163 Tom Ingegno: Cupping and Other East Asian Therapies

Jul 1, 2024 | Podcast, Podcast Episode

EPISODE 163 of GROWING OLDER LIVING YOUNGER focuses on cupping, acupuncture and other East Asian therapies. We discuss the history and safety of cupping therapy, a traditional Chinese medicine practice, and its integration with modern research. We also explore various East Asian medical techniques and practices, including acupuncture, moxibustion, and Chinese herbal medicine. Emphasizing the importance of tailoring treatments to an individual’s constitution, health, and health goals, we discuss the role of mindset in the effectiveness of acupuncture and wellness practices, and also explore the concept of chi in East Asian medicine and its origins, evolution, and misconceptions. Today’s featured expert is Dr. Tom Ingegno, DACM, LAC, the best-selling author of The Cupping Book: Unlocking the Secrets of Ancient Healing. Dr. Tom owns and operates Charm City Integrative Health, a multifaceted clinic that provides a multidimensional approach to reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and regulating the immune system to help people thrive. In addition to nearly a quarter century of clinical experience, Dr. Tom has taught at two universities of East Asian Medicine and served as Chair of the Maryland Board of Acupuncture. He was the director of acupuncture for a chain of wellness centers in the mid-Atlantic. Dr. Tom has been featured in both consumer and professional media, spreading his message of health using modern research, traditional practices, and humor to make complex theories and treatments understandable. His professional passion is to help patients and like-minded practitioners develop no-nonsense practices to allow people to maximize their health.    

Episode Timeline

[0:11] Holistic healing practices, including acupuncture, cupping, massage, and dietary advice.

[9:53] Acupuncture effectiveness and practitioner experience.

[14:39] Cupping, a traditional healing practice, and its differences with acupressure.

19:3 Cupping therapy for musculoskeletal and mental wellness.

  [23:29] Acupuncture and its effects on the brain, body, and energy.

  [29:26] Tai Chi, chi flow, and safety guidelines for cupping therapy.

   [33:00] Biohacking and alternative medicine

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