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Happy Bones, Happy Life

Nov 12, 2019

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, and self-care strategist. Brodie helps self-aware, high-achieving women break the cycle of stress, overwhelm, and self-sabotage so they can enjoy the lives they’re working so hard to create, and live into their potential.

She has been practicing meditation, yoga, and qi gong for over twenty years and holds teaching certifications in each of these disciplines. She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003. She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world. 

During this episode, Brodie transports you to the world of Chinese Medicine and Qigong. She shares great tips to optimize your bone health. After listening, you’ll learn how you can use using the principles of Yin and Yang in order to achieve a more balanced life.


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  • 03:52 - What is Chinese Medicine
  • 07:31 - All about Qi Gong and the importance of kidney energy
  • 09:51 - "When we're thinking about kidney energy, we're thinking about the bones, we're thinking about our ability to feel sufficient in ourselves." - Brodie Welch 
  • 13:58 - How Qi Gong works to help the body
  • 23:11 -  "If you want to get out of stress, fight, flight, freeze mode the simplest way, just  do this 10 times - inhale while you bring your arms up, and then exhale as you bring your arms down." - Brodie Welch 
  • 24:02 - How to do simple Qi Gong exercises
  • 28:50 - Talking about the 12 treasures of our body
  • 34:02 - What does Chinese Medicine say about food that can help us
  • 37:09 - "Without good digestion, we're not going to be getting the nutrients down to the bone level." - Brodie Welch
  • 38:02 - Talking about her 12 Treasures Qi Gong class 

DISCLAIMER – The information presented on this podcast should not be construed as medical advice. It is not intended to replace consultation with your physician or healthcare provider. The ideas shared on this podcast are the expressed opinions of the guests and do not always reflect those of Margie Bissinger and the Happy Bones, Happy Life program.

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