This week I’m talking to Tanya Smith, Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practioner. We discuss how menstruation has been used as a vital sign in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for centuries, how TCM can support reproductive wellness and why you don’t have to live a perfect lifestyle to have good health.
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What we discussed:
How Tanya got her start in holistic health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (“TCM”)
TCM’s view of the body
The tools TCM uses for healing: herbs, food, acupuncture, cupping and more
Why the menstrual cycle is an important vital sign in TCM
The role of energy in the body and how that shows up in our menstrual cycles
Why and how to support all 100 days of a follicle
Miscarriage explained by TCM
Why being responsive to our body is more important than perfection
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Produced by: TK Matunda
Music credit: Julia and Bradley of Home Studios
Graphic Design: Rachel Laird