We often hear about the so-called “mind/body connection,” but have you noticed that the very phrase already assumes some kind of disconnect?
In this episode we discuss over tea, Chinese medicine’s view of how body and emotion are profoundly intertwined, what to do about worry, and how art helps with healing.
Listen in for a wandering conversation that starts with how our body/spirit unknowingly slips into the groove of habit and eventually meanders its way into modern physics.
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3:20 We get into a groove and then forget we got into the groove.
5:52 How anger is generated from fear, resistance and the search for security. And how acupuncture helps.
9:12 Keeping the parasympathetic mode going after the patient leaves the treatment table.
15:58 Noticing the source energy of your life through a practice that doesn’t change.
17:30 A look at Chinese “immortality” practices.
20:12 How does art help with healing?
27:35 What to do about worry.
32:37 Unwinding the emotional trauma that comes with physical trauma.
21:25 What’s (not) special about treating whiplash.
50:51 Dreaming with Jeff a delightful induction to sleep.
Ryan Law is an acupuncturist , herbalist, and artist living in Seattle.
His acupuncture practice is called Gentle Point.
He makes sculpture, paints, takes photographs, records soundscapes, and does performance art.
Ryan believes we don’t have to suffer to feel better. That listening will give us the answers we aren’t able to see.
“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
Ryan’s clinic website
1205 East Pike Street Suite 2J
Seattle, WA 98122
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