PCP#27 James Flowers: Korea, East Asian medicine and Covid

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In this episode we talk to James Flowers, practitioner of Chinese Medicine, Research Fellow at Kyung Hee University and PhD from Johns Hopkins University, about his journey that has taken him from Australia to live in Korea, China and the USA. We discuss in depth the practice of traditional East Asian medicine in Korea, touching on why integrative medicine is rarely seen there and why Shen 神 (Spirit) is such an important factor in health and healing. We also delve into how Korea dealt with the Covid pandemic, the influence of Korea on the development of Japanese Kampo medicine and some misunderstandings of Confucianism and its relationship to East Asian medical traditions.

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