Surf icon Bethany Hamilton was recently interviewed by Pacific College's previous CEO, Jack Miller, about being unstoppable in all aspects of life from healthy living to family to a career in professional surfing. Get an inside peak at how Bethany turned to natural healing therapies to not only help her recover from her traumatic accident with a Tiger Shark, but also to maintain her health as a pro athlete and busy mom of 3. Bethany's motivation to fearlessly face any challenge will leave you feeling inspired to do more of what you love no matter what life throws your way!

Can we use research and more specifically an evidence-informed practice to increase practice success? Yes! In this podcast Dr. Belinda Anderson provides some of the ways in which we can use East Asian Medical research to grow our practices by better-educating patients, developing relationships with other healthcare providers, and explaining effective treatment protocols to patients. In 2013 Dr. Anderson began working on a grant from the NIH. The main purpose of the grant was achieved a few years ago and results have been published however Dr. Anderson has continued the grant by taking a pivot into researching clinical practice treating Covid cases. Come listen to this podcast to learn more about this NIH grant, what you can take away from Dr. Anderson 3 hour workshop at the upcoming Pacific Symposium, and the work she is doing with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

September 27, 2021

Tao of Trauma | Alaine Duncan

Trauma affects us all either directly, in childhood, or ancestrally. As healthcare practitioners, we certainly treat trauma responses in our patients through the various conditions they present. In this podcast, Alaine Duncan shares her unique approaches in the treatment of trauma which act as a beautiful bridge between the Five Phase Theory of Traditional Chinese medicine and Somatic Experiencing. She explains what polyvagal theory is and it fits within the context of healing from a trauma response. We discuss her recently published book The Tao of Trauma, her practitioner training program in these incredible healing methods called Tao of Trauma Practitioner Training, and much much more. If you treat trauma in your practice or are looking for more tools for overcoming the trauma response, you won't want to miss this podcast.

How can we use manual muscle testing in practice to prove efficacy? How can cadaver labs improve our needling skills? What types of projects have Matt Callison been working on for over 25 years besides creating the extremely popular Sports Medicine Acupuncture Certification (SMAC) program, writing and publishing his book in 2019, and lecturing around the world? These are among the topics discussed in this podcast with Matt Callison. Listen in to learn this and more.

In this episode, Greg Lane interviews Felice Dunas. They discuss how Felice got into Chinese medicine. You’ll hear about the history of Chinese sexual practices. They talk about the problems with sex education in America and what can be done about it. Felice talks about the kinds of responses she gets from her patients or clients. You’ll learn about the anatomy of the sex organs and how they pertain to the Zang Fu organs and Qi cultivation. Then, they talk about sexual positions. Ancient Daoists recorded over 30! They also talk about the Yin Yang dynamic of relationship, foreplay and the dance of attraction before we even get to intercourse. You’ll also learn about what the classics had to say about non-binary partners. Finally, Felice tells us about her planned presentations for Pacific Symposium this year.

- Felice Dunas will be speaking at the 2021 Pacific Symposium. Information and registration

In this episode, Greg and Carey discuss what got Carey interested in learning about and utilizing cannabis therapeutically in her own practice and creating an entire program around it. They talk about the human endocannabinoid system and its effects on our health, including ways of modulating the endocannabinoid system without using cannabis. They talk about Carey's presentation on Cannabis Care 101 at the upcoming Pacific Symposium this Fall. You will hear Carey's thoughts on the recreational use and what the literature say about safety, long term effects, and age-related issues, for example, teen use. Finally, we learn about the Pacific College medical cannabis certificate program.

- For more information about Pacific College's Medical Cannabis Certification Program visit - Dr Carey Clark will also be speaking at the 2021 Pacific Symposium. Information and registration

About Carey Clark Carey S. Clark, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, serves as Director of Nursing, chair of the Medical Cannabis Certificate Program, and faculty in the Medical Cannabis and Holistic Nursing programs. She is the immediate Past President of the American Cannabis Nurses Association, and has been a nurse since 1994, with a wide practice background including experience within the acute care setting, pediatrics, hospice care, and parish nursing. Her previous position was at the University of Maine at Augusta, where she developed an award winning holistic-integral nursing program for RN-BSN students. Dr. Clark has over 30 publications in journals such as Advances in Nursing Science, International Journal for Human Caring, Holistic Nursing Practice, and Creative Nursing.

