These and other topics might just be up your alley. Then this list is for you.
A fairly in-depth understanding of Taoist topics are at the root, such as Yin and Yang,The Five Phases of Energy Transformation (popularly known as The Five Elements) and others. Other concepts, such as Qi – the Meridians they travel through, the Zang-Fu (the organ system), the San Jiao or Triple Warmer / Burner, the Three Dan Tian and overall, the Traditional view of the Body.
Books and treatises on a multitude of topics abound, such as the classic Yellow Emperor’s Internal Scripture, the Treatise on Cold Damage Disorders, Recipes for Fifty-Two Ailments, the Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Cabinet and many others. In modern times we have the Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine as well as countless others. Famous doctors of TCM abound as well, like Hua Tuo, Sun Simiao, Tao Hongjing, Zhang Yuansu, Li Shizhen, and still…You guessed it – many others.
But just what is it? I’ll give you a hint: It is NOT simply Acupuncture. Why? Because Acupuncture is simply one small modality, like prescribing pills in Western medicine. Is that all that a Western doctor does? Of course not. And it’s obviously not the be-all, end-all of the medicine system itself! In fact, most pharmaceuticals come from the natural world.
Which is why we also have another modality in TCM: Herbology. And yet, there’s more. Special Massage or Tui Na, Moxibustion, Acupressure, Cupping, Gua Sha, Bonesetting, Nutrition, Qigong, and yes, still other modalities, help to piece together what people typically call “Traditional Chinese Medicine.”
In this listing of TCM Podcasts, you’ll find entertaining yet educational podcasts that discuss these topics and more. So dive in!
It’s in no way exhaustive or complete. But it’s a heck of a start.
A couple of quick notes before we get on with the list:
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