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Bladder meridian

Bladder Meridian

By massaging the Bladder meridian and many of the points along the back, pain can be prevented, good posture is reinforced, and an overall sense of energy and vitality is sensed throughout the body-mind.

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Yin and Yang

Yin and Yang of Self-awareness

Yin and Yang are two sides of the same coin Together, Yin and Yang create a “whole.” For example, a complete calendar “day” is actually 24 hours, made of daytime and nighttime. Our “day” would not be complete without the night, and vice versa. The combination of day and night creates one whole calendar day. Yin…

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Bladder points to relieve back pain

4 Acupressure Points to Relieve Back Pain

Bladder points on the sacrum help relieve back pain. The Bladder meridian runs down both sides of the back. Because of its location, points on the Bladder meridian are always used to relieve back pain. Acupressure points on the sacrum are great for relieving back pain! I get great results using these four Bladder acupoints…

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mental focus

Mental focus, you can do it!

Mental focus happens! As a card carrying member of the busy mind club, I can say that mental focus is possible! There are many different theories and approaches that promise to improve mental focus. There are mental focus drugs, mental focus supplements, mental focus vitamins, and mental focus exercises! With so many choices, how do you find that one mental…

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sciatica

Massage for sciatica

Sciatica is pain due to irritation and/or impingement of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve (shown in blue on the figure) passes through the buttocks and down the leg. The location of certain meridians in Chinese medicine follow the pathway of the sciatic nerve. Massage to these meridians and acupoints can help ease sciatic pain. Meridians are…

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Shoulder pain

Shoulder pain – acupressure points can help

Shoulder pain is a challenge! I never realized how much I relied on my shoulders until I experienced limiting shoulder pain. Every little action with my hands created pain in my shoulder. There are many causes of shoulder pain. Fortunately, there are many acupressure points for relieving shoulder pain. Let me introduce you to two acupoints…

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burnout

Recover from burnout

Self-cultivation is a cure for burnout Are you great at giving advice to others but not so great at putting this wisdom into action for yourself? You might find that over time, a lack of consistent self-care can lead to “professional burnout.” I have experienced this myself, and it’s not fun! Here is an excerpt from…

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Massage

Massage is medicine

Massage Therapists offer healing everyday. As Massage Therapists, we have to be thoughtful when we say what we actually do. We are not supposed to say that we diagnose or treat any conditions. The current medical system states that massage therapy barely does anything at all, except maybe help a person relax a little. Medicine, as…

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A-Beautiful-Gift

Earth Element – giving and receiving

The Earth Element of Chinese Medicine One big resource of the Earth Element is our ability to give and receive. I have noticed that health care practitioners in general, tend to “over-give” and “under- receive.” The Earth is literally our planet and our biological mother. To survive as infants, we rely on our ability to receive…

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San Jiao 5

Clear Heat with San Jiao 5

 San Jiao 5 is famous for clearing heat San Jiao 5 (SJ 5) is almost always included in sessions aimed at clearing heat. Let’s locate San Jiao 5: SJ 5 is on the back-side (posterior surface) of the forearm.  The San Jiao meridian runs down the center of the back of the forearm and ends on…

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