136. The Esoteric Secrets of Taoism, Qi Gong, & Acupuncture with Chris Chen

Chris Chen

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Chris Chen is a licensed acupuncturist in New York City. Chris earned his Acupuncture degree from Tristate College of Acupuncture in 2009. He has spent the last decade studying with Grandmaster Sung Baek, 75th Grandmaster of the Dong Han (Eastern Scholars) healing clan, a Korean Taoist tradition stretching back over 2500 years. 

Chris is advancing the application of alternative medicines within the homeopathic and allopathic realms through acupuncture, qi gong, advanced pulse diagnosis, and anatomy. As a dedicated student to the ancient practice of pulse diagnosis, Chris is advancing the application of acupuncture to treat illness at every level of experience; physical, mental and emotional.

Through a rigorous study of Dong Han Chi Gong and Energetic theory, Chris has evolved a theory of anatomy and physiology that allows for the possibility of curing serious and chronic illness and disease. 

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My spiritual practice and transformative journey has been all about recontextualizing my reality. When you change your perception and step away from “the way things are supposed to be,” you start to understand that they already and always are. And when you take that line of thought and apply it to our bodies and treating disease… well, things can get pretty crazy from our limited view of the world.

In this episode, I sit down with Chris Chen, a licensed acupuncturist who has spent the last decade studying with Grandmaster Sung Baek, 75th Grandmaster of the Dong Han healing clan, a Korean Taoist tradition stretching back over 2,500 years. 

We don’t really know the true origin of these ancient Eastern practices, but like some of the other ancient technologies we’ve discussed on the show, such as Kundalini, it inarguably changes you – they’re powerful and they work. That’s why these technologies manage to stick around long enough to become ancient. (And you should see Chris – something must be working because he looks incredible.)

Honestly, I thought this conversation would be all about acupuncture and what Chinese herbs to take, but we end up exploring a whole lot more: 

How were these ancient technologies (or, in some cases, truths) originally discovered? How is food a form of data? How can you surrender to reality and still contribute in a meaningful and positive way? What the hell is Qi Gong and what does it do to you? What’s up with pulse reading?

Sustaining the kinetic energy machine of your body is actually pretty easy when you get down to it – we just over complicate everything with our own thoughts and feelings. 

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–Luke

Topics Discussed In This Episode:

  • Finding and studying with Grandmaster Sung Baek
  • The moment Chris dedicated the rest of his life to studying Eastern healing
  • The terminal condition called life
  • Daoism & naturalism
  • The profound lessons that Chris has received from his teacher
  • Why your digestive tract is outside of you, exposed to the universe
  • The Eastern attitude towards food
  • Food as a form of data
  • Nature’s perfect design
  • The history of acupuncture (and the difference between the sacred medicine and the secular medicine)
  • The body-brain connection
  • Recontextualizing reality
  • How you can surrender to reality & still contribute in a meaningful and positive way
  • The philosophy of activism
  • When Chris (almost) stopped meditating
  • What Qi Gong is and what it does to you
  • How pulse diagnosis works

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