Our special guest, Jack Miller, president of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, looks backward and forward at Chinese medicine in the United States. Jack speaks about the founding of Pacific College, Pacific Symposium, and the growth of acupuncture education. He also discusses the future of acupuncture and the new programs that have been developed at Pacific College to meet the medical and wellness needs of our culture. Finally, we get Jack's latest booklist on peak performance with tips on how students can maximize their learning potential.
Biohacking is a modern technological approach to the classical Chinese medical philosophy of nourishing life. Learn about Dr. Amy Albright's journeys in biohacking in this one-on-one interview with Dr. Greg Lane.
Dr. Amy Albright runs a successful coaching and advising practice filled with top-performing change makers and business leaders from all over the world. She uses conventional and unconventional methods to strengthen her client’s emotional resilience, physical performance, and to powerfully foster their professional and personal development. Dr. Amy works exclusively with leaders who have a genuine desire to evolve themselves and who are making a positive difference in the world.
Dr. Amy’s first experiences of “biohacking” began 17 years ago, when she used rare equipment to induce altered states, thereby creating profound healing and insights for her patients. Over the years she has utilized a wide variety of other “technology meets healing” methods and devices. She more recently worked full time as an executive for a company called Bulletproof, spearheading the creation of Bulletproof Labs (now called Upgrade Labs), a first-of-its-kind, $2M biohacking facility in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Amy lives at the crossroads of modern technology and ancient wisdom and creating a new paradigm for leadership and evolution.
In this exclusive interview, Jill Blakeway, author of Sex Again and co-author of Making Babies, speaks on her new book Energy Medicine with the president of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Jill elaborates on the power of energy medicine through correlative research from the Global Consciousness Project, created originally in the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research Lab at Princeton University, and her own experience with energy medicine. Read more about Jill Blakeway at the Yinova Center's website.
In this episode, we tackle a range of peak performance topics that include Dustin's work with Bethany Hamilton, breath work and its relationship to the lymphatic system, and the hot topic in nutrition performance: ketones.
Owner of the Pain Free Kauai clinic in Lihue, Hawaii, Dustin Dillberg is a graduate of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Pettibon Spinal Technologies, and Egoscue University, where he continues to teach. He has extensive experience working with many top professional athletes, speaking around the country on topics of nutrition and natural medicine, and has worked at Rady Children's Hospital and the Egoscue Clinic in San Diego. In 2007, Dustin returned to his hometown of Lihue on Kauai, bringing his knowledge and experience in Chinese medicinal herbs, nutrition, and postural therapy, and excited to offer the best in functional healthcare and sports medicine to his community. Pain Free Kauai specializes in natural healthcare solutions including stress-relieving acupuncture, the Egoscue Method of postural corrective exercise, deep tissue laser therapy, and lifestyle medicine.
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.
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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/