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Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 12:27pm

Hi Aaron! I have a few questions that came to mind by placing your research interests into the "frame" of my research. In my own research I am currently studying in how platform companies like betterhelp/talkspace and others seek to scale therapy, and whether there are accompanying transformations in the actual goals and work of therapy. So following I guess the template of what I have seen in my own research, I am curious:

- How the goals and practices of Chinese medicine are being intentionally or unintentionally re-made in order to be *scalable* or exportable? 

- Are there limits to scalability that must be overcome? Components of Chinese medicine that must be left out or are left behind in the scaling and exporting process? 

- In the case of therapy, I am seeing that it must be remade somewhat to appeal to employers and insurance companies, to fit into a specific set of neoliberal capitalist goals around health and wellbeing (e.g. preventative care for cost reduction, wellness as productivity). How is Chinese medicine remade to accommodate both China’s political goals and to appeal to international consumers, and are there conflicts in those goals? 

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