Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem


Access the wisdom of Chinese Medicine to unlock a whole new dimension to your self-care.

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You get that health doesn’t come from a bottle.  So you eat clean and exercise.  You get acupuncture, do yoga, or practice qi gong because you know you’re not just a sack of meat, but a dynamic field of energy.

You’re curious about your subtle body, your constitutional type, the body-mind connection, and the energetics of food.

You suspect that there’s a boatload of wisdom hidden within Chinese Medicine, but when you’ve tried reading up on it, you find vague, dumbed-down references to “balance” and then run into an impenetrable wall of jargon. And making sense of 3000-year-old tradition can seem daunting without a guide.


The Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem is an 8-week learn-from-anywhere course that will demystify acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. You’ll see yourself and the world in a new way, so you can make more medicinal choices.


By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
  • analyze your values and routines according to the principles of yin and yang so you can create balance in your life
  • begin to align your lifestyle and diet with daily and seasonal rhythms so you can digest better, have more energy, and stay healthy
  • identify which of the Five Elements tends to dominate for you, as well as where you are in the cycle of the Five Phases to understand yourself in a new way
  • determine which systems in your body tend to be out of balance, and how you might tend to them with lifestyle, diet, and acupressure
  • confidently select and use 10-20 acu-points for self-care

You’ll start developing a new framework for your intuition and unlock a whole new dimension of self-care possibilities.

“I look forward to each module like I would the next chapter in a good novel, and each is jam-packed with an incredible amount of information, all in a highly readable and accessible form. I know Brodie well enough to have expected the class to be well-organized, interesting, and chock-full of information, but the class exceeded every possible expectation.” 
– Phyllis Lefohn, Founder MountainSpirit Qi Gong, Clancy, MT.


I’m a total acu-nerd. I’ve been studying, teaching, practicing, and walking the walk of Chinese Medicine since 2003 in my clinic, as well as in workshops and retreats. When people start looking through this new lens, they see themselves, their personalities, tendencies, and symptoms in a whole new light. I love watching the light bulbs go on for people when they:

  • See how seemingly unrelated symptoms often tie together neatly
  • Identify when their greatest strength becomes a liability, and find greater compassion for themselves and those they love in discovering their Five Element type
  • Start to lose weight and feel less bloated when they apply the theory of digestive fire, food energetics, and eating in daily and seasonal rhythms
  • Know what points to press on or to anoint with an essential oil when they can’t sleep, need to calm down, or have a headache
“If there is one class you take this year or this lifetime that will help you dive into simple strategies for caring for self…THIS is it!!!!! Brodie is an extraordinary teacher who brings with her years of clinical experience as well as personal practice to ground her extensive knowledge in practical application that she then shares for the purpose of promoting cultural well-being. It’s a gem of a class for the curious minded or the health-seeking individual who wants to improve their toolbox. This class is wildly, wickedly, amazingly AWESOME!!!
– Rachael Mueller, Ph.D., Bellingham, WA


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Looking at the world through this new lens, you’ll see yourself differently and open up a new dimension of self-care. And you shouldn’t have to go to acupuncture school in order to gain access to this perspective. That’s why I created my new learn-from-anywhere course on the Basics of Chinese Medicine: I want to make this powerful system intelligible so that you can apply it to your life.

“Brodie,  your vast knowledge, practice, passion and enthusiasm for Chinese Medicine is so fascinating, insight-producing, life-enhancing and kind of mind blowing! Simply – YOU ROCK!”
– Celia Cavalli, Corvallis, OR

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When you enroll:


Every week for 8 weeks, these downloadable goodies will arrive in your inbox:
  • 20-30 minutes of an audio lecture so you can listen in your car, at the gym, while you’re washing dishes, or wherever
  • Highlighted transcripts of the lecture in case you like to read and take notes
  • Point location reference sheets for ongoing self-care with acupressure
  • Short point location videos to maximize your accuracy
  • Fun quizlets and exercises to reinforce the material


You’ll also get:
  • Your questions answered on our group calls. We’ll meet for three 60-minute calls to dive deeper into what you’re most curious about.
  • A community of learners and the opportunity to ask me questions anytime in our private Facebook group.


