Hacking the Self
#46: What is Chinese Medicine? with Ben Elan
This conversation is the first in a series on Chinese Medicine. I’m tinkering with a new format for the show in which I do a series of shorter (20-30 minute) conversation with one guest where we unpack one theme or topic over a number of shorter episodes.
Here is the overview of topics for the upcoming series on Chinese Medicine:
* What is Chinese Medicine?
* Advantages of Chinese Medicine vs. Western
* CM Theory: Yin & Yang 5 Elements
* Difference between kinds of Chinese Medicine
Benjamin Elan, Dip. Ac has been been studying and practicing Classical Chinese Medicine for 13 years. Trained in the Stems & Branches acupuncture tradition, he is a certified Acupuncturist, Herbalist and Medical Qi Gong instructor. He also holds a Masters degree in Narrative Therapy from Melbourne University.
Benjamin began his journey doing community and health work with indigenous tribes in Southern Israel. Today, The scope of his practice incorporates elements of humanistic psychology, ethnography, shamanism and community work.
Ben is currently practicing and teaching Chinese Medicine at Tao Garden Retreat Centre in North Thailand.