What is acupuncture from a historical context? How has medicine in China evolved over the past 3,000 years? TJ Hinrichs is a Harvard Ph.D educated, Cornell University Associate Professor, who teaches classes on the history of Chinese Medicine in China. Her newest book, Chinese Medicine and Healing: An illustrated History, covers those topics and so much more. We get to pick her brain (much much larger than our collective brains at Yin Yang Podcast) for about an hour today!
April Holloway, reporter and historical investigator for Ancient Origins, joins the show to explain the newly unearthed Chinese medical texts from Bian Que. Bian Que, according to legend, is the earliest Chinese physician. April also talks about the history of Chinese foot binding, UFO cave paintings, Grace O'Malley the Pirate Queen, and Vlad the Impaler to top it off.