Dr. Drew Pierson—Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, as well as a licensed and acupuncturist and neurotherapist—joins us today. In this episode we explore the ocean of the mind, what different waves represent and how they network to create neurological states. Dr. Pierson shares his knowledge on how we can attain peak performance through breathing, meditation, and biofeedback. He discusses the profound positive experiential change people go through utilizing neurofeedback and therapy in his work at 40 Years of Zen.
Dr. East Haradin-Philips, DAOM, an expert on stress, acupuncture and aromatherapy, discusses some of her many contributions to lifestyle enhancements and peak performance, from her capstone research on the effect of combining aromatherapy and acupuncture to her REST system. East teaches classes to both the public and practitioners, provides consulting and coaching for practitioners, and has been a professor and clinical supervisor of Chinese medicine since 2004. She has also been a fitness instructor for over 20 years, and trains people to run half and full marathons as well as complete triathlons. She has completed one full Ironman Triathlon and more than 10 half-Ironmans.
Dr. East's website
In this episode, Dr. Roger Jahnke sheds light on the use of Qi Gong and Tai Chi in the attainment of peak cognitive and peak physical performance. Roger takes us through the philosophy of Qi Gong to the modern physiological benefits of the practice. These benefits not only have an impact on peak performance, but can also reverse the effects of aging and help humans live more harmoniously with the Earth.
Roger Jahnke, O.M.D. is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine with 30 years of clinical practice and has completed 10 research and cultural tours of China to study its ancient healing traditions. He is Founder, Director, and Lead Trainer at the Institute of Integral Qigong and Tai Chi (IIQTC) and serves as a consultant to hospitals, social service agencies, and corporations in Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CAM / IM), wellness, and medical cost reduction.
Dr. Jahnke is author of The Healer Within (Harper SanFrancisco, 1999) used in body/mind programs worldwide. His most recent book, The Healing Promise of Qi (McGraw-Hill, 2002) has become an instant classic in the western literature on Qigong and Tai Chi. In 2005, Dr. Jahnke was appointed to co-convene a "National Expert Meeting on Qigong and Tai Chi" in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the National Blueprint for Active Aging. For more information, visit www.FeeltheQi.com.
In another stellar episode, Paul Chek shares his approach to optimal health and performance with our host Dr. Greg Lane. Paul guides us though his fascinating history as an explorer and healer. He is the founder of the C.H.E.K Institute, which offers fitness and healthcare professionals a uniquely integrated and holistic approach to health, fitness and well-being.
The C.H.E.K Institute’s approach to functional exercise and optimal health was developed by Paul Chek and is based on his 30 years of clinical practice working with clients from all walks of life, as well as his diverse educational background as a Holistic Health Practitioner, Neuromuscular and Sports Massage Therapist. Paul’s methods are truly holistic, viewing the body as a system of systems – a fully integrated unit where physical, hormonal, mental, emotional and spiritual components must be considered.
Paul has produced hundreds of videos and 17 advanced -level home study courses. He is an author of 11 books including the popular “The Last 4 Doctors You’ll Ever Need” and “How to Eat, Move and Be Healthy” and a regular contributor to many publications and websites.
The C.H.E.K Institute’s four Advanced Training Programs include CHEK Exercise Coach, the four-level C.H.E.K Practitioner Program, the Golf Performance Specialist Program and the three-level CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Program.
Today we’ll be focusing on a specialized branch of Ayurveda called Kayakalpa. Kayakalpa is the conjunction of two Sanskrit words Kaya, which refers to the material subtle body and Kalpa, which means transformation or rejuvenation. It is a specialized branch of the Rasayana practice within the Ayurvedic system and Siddha Medicine.
