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Painiac, the first podcast about mindfully living with chronic pain, is a free resource for people living with chronic pain or illness. Painiac is for people living with chronic pain and the awesome people who love them. We also explore what it means to live with various types of pain whether it be emotional, mental, or physical, and we share inspiring stories of other painiacs who are learning to live well even when life hurts. With host Shelly Jackson Buffington, listeners learn about topi ...
 
You know that health and happiness aren’t things you can outsource. You’ve also got a full plate, and making the time to take care of yourself can be challenging. A Healthy Curiosity is here to support you. The Mission: to explore what it takes to be well in a busy world, offer self-care strategies rooted in the traditions of Chinese Medicine, yoga, and Ayurveda along with the cutting-edge research from functional medicine. Host Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M. is a holistic self-care strategis ...
 
Physical therapy secrets will give you invaluable information that is not widely known on how to prevent and treat most muscle pain. Mary Smithson Hutto has been in the sports medicine field for over 35 years and has a successful physical therapy practice in maui, Hawaii. She sells 2 stretching apps on the Itunes store. These apps show how to perform her specific stretching exercises that help regain lost mobility and eliminate most muscle pain. www.stretchawaymusclepain.com info@stretchaway ...
 
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Join Podcast Host Corrina Rachel & Dr. Dumitrescu as they discuss the practice of Regenerative & Functional Medicine. Born in Romania, Dr. Dumitrescu graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Texas at Austin and attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. He has lived in the Unites States since 1990 and soon di…
 
From time to time, every one of us makes mistakes and bad decisions. Once we recognize what happened, it can often be hard to regain our self-trust. Kelly Thiel joins us for this conversation to share her own experience of losing self-trust and how she's been able to work on rebuilding it. Her story inspires us to let go of resentment and anger to …
 
Our digestive microbiome supports every other system in our bodies. Since we can't use what we can't digest and what we can't digest can cause problems, we can see cascading effects through our bodies if something's not right. Here to unpack how the digestive system works and its central role in the body is Dr. Darlene Easton. She brings us some pr…
 
Grief Counselor Lisa Keefauver & Wellness Plus Podcast host Corrina Rachel discuss the affects of Grief & Loss. In today's climate Lisa Keefavuer explains that in today's western culture we're generally silent about how we feel and are hesitant to speak about feeling sad. Lisa Keefauver discusses not everyone experience's grief the same, and certai…
 
Given the stress and restriction of the last year, a lot of us might be carrying around some neck pain or unproductive posture. In the spirit of allowing ourselves to do less than we're humanly capable of, this conversation will address how we can work to reverse these issues with very gentle movements. Movements that invite us to be curious about …
 
It's been a tough year. As we slowly begin to emerge from, hopefully, the worst of the pandemic, we're also entering the full on yang-mode of summer. In the spirit of self-compassion on the heels of such a trying time, what would it look like to give yourself the gift of doing less? How can we lean into play and joy instead of the temptation of sen…
 
Almost everyone that comes through the clinic is dealing with some combination of two things: stress and dampness. This episode is a masterclass, or at least a lengthy public service announcement, on dampness since some of the most common questions that come up are regarding what it is and how to address it. If you're dealing with tiredness, lethar…
 
As the world slowly begins to emerge from the worst of the COVID era, there is a lot of collective trauma that we'll be working through for years. While any healing takes time, there are ways to move through trauma in accordance with the principles of Chinese Medicine that invite more ease into the process. Bringing with her some practical tips for…
 
Maintaining a healthy alignment with our bodies so often comes back to keeping things balanced and our hormones are no different. Dr. Felice Gersh is dedicated to helping women navigate life in an optimal way, particularly when it comes to the roles hormones play in aging. She joins this conversation to discuss her philosophy on how women can appro…
 
Chinese Medicine teaches us that winter is a time of quiet and stillness, a time for reflecting and conserving scarce resources. As we reflect on how we navigate the world, it's also a good time to get radically honest with ourselves about what we're holding space for in our lives. With the podcast entering a new, slower period of creation, it can …
 
Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments in the population. In this episode, we'll explore how that treatment made it's way into the American mainstream as well as answering some listener questions about the practice. We'll take a look at how the 5 elements interact with different individuals and …
 
Having recently explored the biomedical aspects of acupuncture on the show, this conversation takes an interesting counterpoint to examine how this modality also walks in the world of energy medicine. In addition to the more physical facets of healing, the power of your body's own intelligence and consciousness plays a very significant role in the …
 
