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Week: 573.2 & 573.3

Guest: My Hanh Weinberg, Accupuncturist, Herbalist
Topic: Theory behind accupuncture
Host/ Producer: Steve Girard

NEMA: Sticking with accupuncture...coming up...

SPOT: NEMA...the National Emergency Medicine Association...fights our worst health enemies - heart disease, stroke, trauma. Call 800-332-6362.

NEMA: Accupuncturist My Hanh Weinberg's art is so old, that modern medicine is just now coming up with ways to measure it's effectiveness...

WEINBERG: It's an energetic medicine meaning that we believe that there is a vital life force called Chi... which I use the analogy of electricity for want of a better word... but this vital life force is like electricity, and we've been able to map the flow of this electricity thru pathways in the body that we call meridians. And we believe that health comes from a flow, a normal flow of this Chi or vital life energy...and pain and disease comes when, for some reason, this energy gets stuck or short circuited.

NEMA: My Hanh addresses chronic problems like arthritis, back pain, intestinal disorders, and anxiety and depression...

WEINBERG: ...and what the acupuncture needle does is just to kind of tweak that energy so that it can move along. Because very simply put if you want to put it in one simple line..pain and disease comes from stuckness and it's a paradox so we have to stick our patients to get them unstuck.

NEMA: My Hanh says after five thousand years, the process is tested and true...and guages its acceptance by western medicine by the fact that health insurance now pays for accupuncture treatment. I'm Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.

Week: 573.3

Guest: My Hanh Weinberg, Accupuncturist, Herbalist

Topic: Accupuncture as prevention

Host/ Producer: Steve Girard

NEMA: Accupuncture as prevention...coming up...

SPOT: 15 years in the prevention of heart disease, stroke and trauma- the National Emergency Medicine Association. Call 800-332-6362.

NEMA: Accupuncture treatment rides on a system of body energy pathways called meridians, and My Hanh Weinberg tells us what kinds of patients she sees...

WEINBERG: It's a five-thousand year old system so the practioner really does the diagnosis of the person in totality, and so the list of conditions that I see people for, run from the typical pain, arthritic pain, back pain, to gastrointestinal problems, to migraine headaches, to panic anxiety disorders, to low energy chronic fatigue, to depression.

NEMA: But My Hanh says you don't have to have a chronic problem to use accupuncture to your advantage...

WEINBERG: You can just use acupuncture in a way that you would use Tai Chi or chi gong or aikido, as a way of balancing your life force...particularly if you're undergoing a lot of changes and stress in your life.

NEMA: My Hanh sticking the hair fine pins into the meridians helps patients feel so relaxed, that most times they fall asleep while the body is correcting and healing. I'm Steve Girard at The Heart of the Matter.


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