Prana is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Licensed Acupuncturist, Herbalist, teacher of Ayurveda and CranioSacral Work. His passion is to help and educate people in resolving health issues effectively and efficiently. By integrating Chinese Medicine, Ayurvedic Medicine and CranioSacral work he is able to treat different patients with a variety of conditions and provide natural remedies to activate the mind-body's innate ability for healing and longevity. He comes from and engineering background and has a master’s in business administration with 10+ years of leadership experience in working with executive teams of national and multinational companies and managing teams in creating and executing systems strategies.
Born in India, Prana has spent over thirty years studying and practicing healing work in the lineage of the Siddha tradition. He has traveled extensively through the Himalayan regions of Tibet, Nepal, and India, to learn meditative and healing practices. He practices a gentle style of acupuncture integrated with Ayurveda and CranioSacral work. He teaches Ayurveda and CranioSacral work in schools and workshops.
Connect with Prana through his website: https://pranajiacupuncture.com/
Get ready for a fun interview with Brian Bradley of Egoscue. Special guest Jack Miller, President of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, joins Dr. Greg Lane in asking interesting questions about Egoscue. Topics include the history of the Egoscue Method and how we can start using it now to enhance our daily lives.
Brian is the Vice President of Egoscue, Inc. Brian is on a mission to help millions of people learn how to live healthier, pain-free lives and achieve complete fitness. A frequent speaker at industry events, he presents, consults, and conducts training with corporations, organizations, and nonprofits on the topics of chronic pain, healthy living, and high-level performance. His clients include the Tony Robbins Companies, Bulletproof Radio, YPO, the Seattle Study Club, and the NFL.
Brian has been studying “true” biomechanics and human anatomy using The Egoscue Method for more than 25 years. As the Posture-Pain-Performance coach and motivational speaker, he has spoken in more than 15 countries, promoting a myriad of healthy principles for achieving success in all areas of personal and professional life. Brian believes that real and lasting change can happen when we commit to health as a lifestyle. His postural training, fitness experience and engaging personality get people of all ages moving and digging deep to get their best results.
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Joe Tafur, MD, shares his knowledge of ancient shamanic medicine to the modern research on psychedelics. He and Dr. Greg Lane explore the explosion in psychedlic research on treating emotional trauma such as PTSD and opening the doors of perception through disruption of the default node network.
Joe Tafur, M.D., is a Colombian-American family physician originally from Phoenix, Arizona. After completing his family medicine training at UCLA, Dr. Tafur spent two years in academic research at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry in a lab focused on mind-body medicine. After his research fellowship, over a period of six years, he lived and worked in the Peruvian Amazon at the traditional healing center Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual. There he worked closely with master Shipibo shaman Ricardo Amaringo and trained in ayahuasca shamanism. In his new book "The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor's Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine," through a series of stories, Dr. Tafur shares his unique experience and integrative medical theories. To learn more about his work, visit drjoetafur.com and modernspirit.org.
In this episode, Dr. Greg Lane interviews Brett Rabin, acupuncturist for the San Diego Padres. We are invited to take a peek into a profession of working with athletes alongside an integrative medical team.
Brett is a California Licensed Acupuncturist specializing in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders and the mitigation of pain associated with acute and chronic injuries. He has been the Acupuncturist for the San Diego Padres since the 2015 season and currently treats professional baseball players on the active rosters of MLB. He utilizes Sports Medicine Acupuncture alongside MLB Athletic Trainers, Training Staff, Team Doctors, Sports Physical Therapists, and Chiropractors in the on-going evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of professional baseball players on the San Diego Padres active roster.
Eric Brand is a graduate of the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine and a fluent Chinese speaker. He is the author of A Clinician's Guide to the Use of Granule Extracts and the co-author of the text Concise Chinese Materia Medica. Eric has a particular passion for Chinese herbal processing, authentication and quality discernment. He recently completed a PhD in pharmacognosy at the School of Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong. He is the owner of the granule company Legendary Herbs, He is a Chinese medicine advisor to the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia and currently serves as the U.S. Chair for the ISO TC 249 committee on international standards in Traditional Chinese Medicine.