EP79: Harnessing The Energy Of Spring With Danielle Melanson


Danielle received her master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon.

She’s a member of the American Association of Oriental Medicine (AAOM) and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).

She has additional certifications in Chinese herbal medicine and the ability to prescribe custom Chinese herbal formulas for her patients in Portland, Oregon.

When not caring for patients, Danielle enjoys a lifestyle of hiking, skiing, mountain biking, boogie boarding and cooking with her son, Harry.

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In this episode Danielle and I talk about:

  • How acupuncture works

  • How acupuncture can aid in allergy relief

  • What organs are related to springtime (according to Chinese Medicine) and why

  • What spring represents from a Chinese Medicine perspective

  • What we should be focusing on in the springtime for better health

  • Strategies for letting go of the energy of winter and stepping into spring

EP: 72 Brain Based Fitness, Acupuncture & Pregnancy

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Alisha is a Personal Trainer, ZHealth Practitioner and a Board Certified & Licensed Acupuncturist. Alisha is particularly passionate about combining Acupuncture and movement coaching to focus on Women’s health and wellness.

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In this episode we discuss:

  • What is brain based fitness

  • Knowing how to assess can help you progress so much faster

  • How pregnancy is an athletic event and how you can better prepare for it

  • Your threat bucket

  • How Alisha shares her teachings with other trainers

  • The principles of Chinese Medicine and how it relates to the food we eat


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