Using Chinese & Ayurvedic Medical Wisdom to Understand the Body, Mind, & Well Being
Our current way of thinking involves viewing the body as parts and pieces, and in experiencing
and observing the body as separate to the mind. In the Living Traditional Medicines (LTM’s) of
China and India, this is not the case. The entire being is considered whole. It is only when
there is imbalance or illness that the idea of separation begins to emerge. Ideally, we are all
whole all the time, and should be able to experience that reality on a day to day basis. In this
class, we will learn how to shift our awareness from a basis in separation and disconnection to
one of feeling whole. Key concepts in LTM theory will be introduced such as the elemental and
energetic building blocks of our anatomy, and the concept of constitution or what makes you
unique while still being connected to the world.
Bridgette Shea is a licensed Acupuncturist, wellness educator, writer, and speaker who’s been practicing and teaching traditional healing modalities for over 20 years. Her love of ancient medical practices started in Greece in 1992, with a trip to the former site of the Healing Temple of Asklepios. Since then, she has spent her life studying, practicing, and teaching ancient healing methods. Her private clinical practice is an integration of Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines with special emphasis on breath awareness and deep relaxation. When not spending time with family, she is working with clients, writing, or teaching transformational workshops on energy medicine, healthy breathing, and Ayurveda. Bridgette is the author of The Handbook of Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda: An Integrated Practice of Ancient Healing Traditions.