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‘Acupuncture West London - The Podcast’ is a resource for students, practitioners and enthusiasts of classical Chinese philosophy, Chinese medicine and acupuncture – for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the very concepts that inform our practice. Each episode will focus on a specific topic and its application within a clinical setting.

August 4, 2020

The Universe Moves with Number and Principle (Part 2) | In Conversation with Deborah Woolf

Within Chinese philosophy, numerology describes a journey from the unmanifest to the manifest; a journey from the universal spark to the manifestation of Heaven and Earth, space and time; a journey that documents the creation of the five elements in Heaven, on Earth and within Man as we know and use them in practice. Today, Deborah Woolf takes us on a fascinating journey through numerology, space and time, and Wu Yun Liu Qi (Stems and Branches) – the root of five element acupuncture.

In today's episode, we discuss the following: 

  • Yang and Yin – expansion and contraction; the clear and the turbid; spirit and form. 
  • Numerology within Chinese philosophy. 
  • Li Qi Shu – the universe moves with number, rhythm and proportion. 
  • The importance of the words that we use in practice and the problems that we encounter in translating the classical texts. 
  • Yi (oneness) and Qian (one). 
  • Heaven, Earth and Man vs. Heaven, Man and Earth – prenatal vs. postnatal. 
  • Si Fang – The Four Directions. 
  • Si De – The Four Heavenly Virtues. 
  • The Five Elements on Three Levels – Heaven, Earth and Man: 
    • the five archetypes of the five elements (Heaven). 
    • the five heavens (Earth). 
    • the five elements (Man). 
  • Wu Yun Liu Qi (Stems and Branches): 
    • the root of five element acupuncture. 
    • space and time. 
    • spirit and form – treating at a constitutional, emotional and/or physical level. 

Check out our show notes. 

We have created a FREE e-book – Yin & Yang. 

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE E-BOOK NOW 

 

August 4, 2020

The Universe Moves with Number and Principle (Part 1) | In Conversation with Deborah Woolf

Within Chinese philosophy, numerology describes a journey from the unmanifest to the manifest; a journey from the universal spark to the manifestation of Heaven and Earth, space and time; a journey that documents the creation of the five elements in Heaven, on Earth and within Man as we know and use them in practice. Today, Deborah Woolf takes us on a fascinating journey through numerology, space and time, and Wu Yun Liu Qi (Stems and Branches) – the root of five element acupuncture.

In today's episode, we discuss the following: 

  • Yang and Yin – expansion and contraction; the clear and the turbid; spirit and form. 
  • Numerology within Chinese philosophy. 
  • Li Qi Shu – the universe moves with number, rhythm and proportion. 
  • The importance of the words that we use in practice and the problems that we encounter in translating the classical texts. 
  • Yi (oneness) and Qian (one). 
  • Heaven, Earth and Man vs. Heaven, Man and Earth – prenatal vs. postnatal. 
  • Si Fang – The Four Directions. 
  • Si De – The Four Heavenly Virtues. 
  • The Five Elements on Three Levels – Heaven, Earth and Man: 
    • the five archetypes of the five elements (Heaven). 
    • the five heavens (Earth). 
    • the five elements (Man). 
  • Wu Yun Liu Qi (Stems and Branches): 
    • the root of five element acupuncture. 
    • space and time. 
    • spirit and form – treating at a constitutional, emotional and/or physical level. 

Check out our show notes. 

We have created a FREE e-book – Yin & Yang. 

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE E-BOOK NOW 

 

June 16, 2020

Yin and Yang (Part 1) | The Balance Of Two Opposing Forces

Yin and Yang are representative of a cosmic duality that governs the universe. But what does this actually mean, and, as practitioners, how can we best put these concepts into practice in the treatment of our patients? 

In today's episode, we discuss the following: 

  • Yin and Yang as a static concept, and within numerology 
  • Yang, Qi and Yin: motive force and the relationship between Yin and Yang 
  • The Laws of Yin and Yang 
  • The Tai Ji Symbol 
  • The Four Seasons and Five Phases 
  • Quality vs. Quantity 
  • The Three Yin and Three Yang 
  • The Eight Principles 
  • Yin and Yang within the clinic 
  • Yin and Yang within pathology 

We also answer listeners' questions on Yin and Yang. 

Check out our show notes. 

To celebrate the launch of our brand-new podcast, we have created a FREE e-book to coincide with our very first episode – Yin & Yang.

DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE E-BOOK NOW – Yin and Yang  

 

June 8, 2020

An Introduction | What is ‘Acupuncture West London – The Podcast’?

A resource for students, practitioners and enthusiasts of classical Chinese philosophy, Chinese medicine and acupuncture – for those who wish to deepen their understanding of the very concepts that inform our practice. Each episode will focus on a specific topic and its application within a clinical setting. 

In today's special introductory episode, we discuss the following: 

  • What is 'Acupuncture West London – The Podcast', and who is it for? 
  • What is the focus of this podcast? 
  • What makes us different from other Chinese medicine podcasts, and why did I decide to create this one? 
  • What’s the format for the show? 

Check out our show notes. 

DOWNLOAD FREE E-BOOK: Yin & Yang.