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Demystifying Chinese Medicine & Monthly Cycles

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: Chinese medicine has a different approach to women's health.
Air Date: 5/22/18
Duration: 24:16
Host: Holly Lucille, RN, ND
Guest Bio: Eric I. Karchmer, PhD, LAc
Dr. Eric KarchmerEric Karchmer's fascination with Chinese medicine started over 30 years ago, when he ventured to China to teach English. His passion eventually translated into an unusual career in what he calls “academic medicine.” Before earning a PhD in anthropology from the University of North Carolina (2005), Eric spent five years earning a Bachelor’s of Medicine from the renowned Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (from 1995 – 2000), and attended Princeton for his undergraduate studies. He has published numerous scholarly articles on Chinese medicine and will finish his book manuscript, Orientalizing the Body: Postcolonial Transformations in Chinese Medicine, later this year.

Through his research, Eric has had the opportunity to both train with and interview leading doctors of Chinese medicine across China. Eric is currently a professor of anthropology at Appalachian State University. He lives with his wife and three kids in Boone, North Carolina, where he also operates a Chinese medicine practice.
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Demystifying Chinese Medicine & Monthly Cycles
Practicing Chinese medicine requires thinking outside of the conventional box. An anthropological approach is used when thinking about health and the body.

Menstrual cycles are approached with caution in Eastern medicine. Nutrition is greatly considered. Activity is taken into account. Women are weary of eating cold foods during their periods.

As menstruation is an indicator of overall health, women approach it proactively.

After birthing a baby, women will sit for a month. This process involves just nursing the baby, resting and eating plenty of nutritious foods to replenish the body.

Listen as Dr. Eric Karchmer joins Dr. Holly Lucille to discuss Chinese medicine and women’s health.