Suffering from chronic pain is not a sign of brokenness, it's part of the human experience. If you're interested in exploring the idea of chronic pain and what we can do about it, this is a conversation you won't want to miss. Dr. Joe Tatta provides a more contextual approach to chronic pain and explains how mindfulness can aid in the healing proce…
 
In our journey of learning to embody self-respect, it's always important to include respecting our bodies. After centuries of propaganda from the beauty industry and other societal mechanisms, the internalized oppression against women's bodies has shifted over time, but is as virulent as ever today. Lauren Geertsen views it as a generational respon…
 
A lot of us that are working toward personal growth and evolution are always looking for ways to avoid getting triggered and getting reactive. If you're curious about why it is that, despite your efforts to grow, you're not moving through the world like the most highly evolved version of yourself, this episode is definitely for you. Michelle Chalfa…
 
As we're coming to the close of a particularly difficult year, we're all probably feeling pretty stressed. For kids who have been thrust into online school, an uncertain world, and an equally uncertain future, the stress can be even more pronounced. If you're a parent, or really anyone, navigating stress, distress, and anxiety, you'll definitely wa…
 
What does it mean to be embodied? To start cultivating embodiment, we can often begin by bringing more focus to what it's like to inhabit our body rather than just where we are. The body does a lot more than just act as a vehicle to move the brain around from place to place. Brooke Thomas uses a variety of methods and media to help others onto the …
 
As we continue to investigate ways we can use our bodies to affect our minds, we're taking a deeper look at qi gong and how we can use the practice to change how our energy is flowing. An energy exercise that blends intention, breath, and the shape of our bodies, qi gong is a powerful tool to help realign both the physical and energetic systems. Fe…
 
The answers we get about trauma often depend on the questions we ask. If you're feeling stuck in your healing process, sometimes the best way forward is to trust that the body has its own story to share. Trying to force an understanding of what's going on can miss the clarity of embodying those sensations. By bringing together mindfulness with soma…
 
If you've been looking for a different approach to cultivating emotional wellness and wellbeing, you will definitely want to catch this conversation. With influence on essentially every system in the body, the heart is the conductor of our inner orchestra. The heart is also capable of healing on a deep, programming level. Carine Camara identifies t…
 
Our responses to stress can often be habituated in ways we may not like. With practice, however, it's possible to hack our limiting beliefs and subconscious patterns in a way that allows us to show up with more presence and kindness to ourselves and those around us. Stacy Claxton is an expert in helping people use their body as a bridge to the mind…
 
In a time when a lot of us are dealing with strong, difficult emotions, it can be easy to slip into bad patterns to try and cope and these patterns can spiral to harmful levels and addiction. On top of that, some of the most popular addiction treatments often end up reinforcing the idea that someone's identity is "addict" which only serves to feed …
 
In challenging times, taking the time to make sure we take care of ourselves can be especially difficult. As the changes brought on by COVID continue to affect us, we're all coping with more stress which can lead to increased anger and irritability. Given these constraints, how can we work to ensure we're meeting our own needs in order to keep our …
 
The hormonal shifts women experience later in life, namely perimenopause and menopause, aren't talked about very often. This lack of education and awareness can lead to women feeling out of control and confused when their bodies start changing, sliding away from things they used to be able to count on. Dr. Amy Zahm has helped many women navigate th…
 
If you suffer from chronic pain, migraines, ongoing concussion symptoms, or really anything related to neurology, you'll definitely want to check out this conversation with Dr. Ayla Wolf. Dr. Wolf blends the paradigms of functional neurology, Chinese Medicine, and acupuncture to bring a unique healing perspective to her patients. By looking at peop…
 
Chronic pain and illness come with their own inherent stressors, and with 2020 shaping up to be one of the most challenging year in most of our lifetimes, we could all use more moments of calm and ease. This is why Shelly recorded a short, guided body scan meditation to help you soothe and relax during these trying times.…
 
Seeing herbs in action is a powerful reminder of why we can find roots of herbal medicine in basically every culture. Through a couple different ventures, Chloe Weber has done lots of great work to make Chinese Medicine and herbs accessible to more people, particularly in underserved communities. Chloe has dedicated her life to blending her passion…
 
Fibromyalgia is an incredibly complex syndrome that involves multiple, intertwined systems in the body. The collection of symptoms and expressions of fibromyalgia can often confound the conventional, allopathic medicine approach, leaving patients frustrated and disheartened. In order to unravel that complexity, Chris Volesky has created a protocol …
 
