In today’s episode of The Daily Sweat Podcast I’m chatting with Dr. Peter Wood, a local-to-Vancouver Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner. Peter has helped me work through so many hormonal and physical imbalances these last 4 years, and I’m so excited to have him on the show today!

Key Points of Discussion:

  • What exactly IS Traditional Chinese Medicine?
  • Common misconceptions surrounding TCM
  • How TCM differs from Western Medicine in diagnosis and treatment
  • How physical manifestations can be a sign of emotional and spiritual imbalances
  • Understanding the stress feedback loop, particularly in relation to the liver
  • Realizing you are in complete control of your life – certain practices and treatments can simply help you re-balance
  • Tips to prep for energy work and detach from others’ energies following sessions
  • Working on your awareness and intentionality through meditation
  • The trend of eating consciously

Notable Quotables:

  • “The first theory of acupuncture in TCM, where there is flow there is no pain, where there is pain there is no flow.”
  • “We don’t separate what’s going on in the physical body from what’s going on in the emotional body or the spiritual body- it’s all connected.”
  • “The only thing we can actually control is how we feel.”
  • “There is never in Chinese medicine ‘It’s all in your head’ – some of it is in your head, some of it is in your body and some of it is in your psyche, and it is all related.”
  • “The answers are out there. There are many paths to enlightenment. Chinese medicine is a good medical model to put all those pieces in place and figure out what exactly is going on in the body contributing to whatever physical, emotional, spiritual ailments you may be suffering from.”
  • “Symptoms are simply the body screaming out for attention, saying this isn’t working for me right now. If all we’re doing is telling it to be quiet, it’ll end up coming up somewhere else.”
  • “My belief is that there is just joy that comes at us and when we resist it, there is less of it that comes at us.”

Resources Mentioned


The Web That Has No Weaver – Ted Kaptchuk

The China Study – T. Colin Campbell

Whole: Rethinking the Science of Nutrition – T. Colin Campbell

How Not to Die – Dr. Michael Greger


Nutrition Facts – Dr. Michael Greger

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  • amanda

    great podcast!!

    • ariana

      Thank you so much! What did you enjoy most about the episode?

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