Episode Seven: Urgency & the Abyss

The Bladder meridian: The Feelings of Urgency and the Power of Gazing Into the Abyss.

Hi folks, we’re back from winter break! We took time off that got a little extended – you may have heard about this global pandemic?! The conversation was recorded last fall, so there will be no mentions of current events. This episode begins our descent into the unconscious and Water element: we talk about the (Urinary) Bladder and how it relates to fluids in the body, our body’s sense of urgency and safety, fears, healing trauma, the power of storytelling, and peering into the abyss.  We talk about how shiatsu therapists work the meridian versus how acupuncturist needle it, and how developing a touch sensitivity is both a practice and medicine available to everyone.

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Episode Four: What’s Your Spleen Spiel?

Episode Four: What’s Your Spleen Spiel?

“Soups and Stews”, “Transporting and Transforming”, this episode is all about the Spleen: the Yin companion to the Stomach meridian. We talk about the concept of Dampness in Chinese Medicine, cooked vs raw food, boosting your Spleen qi, and why eating ice cream makes you a rebel. Learn how to nourish your body’s original sweetness.

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Episode Three: Don’t Fear Your Appetites

Episode 3 has arrived, ready for you to digest!  The Stomach channel is the next stop on our journey through the body, in this episode we talk about digestion from the start of the cycle, as well as how our emotions and desires play into physical and metaphoric appetites and digestion.

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Episode Two: Letting Your Sh*t Go

Let’s talk about our bowel movements! And other issues related to the Large Intestine meridian, like letting go and processing grief. The words ‘poop’ ‘stool’ and ‘sh*t’ get used a lot in this episode, and while we have a sense of humor about it, we avoid being gratuitous or excessively gross. Everybody poops.

Episode Two is finally here! We got delayed when Raymond’s computer didn’t upload to the cloud and episodes 2 & 3 got lost in the ether before they could be edited. Luckily we don’t mind talking about these topics again and again (hence us making it our careers and making this podcast), so onward and upward.

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Episode One: So You Want to Go On a Healer’s Journey

It’s our first show!

Raymond & Billy talk about how they became healers, what histories & theories inspire their work, and give a brief tour on how the meridians of the body operate. Then we start off the healer’s journey with the Lung and information on breathing, metabolizing grief, herb friends, meridian location (kiss your bicep!) & much more.

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