Dec 30, 2018
Happy New Year! I am very excited to launch GG Season Two by dialoging with Alaine Duncan, Doctor of Chinese Medicine. Alaine has invented a truly unique approach to trauma-informed acupuncture which integrates the neurobiology of traumatic stress, Somatic Experiencing skills and Daoist Five Element theory. Her new book, The Tao of Trauma, co-authored with Kathy Kain, views trauma through this ancient-modern integrative lens and lays out practical strategies for treating common co-morbidities of traumatic stress such as; chronic pain, autoimmune illness, insomnia, metabolic problems, and mental health disorders.
For over 10 years Alaine Duncan served as a clinician and researcher on the complementary medicine team at the Washington, DC VA Medical Center, treating war veterans suffering with combat PTSD and complex PTSD. Our shared clinical history of treating active military and war veterans makes this dialogue both practical and visionary. Alaine uses clinical examples to describe Daoist Five Element theory and its correlation with somatic psychotherapy techniques. The Tao of Trauma is a boon for TCM and acupuncture professionals, somatic psychotherapists and body-centered healers who treat traumatic stress and PTSD.