Ep 28 | Health and Wellness: Self-Care and Chinese Medicine with Brodie Welch

March 13th, 2018 · 37 mins 50 secs

About this Episode

Living your KonMari lifestyle includes a focus on health, wellness and self-care. Our guest today is Eastern medicine practitioner, Brodie Welch.

Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, Chinese Medicine expert, holistic health coach, and self-care strategist.

She’s the founder of Life in Balance Acupuncture in Corvallis, Oregon, where she has been treating patients since 2003.

Brodie has helped thousands of clients with a regular body/mind practice and leads self-care boot camp programs helping women put the principles of self-care into practice.

She’s also the creator and host of A Healthy Curiosity: the podcast that explores what it takes to be well in a busy world.

You can find more information about Brodie and her practice at Brodie Welch and follow her on FaceBook @brodiewelchlac

Brodie has provided Spark Joy listeners with a collection of healthy living resources that will definitely spark joy.

You can find:

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In this episode, you'll enjoy:

  • How Brodie decided to pursue her interest in Eastern Medicine.

  • Check out this article on self-care: This is What Self Care Really Means

  • How health issues are connected to broader social and environmental concerns.

  • Brodie’s definition of self-care. It can be difficult and uncomfortable at times, but the results can be amazing.

  • How to recognize when you are entering the “unbalanced zone” that gives rise to physical symptoms.

  • How Acupuncture can help and how to find a great Acupuncture practitioner in your area. Check out the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine:
    NCCAOM

  • What happens and what to expect during an acupuncture treatment.

What sparks joy for Brodie:
Watching people transform.

Gems:

  • "If it’s not connecting us to our own vitality, it’s not self-care.”

  • "Positive attitude brings positives things in life."

  • "That issue will keep coming back unless you teach the body to do something differently."

  • “Have your environment reflect your highest values.”