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Brodie Welch, L.Ac., M.S.O.M.
I practice and teach Chinese Medicine so you can experience vibrant health.
Health isn’t just the absence of symptoms, though that’s certainly nice. It’s feeling present for your life and the people in it. It’s feeling like you’re living in alignment with your deepest values, giving your gifts to the world, and doing this in a sustainable way.
I help you understand the connections between your symptoms and your life, between your mind and body, so that you can make more medicinal life choices. How you live each day adds up to how you feel. If you breathe, move, think, relax, eat, and digest life differently, you’re going to end up feeling differently too.
On my podcast,
A Healthy Curiosity, the podcast explores what it takes to be well in a busy world, using self-care tips from Chinese Medicine. Listen and subscribe via iTunes, check it out on my blog, or access it through Google Play, Stitcher, or iHeartRadio.
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Through classes and retreats,
I help you look with the lens of Chinese Medicine to see yourself in a new way, and to help you align with your own inner wisdom, and apply these insights to your life.
There’s a saying in Chinese Medicine: “one cause, a thousand diseases.” In this country, that “one cause” that gives rise to the majority of all conditions for which people seek help is – you guessed it– stress. It’s tough to combat stress without some sort of body-mind practice.
12 Treasures Qi Gong provides you with a simple daily practice for emotional and physical resilience that you can do in just 20 minutes.
Calm Yourself empowers you with self-care strategies for Stress and Anxiety. It’s comprehensive and gives you bite-sized body-centered ways of dealing with stress while exploring why it keeps showing up in your life.
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.
We work with smart people who like to be active partners in their healing process, who would rather get at the root of a problem than mask the symptoms, and are willing to explore doing things differently. We treat issues like:
- Tiredness, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue
- Stress, anxiety, depression
- Back and neck pain
- Knee, shoulder, wrist, or any other joint pain, arthritis
- PMS, menopausal symptoms, and infertility
- Headaches, migraines
- Chronic conditions like fibromyalgia and autoimmune conditions
- Sleep problems
- Digestive issues
- Frequent colds and flus
- Side effects of cancer treatments
- Conditions where other forms of medicine haven’t helped, or where the side-effects outweigh the benefits.
We listen with compassion, see you as a whole person, and come up with strategies to get you feeling better on all levels. Those strategies may include:
- Chinese herbal medicine
- Cupping or gua sha
- Qi gong, meditation, yoga
- Breathing differently
- Adjusting daily routines and changing habits
- Developing self-care practices
- Acupressure, self-massage
- Aroma Acupoint Therapy™ and essential oils
- Aligning with natural cycles
- Reflection and inquiry
- Helping you connect the dots between your symptoms and your life
- Convincing you that self-care is not selfish
Use your body to relax your mind.
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My formal bio
Brodie Welch is a Licensed Acupuncturist, board-certified herbalist, qi gong teacher, holistic health counselor, Aroma Acupoint Therapist™, and Chinese Medicine educator practicing in Corvallis, Oregon.
Brodie earned her Masters of Science in Oriental Medicine degree at Southwest Acupuncture College in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2003. She is a Nationally Certified Diplomate in Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Having completed a three-year teacher-training program with Dr. Liu Dong and Master Liu He at the Ling Gui International Healing Qi Gong School in Seattle, Washington, she is also a Senior Healing Qi Gong Teacher, integrating Oriental Medical theory with practical instruction in several forms of qi gong and meditation. A long-time yoga practitioner, she earned a Yoga Teacher Training certification in 2011. She also holds a certification in Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
She is a member of both the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine AAAOM and the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine OAAOM. Brodie is deeply inspired by the teachings of Classical Chinese Medical master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen, an 88th-generation Daoist priest and renowned expert in the field, with whom she has studied extensively.
Prior to becoming an acupuncturist, Brodie received her B. A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and trained in massage therapy at the East West College of Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon. While attending acupuncture school, she practiced as a Licensed Massage Therapist with a focus on chronic pain relief. Her adept palpation skills and sensitivity to the bodymind inform both her practice and instruction of Oriental Medicine.
In addition to her clinical practice, Brodie enjoys sharing her passion for Chinese Medicine through teaching. She has taught workshops to lay people as well as fellow health care providers on acupuncture, diet, herbs, psycho-emotional health, stress management, women’s health, and qi gong, nationwide and abroad. Her students appreciate her dynamic style, passion, depth of knowledge, and ability to create a safe space for deep transformation. She loves catalyzing change for her patients and students by helping them understand the links between the body, mind, and spirit as described in Chinese Medicine.
To empower people with self-healing tools, she offers innovative learn-from-anywhere classes.
She is also a featured guest blogger for the Huffington Post.
When she’s not practicing or teaching, she loves going hiking, experimenting with new recipes, practicing yoga, playing cello with The Hunks and the Hottie, learning about all things health-related, and spending time with her husband and two awesome step-children.
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