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Natural Medicine Works for Animals, Too (2 parts)

2017-10-30T13:54:59+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 31 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

Our guest this week and next has a unique perspective from which to compare and integrate conventional and natural medicine. Steve Marsden was by all accounts a successful veterinarian, but felt that his toolkit of drugs and surgery was too limited to reliably achieve the kinds of outcomes that he wanted to with his furry, feathered, and scaled patients. Although initially wary of natural medicine, he was willing to investigate whether it could broaden and deepen his ability to help animals heal. He was impressed enough with what he found to seek training in natural medicine. There weren’t any training programs in veterinary medicine, so Steve became licensed as a naturopathic physician and a Chinese medicine practitioner. Steve now runs a busy practice in Edmonton, Canada treating both animals and humans using a broad range of modalities. He also travels the world educating veterinarians about natural medicine. His wealth of experience treating all types of conditions, including many acute and chronic life-and-death situations, has made Steve into a firm believer in the power of natural medicine.

In these two shows, Steve shares his well-earned wisdom on health and healing– touching on such topics as why the placebo effect doesn’t explain the success of natural medicine, how cutting-edge scientific research findings are in accordance with the classical Chinese perspective on the body, and why regulating blood circulation is the key to successful treatment in both animals and humans. Fascinating cases from his clinical practice are described to support his insights.

Your Body is a Sacred Landscape

2017-09-23T14:48:44+00:00 Tags: , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 29 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

Listen to the messages conveyed by your physical symptoms. In our culture, we are conditioned to think of symptoms as problems to fix. We have our growths removed with surgery, our fevers lowered with aspirin, and our rashes removed by steroid creams. While this kind of approach can have the blessing of alleviating our suffering, and even be a valuable component of our healing process, it alone does not address why the symptoms were there in the first place. Heiner and Laurie discuss the importance of listening to your body’s messages about what is out of balance, and learning to make corresponding choices that support the movement toward health. Even in a state of good health, our physical form can be understood as sacred reflection of the inner working of our being.

The Cosmology and Symbolism of the Twelve Organ Systems of Chinese Medicine

2017-08-26T14:00:57+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 28 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

This week, we open the door to a rich understanding that has come from more than a decade of research by a study group led by Heiner. Through excavation of the profound and timeless knowledge held in the ancient Chinese record, this team has uncovered multi-layered, symbolic meaning behind the system of 12 meridians that play a central role in Chinese medicine. Commonly thought of as pathways of qi flow in the body, these meridians, or organ systems, relate to sets of physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual functions in the microcosm of the human body.

The Empress of all the Chinese Organ Networks—the Heart

2017-08-26T14:01:17+00:00 Tags: , , , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 31 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

This week we explore the Heart Organ Network. The primary function associated with Heart in Chinese medicine is to move our awareness in the direction of unity, and enable us to experience true community and connection. Join us as we explore how the ancients conceived of this fundamental role in our human experience, and what their insights have to offer us in today’s increasingly alienating world.

Why Classical Chinese Medicine is Relevant Today

2017-08-26T14:02:32+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , |

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 28 mins.
English

AUDIO PODCAST

Co-host Laurie Regan interviews Heiner Fruehauf to learn about the basic principles of classical Chinese medicine, and why this ancient knowledge still holds so much relevance for us today.

Many ancient cultures had the practical realization that everything that exists is an inseparable mix of energy and matter, and is interconnected with everything else. Nothing is coincidence. In the realm of medicine, this means that every illness has meaning, and every symptom is a physical marker for the energy and consciousness that forms it. We can learn to read and interpret symptoms to understand the root cause of illness and find true solutions for restoring health.

The Inspiring Life Story of Chinese Qigong Master Wang Qingyu (2 Parts)

2017-08-26T14:01:51+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , , , |

WANG QINGYU
Sichuan Academy of Cultural History, Department of Martial Arts and Nourishing Life

WITH LAURIE REGAN & HEINER FRUEHAUF
Total running time: 60 mins.
Mandarin Chinese, Interpreted and Translated into English by Heiner Fruehauf

AUDIO PODCAST

In this two-part audio podcast, Laurie narrates and Heiner translates the biographical story of master Wang Qingyu. The story begins with Master Wang’s birth, literally on a battlefield during the Japanese invasion of China. Especially touching are his remembrances of his beloved Daoist teacher, Li Jie, a legendary Daoist hermit who taught young Wang the real value of cultivation practices–to know one’s own heart and become a truly good person.

In the second part of this series, Master Wang continues to recount the many traumatic and extraordinary events that fostered his becoming one of the most respected master’s of Daoist medicine and cultivation in China today. Join us for an inspirational journey of turning misfortune and persecution into a life of compassion and service for others.