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Healing Autism With Chinese Medicine

Healing Autism With Chinese Medicine

[Note: TNR is on a summer hiatus, so this episode has previously aired. Enjoy!]

Our discussion of “Nourishing the Offspring” with Dr. Zhao Lin, begun last week, concludes with case studies of autistic children being healed when their parents did 5-element healing work. Heiner and Laurie then discuss autism as an imbalance of the earth element, providing parents with information on nutrition and lifestyle approaches that nourish this element.

Dr. Zhao is Associate Professor at the Guangxi University of TCM in Nanning, China.

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Wisdom From the Shan Ren Dao Retreat: Dr. Liu Lihong

Wisdom From the Shan Ren Dao Retreat: Dr. Liu Lihong

[Note: TNR is on a summer hiatus, so this episode has previously aired. Enjoy!]

We (Heiner and Laurie) are still at the 5-Element Emotional Healing (Shan Ren Dao) Retreat at the Trout Lake Abbey. We are very grateful that Dr. Liu Lihong, the main teacher of this transformational retreat, took the time today to share with us his thoughts about Chinese medicine. The topics covered range from the qualities of the ancient sages, the value of the classical texts of Chinese medicine, and the essential role of cultivation, transmission and trust in the development of a high-level practitioner.

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Wisdom from the Shan Ren Dao Retreat: Abbot Mingchan

Wisdom from the Shan Ren Dao Retreat: Abbot Mingchan

[Note: TNR is on a summer hiatus, so this episode has previously aired. Enjoy!]

This week Laurie and Heiner bring you an interview from the Shan Ren Dao (Path of the Good Person) Emotional Healing Retreat from the Trout Lake Abbey in Washington. They speak with Abbot Mingchan about the virtue healing; system from Wang Fengyi, a teacher and healer from early 20th century China. Abbot Mingchan also touches on how to live harmoniously, how to deal with the roots of disease, and tips for those practicing Zen Buddhism.

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Real-Life Transformation

Real-Life Transformation

Heiner and Laurie interview Gloria Joslove, a Portland mental health practitioner whose cancer disappeared following her participation in a 10-day Confucian emotional healing retreat. We are grateful to Gloria for sharing her story, as the real transmission of what is possible comes from those who have done the work!

For background information on the retreat, please reference the show entitled “Healing Through the Emotions: The Confucian Therapy System of Wang Fengyi”.

 

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Healing Through the Emotions: The Confucian Therapy System of Wang Fengyi

Healing Through the Emotions: The Confucian Therapy System of Wang Fengyi

This 5-element emotional release system can result in a rapid and profound return to health.

Tamara Staudt, ND, LAc shares with Heiner and Laurie her direct experience with this powerful system of emotional healing. In 2010, Dr. Staudt was a member of the first group of foreigners to attend in a Wang Fengyi retreat in China. Having received great personal benefit as a participant, Dr. Staudt was inspired to lead the first Wang Fengyi retreat in the United States in June, 2011. Of particular note, one woman who entered the US retreat with liposarcoma remains cancer-free since that time.

Heiner and Laurie have also participated in this type of healing work, and are big proponents of its powerful simplicity.

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Opening the Doors of Perception to the Natural World

Opening the Doors of Perception to the Natural World

Our continued conversation with herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner

Our discussion today deepens the journey started last week with leading herbal expert Stephen Harrod Buhner. Stephen has spent his lifetime cultivating his ability to connect with the natural world, and shares the profound insights gained on his journey.

It’s hard (at least for me, Laurie) to fully encapsulate Stephen Harrod Buhner’s talents and achievements in a short paragraph. He’s a writer, poet, herbalist, scholar, naturalist and many other things…I recommend checking-out his website at www.gaianstudies.org.

Among his recent books are the following:

  • Ensouling Language: On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer’s Life, Inner Traditions, September 2010.
  • Pine Pollen: Ancient Medicine for a Modern World, Surthrival Press, December 2011.
  • Herbal Antibiotics, Second Edition, Revised, Expanded, Updated: Natural Alternatives for Drug-Resistant Bacteria, Storey Books, July 2012.
  • Healing Lyme Coinfections: Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Bartonella and Mycoplasma, Inner Tradtitions, April 15, 2013
  • Herbal Antivirals: Natural Treatments for Emerging and Resistant Viral Infections (Including Influenza, SARS, West Nile and other Encephalitis Viral Infections)., Storey Books, July 2013

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Perceiving Through the Heart

Perceiving Through the Heart

Leading herbal expert Stephen Harrod Buhner discusses the process of cultivating our connection to the natural world. While most of modern culture encourages us to develop our thinking and mental processes, there is a way to perceive the world more fully and directly– using our heart as an organ of perception. Join Heiner, Laurie, and Stephen as we explore this essential way to directly glean the secrets of plants and other forms of life.

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The Empress of all the Chinese Organ Networks—the Heart

The Empress of all the Chinese Organ Networks—the Heart

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.

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The Story of the Heart Channel, as Told by the Acupuncture Point Names

The Story of the Heart Channel, as Told by the Acupuncture Point Names

What do the symbols represented in the acupuncture point names reveal about the functions of the Heart channel? We find an ancient story that begins in earth and moves into fire—symbolizing the process of our physical form embodying our spirit. Join us for an exploration into the deeper meanings associated with the “empress” of all of the acupuncture channels—the Heart.

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“Toxic” Herbs are Valuable Medicine

“Toxic” Herbs are Valuable Medicine

There is a movement in today’s safety-conscious world to remove potentially toxic herbs from the market for the protection of consumers. However, strong medicines are by their very nature substances that can be toxic to those who don’t need them. Health is a homeodynamic state—one in which the individual’s system remains responsive to changes in the environment. Disease exists when a person’s system loses its homeodynamic capacity, and gets out of balance. Strong medicines can be administered to counter the imbalance. As a simple example, a medicine that has “drying” properties can restore a healthy state to a person with a “damp” condition. If given to a healthy person, this same medicine could induce dryness. Today’s discussion stresses the importance of keeping strong medicines available to those trained in their proper use.

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