What we’ll cover:

Module 1: Introduction to the Chinese Medical worldview. Qi, meridians, points; diagnostic and treatment tools; a brief history; foundational assumptions of both Chinese and allopathic medicine. 5 Phases as seasons copy2

Module 2: Cycles of change. the laws of yin and yang; the Five Phases; yin and yang in your life,  the creation and control cycles; the fractal universe.

Modules 3: The Water element. The Kidney and Urinary Bladder systems:  physical and psycho-emotional functions, meridian pathways, dietary therapy, patterns of disharmony, what it means to be a Water Type, a few key acupoints, self-care tips to keep Water in balance. The 3 Treasures: qi, Jing, and Shen. Essence, destiny, the Will, and fear. The yin and yang food spectrum.

Module 4: The Wood Element. Growth, Change, and the Free flow of qi. The Liver and Gall Bladder systems, physical and psycho-emotional functions, meridian pathways, dietary therapy, patterns of disharmony, what it means to be a Wood Type, a few key acupoints, and self-care tips for keeping Wood in balance.

Module 5:  The Fire element. Spirit, Connection and Expression, and Blood. The Heart, Small Intestine, Pericardium, and Triple Burner systems’ physical and psycho-spiritual functions, meridian pathways, dietary therapy, patterns of disharmony, what it means to be a Fire Type, a few key acupoints, and self-care tips for keeping Fire in balance.

Module 6:  The Earth element. Digestion and Nourishment. The Spleen and Stomach’s physical and psycho-spiritual functions, meridian pathways, dietary therapy, patterns of disharmony, what it means to be an Earth Type, a few key acupoints, and self-care tips for keeping Earth in balance.

Module 7:  The Metal element. Taking in and Letting Go. Lung and Large Intestine’s physical and psycho-spiritual functions, meridian pathways, dietary therapy, patterns of disharmony, what it means to be a Metal Type, a few key acupoints, and  self-care tips for keeping Metal in balance.

Module 8: Putting it All Together. the Chinese body clock; causes of disease; the role of emotions; acupressure basics; the uses and limits of constitutional typing; the energetics of food and how to eat with the seasons.

Your investment: $249

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Your recorded lessons are treasures I’ll return to again and again. I appreciate your honesty, and nonjudgmental support. This was absolutely a gift!

– Wendi Gale, President, Get Fit With Wendi, Corvallis, OR


Questions You May Have


Q: Sounds really cool, but is this course for me?

A: This course is designed especially for:

  • Curious, health-minded people who want to take better care of themselves, better understand themselves and their loved ones.
  • Holistic health professionals like massage therapists, nurses, health coaches, naturopaths, and essential oil practitioners who want to leverage the wisdom of Chinese Medicine to help their clients.
  • Practitioners of yoga, qi gong, or martial arts who want to deepen their knowledge of qi / prana, and how it flows in the body

This course isn’t for you if you’re already licensed to practice Chinese Medicine – unless you want what will basically be a recap of your first year of Basic Theory.

“Through the Basics of Chinese Medicine class, I understand myself better and what might make me happier and healthier: how to work with my innate element and thrive. it also helped me understand what makes other people in my life tick and why they might act the way they do.”
– Shelley Herron, San Diego, CA


Q: What if life gets busy and I can’t keep up with the course?

A: All the lectures, pdfs, audio lectures, point location videos, and call recordings are yours to download and keep forever, so you can go back through them any time. As a bonus, you can stay in touch with your fellow learners in our Facebook group.


Q: When are the group calls? And what if I can’t attend them live?

A: There will be three group calls spread out throughout the course to answer any questions you may have about the material: March 28th, 2017 at 5:00pm, April 14th, 2017 at 12:00 noon, and May 2nd, 2017 at 5:00pm (all calls scheduled in PST).  If you can’t join live, it’s no problem — you can always post your questions in advance in the Facebook group or email them to me. The calls will be recorded so you can listen whenever you want.


Q: What if I don’t like it? Can I get a refund?

A: If you’re not loving the course by module 3, I’ll give you your money back, less a 25% administrative fee.


Q: Will I be able to practice acupuncture after taking this course?

A: Not even close. Most states require a 3000-hour Master’s Degree and a license in most US states / countries. But if you’ve ever wanted to sit in on what acupuncturists learn, this course takes you behind the curtain.


Q: How can I sign up?

A: The next round of The Basics of Chinese Medicine launches October 18, 2017. Click below to reserve your spot now!


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