Combining Science and Chinese Medicine for Sustainable Weight Loss
January 22, 2013
Hosted by Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH and Andres Vergara, M.Ac., L.Ac.
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We address how lifestyle, diet and herbs can be combined for a sustainable weight loss program. Our focus will emphasize traditional Chinese medicine theories of weight gain, as well as how they can be integrated with western approaches. Our guest is Keoni Teta, a Naturopathic doctor, Acupuncturist, and co-author of the Metabolic Effect (ME). He is co-owner with his brother Jade of the weight loss company The Metabolic Effect that emphasizes a holistic, science-based approach that includes, diet, nutrition and herbs in a biochemical context to maximize weight loss during the resting state. ME focuses on changing the hormonal response to exercise and diet to naturally regulate fat burning, appetite, and mood, thus enhancing motivation to exercise and reducing food cravings. Drawing on Keoni’s unique background in Naturopathic and Chinese medicine, we will explore how traditional Chinese medicine and modern science can both be used to maximize healthy and sustainable weight loss.
Holistic Healing with Herbs and Chinese Medicine
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Holistic Healing with Herbs and Chinese Medicine offers you tools for vitality and health from a 3000 year old healing system, emphasizing how herbs, acupuncture, food and qi gong can be used to treat common chronic and acute health problems. Andres and Michele will guide you to an understanding of Chinese medicine and how it can help them achieve physical and emotional wellbeing. Each week they will present natural solutions for common problems and discuss timely issues of concern to people using these therapies, hosting guests with unique expertise and inviting listeners to share questions and comments. Michele and Andres will integrate their extensive clinical experience as Chinese medicine practitioners into the discussions, sharing examples from their clinical practice. Having spent years studying and searching out experts in Chinese and herbal medicine, Michele and Andres will carefully present findings and suggestions intended to enhance your health.
Michele Collins, RH (AHG), MPH and Andres Vergara, M.Ac., L.Ac.
Michele and Andres are both very passionate about the practice of Chinese medicine and qi gong. They have studied and practiced Chinese medicine for a combined total of over eighteen years. In 2011, they spent six months studying Chinese herbal medicine in a university hospital setting that emphasized the practice of integrated Chinese herbal and allopathic medicine. Michele and Andres both teach and write about Chinese and herbal medicine, such as speaking for the Natural Triad/Wake Forest Integrative Medicine Seminar Series and publishing in the Journal of the American Herbalist Guild.
Michele, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild (RH) and a Master of Public Health, integrates Chinese, Ayurvedic, and western herbs, nutritional therapy, and qi gong into her practice as an herbalist. She studied with Michael and Leslie Tierra at the East West School of Herbology where she is a certified herbalist. She serves on the board of the North Carolina Herb Association and is a member of the teaching faculty of the Academy of Integrated Medicine.
Andres is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and teacher of qi gong, using solely Chinese herbs in his practice. He received his M.Ac. from Tai Sophia Institute in Maryland. He is currently licensed to practice in North Carolina, but has practiced in both North Carolina and Maryland. He has studied with a variety of well-regarded teachers of Chinese medicine, including Lonnie Jarrett, Dr. Tan, and Bob Flaws.