Chinese Medicine

Using Chinese Medicine for Hormone Balance with Dr. Eric Karchmer

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Dr. Eric Karchmer is a doctor of Chinese medicine and co-founder of DAO Labs. In this episode we talk about his clinical experience, the concept of Chinese medicine and how it applies to women's health, and Chinese formulas.

Here's what you'll hear:

Min 02:20 Introduction to Dr. Eric Karchmer & his education
Min 07:50 Dao Labs & Chinese medicine
Min 11:25 The concepts of Chinese medicine for women's cycles
Min 19:20 Eating cold food
Min 21:45 Blood deficiency & Dao Labs' formulas
Min 29:10 Formulas for perimenopause & menopause
Min 36:50 Selling formulas directly to consumers
Min 43:10 Formulas for PMS
Min 44:40 Seeing & treating clients
Min 47:35 Sourcing for herbs & testing for purity

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Bridgit Danner,

Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

Restore Your Radiance With Ann Melin & Bridgit Danner

Ann Melin is my colleague and new partner. She is a Clinical Nutritionist and Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in restoring functional health and balancing common dysfunctions in the hormone, immune, digestion, and detoxification systems.

This interview is a bit different because it's about Ann and me talking about our health philosophies and how we're coming together in our collaborative coaching program Restore Your Radiance. **While we are no longer offering this particular program, we have other private coaching options that you can check out on this page.

Click here to download an mp3 of "Restore Your Radiance with Ann Melin & Bridgit Danner."

Here's what you'll hear: 

Min 1:00 Introduction to Ann Melin
Min 7:00 WWC & Ann Melin's activities and challenges
Min 11:20 Ann's training and how she got into herbal medicine
Min 18:50 Bridgit's training in acupuncture and chinese medicine
Min 23:00 Ann's vision for the Restore Your Radiance Program
Min 28:10 Bridgit's vision and plan for the program
Min 30:00 Blocks to good health
Min 32:00 What it would be like to work with us and our treatment steps
Min 38:50 Health conditions we help with
Min 46:40 The beta launch of our Restore Your Radiance program and the BIG discount on the for the initial consult

To learn more about Ann Melin, visit her website here and follow her on Facebook.

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Thanks for listening,

Bridgit Danner, Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative

Chinese Medicine And Self Care for Fertility With Heidi Brockmyre

Welcome to Day 4 of Fertility Week!

Heidi Brockmyre is a fertility expert and acupuncturist and has been practicing for over 8 years. She runs a fertility acupuncture clinic in San Diego and has created an online program to teach women how to use Chinese medicine tools at home.

In this episode, we talk about:
1.    Principles of Chinese medicine
2.    Difference between acupuncture and acupressure
3.    Tools to help bring body imbalances back into balance
4.    Protocols Heidi teaches in her online program
5.    Connection between sperm quality and miscarriages
6.    Case studies of women who conceived naturally despite being told they couldn’t by their doctors

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You can listen to today's interview through the player below, or through our podcast channel, Women's Wellness Radio.  Our podcast is available for subscription on iTunes and other podcast players as well.

Resources from Heidi:

Free Fertility Self-Acupressure Instructional Video

To learn more about Heidi Brockmyre, you can find her on her website and follow her on:

Today's Raffle:

Today we are again raffling a Nutribullet blender to a lucky winner, plus a two pack of Chinese herbal fertility teas from Pacific Herbs.  These formulas, the Fertility Tea Herb Pack for Women and the Sperm Boost herb pack for men, are highly concentrated and easy to take.  The retail value of each is $60 for a one month supply.  These formulas were designed and produced by Chinese Medicine practitioner, Cathy Margolin.

We put all of Heidi's information together in a handy sheet, print-able for you. You can get a copy by using the button below:

Treating Hormonal Symptoms With Chinese Medicine With Brodie Welch

Brodie Welch is a licensed acupuncturist and has been treating women with Chinese medicine for 13 years. She fell in love with Chinese medicine while in massage therapy school and took Shiatsu class.

In this episode we talk about:

1.       The challenges women face and how she helps them slow down and restore their yin
2.       The connection between the nervous system and breath
3.       Acupuncture herbs and the acupuncture needle and how the needles connect to the body's intelligence/electrical system causing a profound state of relaxation
4.       The connection between stress hormones and sex hormones
5.       The connection between the kidney and liver; the liver blood nourishing the kidney; congested liver and cleansing
6.       How acupuncture can help women with fertility, menopause, painful periods and irregular cycles
7.       Tongue diagnosis and how the same principles can be used with menstruation
8.       Abhyanga - a practice from Ayurveda that involves warm oil massage and although sounds super simple it can be for wonderful for hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia and settling the nervous system  
9.       How to find a qualified acupuncturist who is competent or specialized in women's health

Brodie’s Resources:

Basics of Chinese Medicine: Your Inner Ecosystem

Free 5-Minute Breathing Break

Brodie has her own podcast and has developed online programs based on Chinese medicine. You can find out more about her from her website and on social media:


Thanks for listening.

Bridgit Danner, Founder of Women's Wellness Collaborative.

PS: From Nov. 07- Nov. 13 2016, we will be having a special week on the podcast and our community called Fertility Week. This is a week on the specialty sub-topic of fertility. We will have an interview every day on the podcast by a fertility expert and we'll also have daily raffles. You can access it on the podcast but if you'd like to get a special download every day and be added to the raffles, we would love for you to sign up here.

Once you register you'll get a welcome email and as the Fertility week starts you'll get an email everyday talking about the day's events and raffles. It's going to be a lot of fun so make sure to sign up and invite anyone who you think could benefit from the talks. I will also be selling my two fertility kindle books during the Fertility Week for $0.99

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