Dr. Clark has presented at many national and local conferences, particularly with oncology and holistic nurses, where she focuses on bringing basic knowledge about the endocannabinoid system and medicinal use of cannabis. She remains committed to including the endocannabinoid system in every nursing curriculum in the world, as she is the editor of the forthcoming Wolters-Kuhlwer Cannabis Handbook for Nurses (2020). Dr. Clark looks forward to sharing her knowledge with other like-minded nurses as we create change in healthcare systems and support the holistic healing of those we serve.

Can sound affect your appearance? Did you know Mary Elizabeth Wakefield recently published a new book called Vibrational Acupuncture: Integrating Tuning Forks with Needles? You’ll have to listen to this podcast where Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, Michael Angelo, and Dr. East explore the many ways sound affects our bodies including mental/emotional/physical healing, anti-aging, and elevating levels of consciousness. This podcast takes a deep dive into many realms including the vast experience of Facial Acupuncture and Rejuvenation techniques held and created by Mary Elizabeth, the mastery of quantum music theory and sound healing deeply understood and practiced by Michael Angelo, sacred geometry, ascension rituals, mudras, tuning forks and more. Did you know this beautiful couple met while working with the opera? They travel the world teaching their unique courses: Facial Soundscapes and the Gold Standard Program. Tune in to learn this and so much more in this super fun and incredibly interesting podcast!

- For more information about Pacific College's cosmetic acupuncture program, where Mary Elizabeth teaches, visit

- Mary Elizabeth Wakefield will also be speaking at the 2021 Pacific Symposium. Information and registration

What does it mean to create a safe and ethical space for our patients AND ourselves in our practices? In this podcast, Shellie Goldstein explores this question which is the center of her upcoming presentations at Pacific Symposium 2021.  In addition, Shellie shares the exciting news of a new certificate program called The Face Program which she has created in collaboration with many several leaders of our field including Lillian Bridges, Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, Michelle Gellis, and Matt Callison. There is so much information and thought-provoking material that goes beyond the presentation title of “Ethics and Safety”. You won’t want to miss this podcast. 

Dr. Greg Lane, DACM chats with Dr. Stephen Cowan, MD about autism spectrum, alienation, and the environment in integrative medicine. Dr. Cowan completed his pediatric training at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in NY in 1987 and went on to complete a 2-year fellowship in Child Development at the Developmental Disabilities Center at Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons. He is board-certified in Pediatrics, a long-standing fellow in the American Academy of Pediatrics and serves on the AAP committee of Developmental Disabilities. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family/Community Medicine at NY Medical College and has lectured internationally on the holistic management of chronic problems in children. He is certified in Medical Acupuncture and is a member of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture.

Dr. Cowan is a long-time student of Chinese medicine, studying with Efrem Korngold OMD and Stephen Aung MD. He has been a member of the Autism Research Institute’s Defeat Autism Now organization. Dr. Cowan is a co-founder and advisory board member of the Holistic Pediatric Association, and serves on the advisory boards of the Integrative Healthcare Symposium, TCM World Foundation, Holistic Pediatric Alliance, and Epidemic Answers. He is co-founder and medical director of the non-profit organization Tournesol Kids, which empowers children through online education, workshops, and community outreach.

Dr. David Allen, DAOM, L.Ac. is a doctor of acupuncture who specializes in pediatrics, runs a successful practice in San Diego California, is a professor at Pacific College, delivers a variety of continuing education courses, authors and continues to make a positive impact to his community and natural medicine at large. In this interview, David shares the story of how he came to specialize in pediatrics, his mentorship with Alex Tiberi, his capstone on the classical TCM textbooks on pediatrics (or lack thereof) and his approach to common pediatric conditions such as ADHD, eczema, fetal toxins in gestation, autism and more!  You won’t want to miss this informative podcast.

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