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Today's Takeaway with Florine Mark

Jun 14, 2021

With Karen Siegel Propis, Licensed Acupuncturist


The events of the past year have been life-changing for all of us, but especially for members of the medical community. Even the way doctors now treat patients has undergone dramatic changes with increasing reliance on telemedicine, thermometer checks on arrival, and other modifications. We’ve also seen significant changes in our philosophy of patient care; perhaps for the better! Holistic medicine, once viewed separately from Western medicine, has experienced a tremendous resurgence. Using a “whole person” approach, a holistic practitioner focuses on the patient’s mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical state and not just physical symptoms. With the many lifestyle changes and mental health crises brought about by the pandemic, even the most traditional of medical practitioners have recognized the importance of treating a patient’s mental and emotional symptoms along with their physical ailments. We are seeing a much greater appreciation today for holistic medicine and the positive results that can be achieved. So what is holistic medicine and how could it benefit you? My guest today, Karen Siegel Propis, is here to tell us more. She treats a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms with Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and has helped patients overcome acute and chronic pain issues as well as digestive problems, depression, menopause, and migraines. If you’re struggling with a chronic medical issue, perhaps holistic medicine could be right for you.


What You’ll Hear on This Episode:


  • How did Karen get her start in Oriental Medicine?


  • What is acupuncture?
  • What does placing needles on the head do? And on the ear?
  • What is the balance method in acupuncture?
  • How long does acupuncture take to work?
  • What is Qi? (pronounced “chee”)
  • Where did Karen study?
  • What does Karen say to the people who may be afraid of needles?
  • Does Karen work alongside doctors?
  • What does acupuncture “maintenance” look like?
  • How much does acupuncture cost?
  • How does Karen treat digestive issues?
  • What about herbal medicine?
  • Karen’s final thoughts and advice on holistic care.

    Brought to You By:

    Florine Mark

    Mentioned in This Episode:

    Karen Siegel Propis