As part of her own adventures in wellness, Phoebe created a bi-weekly interview series on Google+ where she interviews various guests on health & wellness. I had the honor, along with Amie Valpone, of sitting down for an in-depth hour long discussion on thyroid dis-ease (something VERY near and dear to my heart).
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Health Series Discussion
During our hour long radio chat, Emma talks a bit about her own encounters with acupuncture in treating her thyroid disorder and we discuss how Eastern medicine approaches health through the lens of treating headaches - something we can all relate to! Allopathic medicine recognizes 5 types of headaches whereas Eastern medicine recognizes 13 types with over 50 different treatments.
What is health? A quick search of the internet for the definition as it relates to humans provides a litany of answers with the running theme being "the general condition of the body; freedom of physical disease or pain."
One can be living in the absence of disease and still feel "unhealthy" though we may not necessarily employ that label. Our health extends beyond the borders of our bodies; it encompasses emotional, mental, spiritual, social, environmental, financial, AND physical. It includes anything that could compromise our sense of agency in the world.