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Learning from experience – the wonders of in-person classes

Experiential learning The opportunity to learn in person is precious. April has been a busy and joyous month of in-person workshops. The combination of studying online and then working together in person provides powerful learning and self-transformation. Level 1 & 2 in Micanopy, Fl I had the great pleasure of leading Meridian Massage Approach: Hands-on Level…

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Acupressure to calm heart palpitation

Pericardium 6 for heart palpitations There are many reasons for heart palpitations. Of course, if you are experiencing a racing heart, it’s best to consult with a health practitioner to understand the cause and hopefully find a solution. While you are waiting for help (your heart may still be pounding or racing), acupressure is worth…

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Spleen Qi Deficiency – what is it?

Spleen Qi Deficiency – OMG! I am often asked what to do about Spleen Qi deficiency. It is a common diagnosis by Acupuncturists and Chinese medical Herbalists. Like any diagnosis, being told that you have a Spleen Qi Deficiency can leave you feeling concerned and confused. Take a deep breath, and let’s investigate… The Spleen in Chinese…

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The wonders of Gallbladder 21

Relieve head, neck, and shoulder pain Gallbladder 21 does it all! The area between the neck and shoulders is a common place for muscle tension and pain. This is right where the upper trapezius muscle and Gallbladder 21 are located. If you’ve ever had a massage, then I am sure you’ve enjoyed having this area…

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Happy mind, flowing Qi

Creating conditions for Qi to flow Meridians provide “boundaries” for Qi in the same way that riverbeds provide boundaries for water to flow. It’s easy to see water flowing in a riverbed. When the pathway is clear, the water flows. If the pathway is blocked by a damn or fallen log, the water backs up.…

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Elbow Pain Relief

Acupressure to relieve elbow pain Gentle, hands-on contact to specific acupressure points can help soothe elbow pain. By gently rubbing or massaging acupressure points near the elbow, pain and restricted motion are reduced. Acupressure points, also known as acupoints, acupuncture points, or simply points, come from Chinese medicine. Millions of people have been benefiting from…

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Elements, Emotions, Organs, and Meridians

Emotions count in Chinese medicine! Chinese medicine approaches a human being from a truly holistic perspective. Emotions, thoughts, moods, and mindsets all impact the energetic system. Energy, called Qi (“chee”), is the focus of Classical Chinese medicine. The physical body is perceived as a manifestation of Qi. Since Qi is the basis of our physical body,…

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Tao Te Ching, Number 76

Wisdom from the Tao Te Ching endures. The Tao Te Ching is one of the fundamental texts of Taoism. Written thousands of years ago as 81 verses to contemplate, the Tao Te Ching offers perspectives that guide me today. This morning, I “randomly” opened to number 76. Seventy Six A person is born gentle and weak.…

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Meridians, Points, and Qi – Oh My!

How to work with energy Energy is called Qi (“chee”) in Chinese medicine. Meridian Massage is based on Chinese medicine, so I also refer to Qi all of the time. I enjoy teaching people how to access Qi in order to live a healthier life infused with vitality. Below I have some of my popular blog posts…

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The Healing Potential of You

How you heal The infinite methods of human healing all rely on a human to “do the work.” Whether the healing method uses a scalpel, an herb, or hands, a unique individual is utilizing that technique. Without the trained individual, the scalpel is just a sharp knife, the herb is just another plant in the ground,…

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