Episode 183: Chinese Herbs and Qi Gong for a time of plague

with Dr. Sandra Subotich

When we’re trying to stay healthy today, it’s crucial to remember there are multiple ways of looking at our health and multiple paths to creating balance in our own ecosystems. During this COVID-19 pandemic, how can we approach restoring our balance through a combination of Chinese Medicine and western medicine?

Dr. Sandra Subotich dives deep into some ways that we can work to stay happy and healthy in these stressful times. She goes into detail on some of her herbal approaches as well as some practices we can all use to help stay well.

On Today’s Episode of A Healthy Curiosity:

  • What her experience has been like working with COVID-19 patients
  • Some of her steps for getting a sense of what herbs someone needs
  • Why Chinese Medicine is uniquely positioned to help in the current crisis
  • Walking through some immune-boosting and anxiety-relieving breathing exercise

Dr. Sandra Subotich is a doctor of acupuncture and oriental medicine. She started her studies in Chinese Medicine at World Medicine Institute Tai Hsuan, a small Daoist school in Honolulu, HI, where she was trained in TCM as well as ancient Daoist practices. She then completed her masters and her doctorate at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA. Sandra also studied in various parts of China, spending time at many hospitals as well as training in the temples and countryside with various Daoist Priests. Sandra has been in practice for nearly a decade and has spent that entire time in integrative settings, working closely with MDs, DOs, Chiropractors, functional medicine doctors, and massage therapists. She is passionate about bridging the gap between eastern and western medicine and finding common ground while working to address each person’s well being. Her specialities include chronic pain, autoimmune and gastrointestinal disorders as well as psycho-spiritual issues including anxiety, depression and trauma.


Video of the breathing exercise for boosting protective qi

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