If you're curious about trying acupuncture or know someone who may benefit from it, it can be helpful to understand some of the background science for how acupuncture works. At a high level, Mark Whalen describes it as working with patients' own internal mechanisms to heal the body. Since our bodies are always seeking homeostasis, sometimes they ju…
 
Whether you're feeling tight and stressed, listless and exhausted, or generally just not at your best, one of the most immediate levers we can pull to start feeling better is breathing. The effects of breathwork are so extensive that essentially all systems of the body benefit from improving how we breathe. Since our breath affects every aspect of …
 
As we're taking a brief pause from the regular podcasting schedule, Ali Shapiro gave us permission to rebroadcast this interview on eating triggers and what it means to embody self-respect. Originally aired on Ali's podcast, Insatiable, this conversation delves deep into the relationship between self-care and self-respect. As a systems thinker and …
 
Operating with a sustainable level of energy is not exactly a practice that's encouraged in our culture. Particularly in times of intense, prolonged stress, finding ways to feel nourished by what we're creating in the world and avoiding burnout are vital aspects to our health and happiness. Eileen McDargh joins us to help define what burnout is, wh…
 
I love poetry. It reminds me of music, in away that it has its own deep language and it has the power to move you like music does. When I came across poet Camisha L. Jones’ work, I was immediately moved and struck by its power and heart. I knew that I had to invite her on Painiac to share more of her art and her story. I hope you enjoy this convers…
 
In a yang addicted society, particularly in the COVID era, falling asleep and staying asleep can be a serious challenge. Unfortunately, there's no one size fits all solution to better sleep, but if we start to treat our symptoms as places to get curious, we can begin to recognize some of the patterns that will lead us in the right direction. Dr. Da…
 
Understanding our traits and tendencies through a framework like the Five Elements can allow us to step beyond allopathic identifiers and change the framing. Doing so often helps us to steer ourselves in the direction of health rather than disease by connecting with what we're specifically experiencing. Mindi K. Counts shares a ton of great insight…
 
Do you suspect that you could have more energy or feel better than you currently do? Viewing our bodies as interconnected ecosystems, it follows that these feelings and symptoms are often indicative of different kinds of stressors and upstream problems that are difficult to identify. Reed Davis agrees and he brings a fascinating perspective to this…
 
As we age, our bodies can send us messages about what's happening and what we need to do in the form of symptoms. With the proper investment of time and energy along with guidance from someone knowledgeable in the field, we can bring drastic transformation to our lives. Dr. Kyrin Dunston, M.D. is one such guide helping people along this path. If yo…
 
There are any number of reasons that you may be experiencing heaviness right now. Fortunately, there are methods available to all of us for altering our physiology through the breath, blasts of cold, and sound that can help to alleviate those feelings. Josh Solar has been tinkering with different aspects of his biology in order to affect the mind a…
 
One of the greatest strengths inherent to Chinese Medicine is the focus on getting specific to the individual and the symptoms they're expressing, rather than only focusing on the predetermined diagnosis and treatment. Brehan Crawford brings this lens to treating chronic conditions like Lyme Disease. Through Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Brehan…
 
Trauma is unfortunately an all too common reality. This leads to unknowingly connecting everyday triggers to life threatening feelings which can have drastic effects on our well-being and the trajectory of our lives. Liz Mullinar is committed to the vision that everyone deserves a good life and to heal from their trauma. To that end, she helps peop…
 
With so many personality assessments and indicators out there, it can be easy to fall into a rigid idea of what traits you feel you have to embody. Dr. Benjamin Hardy is here to discuss why you aren't just who you are, though. He encourages us to see ourselves as being far more dynamic than a Myers-Briggs or Enneagram type might make you feel. By v…
 
Given the frenetic pace of life we deal with today, it's useful to mine the wisdom traditions for ways to slow down and embody feelings like contentment and inner peace. Dr. Rick Hanson is dedicated to connecting western psychology, the contemplative traditions of the world, and the latest brain science to craft accessible ways for everyone to cult…
 
At a time when racism's effects on the US are on display, as they've been with the most recent slayings of unarmed Black men and women, it can be difficult to distill our feelings into words, but speaking out imperfectly is important and better than staying silent. Thousands lives have ended too early due to issues of institutionalized racism. In a…
 
There's a lot of fascinating research being done that continues to bridge the gap between Chinese Medicine and the conventional western medical approach. Dr. Mel Hopper Koppelman joins this conversation to discuss what she's been seeing in the research of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. Using her expertise across multiple medical disciplines, Dr.…
 
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