We often think that our hormones drive our emotions. And while there is some truth in that, it is equally true that our emotions, states of mind, and the stories that we tell our selves also have a profound impact on our hormones.
In today’s episode we look at how our thoughts and emotions are intimately connected with our endocrinological system. How “balancing hormones” is more than simply supplementing estrogen or testosterone. And how our states of mind powerfully effect our physiology.
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1:39 How does a jazz percussionist end up as a Chinese medicine practitioner?
7:30 Perspective is everything
13:00 The three treasures; jing, qi and shen
16:16 Healing is different from fixing
24:26 How an acupuncturist works in solving problems
32:06 Sometimes homeostasis is not helpful.
36:56 How our mind can create illness via the hormonal system
47:25 Balancing emotions and hormones
58:29 Your body knows how to balance your hormones
59:31 The importance of kindness
Chris Axelrad is a specialist in hormonal, mind-body, and reproductive wellness using acupuncture, herbal medicine, therapeutic nutrition, and mind-body coaching. After graduating #1 in his class from Bellaire High School in Houston, he studied jazz performance at the University of North Texas. He then completed a successful 10-year career as a software developer before embarking on his journey as an acupuncturist.
Mr. Axelrad is currently the President of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM), a specialty board dedicated to excellence in holistic fertility care. He is certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Chinese Bodywork. After receiving his Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine in 2003, Mr. Axelrad completed extensive graduate and postgraduate studies not only in Traditional Chinese Medicine, but also Western endocrinology, psychoneuroimmunology, neuroendocrinology, nutrition, mind-body disciplines, and interpretation of lab results.
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