical Cannabis company specializing in combine eastern natural medicine and western scientific research to create unique products.

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