8 episodes

A. Raymond Johnson (shiatsu therapist) and Billy Janes (acupuncturist) take you on a DIY journey through the body and how our approach to healing is shaped by the stories we tell in our culture, to ourselves and each other. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raymondandbilly/support

Healing with Raymond & Billy Raymond & Billy

    • Alternative Health
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A. Raymond Johnson (shiatsu therapist) and Billy Janes (acupuncturist) take you on a DIY journey through the body and how our approach to healing is shaped by the stories we tell in our culture, to ourselves and each other. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/raymondandbilly/support

    Episode 8: Eat Kidney Beans

    Episode 8: Eat Kidney Beans

    This episode focuses on Kidney, the Yin meridian of the Water Element and the filtrator of our bodily fluids. We talk about restorative postures you can do in the late afternoon, what to eat to tonify your energy, how the 7 year cycle impacts the body, and how fear and trauma relate to the Kidney's role. (The conversation was recorded last winter, so there are no mentions of the pandemic or civil uprisings.)


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    • 56 min
    Episode 7: Urgency & the Abyss

    Episode 7: Urgency & 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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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 6: How did we get here?

    Episode 6: How did we get here?

    A small episode in honor of the illustrious Small Intestine. Some say the way to someone's heart is through their stomach, but the Small Intestine may be the real gatekeeper. Sifting and sorting to determine what is true and allowed to pass. A highway that can take us all through the body, but especially good for shoulder and neck pain. Shiatsu therapist Raymond and acupuncturist Billy talk about how they use the channel in their work. 


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    • 33 min
    Episode 5: The Heart of the Matter

    Episode 5: The Heart of the Matter

    The Heart is one of the few organs in the Western world that has as many metaphoric meanings as biological ones, how does it compare to the meaning of the Heart meridian in East Asian medicine?  Raymond & Billy talk about how the Heart fits into the cycle of the body and ways to take care of it on the emotional, spiritual, mental, and physical levels. 


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 4: What's Your Spleen Spiel?

    Episode 4: What's Your Spleen Spiel?

    "Soups and Stews", "Transporting and Transforming", this episode is all about the Spleen: the yin companion to Stomach. 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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    • 49 min
    Episode 3: Don't Fear Your Appetites

    Episode 3: Don't Fear Your Appetites

    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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    • 47 min

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