From A Healthy Curiosity’s Archives: Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel

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  Click here to download .mp3.   Episode 54 (aka E09): Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel Marijuana has now been legalized for medical use in 29 U.S. states (plus D.C., Guam, and Puerto Rico) and legalized recreationally in eight (twice as many as when this episode was originally released…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 16: Healing Through the Belly with Li-lan Hsiang Weiss, L.Ac.

    Episode 16: Healing Through the Belly with Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss, L.Ac.   In Episode 16, Brodie talks with Li-Lan Hsiang Weiss, Licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of the Arvigo Technique, or Mayan Abdominal Therapy. Western medicine is just beginning to understand the link between the digestive system and the…

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A Healthy Curiosity, Episode 9: Medical Marijuana

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    Episode 09: Medical Marijuana with Dr. Rachna Patel   Medical marijuana is legal in 25 states (plus D.C.) and cannabis is legal for recreational use in four. Like acupuncture, definitive medical research on medical marijuana is still relatively scarce, which leaves a lot of people both curious and cautious about its…

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This year’s habits create next year’s milestones

I don’t know about you, but I tend to roll my eyes at New Year’s resolutions. They can seem all noble and attractive, but like that shallow, pompous but attractive guy from high school, they can be pretty vacuous, and even make you feel bad about yourself. They’re also not…

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What Your X-ray Can’t Show You

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X-rays, MRIs, and other diagnostic imaging can be essential tools in understanding what’s going on in your body and deciding what to do about it. But they might also undermine your healing process – not because of any physical risks, but because of how they might limit your thinking. If…

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Why “I must be getting old” is the wrong conclusion

One of the saddest things I hear in my practice is, “I must be getting old.” I hear this from patients as young as 29, and I know the feeling: nothing makes me feel like I’m 85 quite like back pain that I’ve had since I was a teenager. Maybe you don’t…

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Acupuncture Helps Lower Back Pain

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In the largest study of the effects of acupuncture for lower back pain in the US (published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, now JAMA, in 2009), it’s demonstrated that acupuncture is a more effective way of treating chronic low back pain than the standard conventional treatments of medication and physical therapy. …

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