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Gallbladder 21 on the shoulder

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 Qi

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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Emotions on fingers

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

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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Healing at sunrise

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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Intention is the #1 massage tool

Meridian Massage Tool Box

#1 Massage Tool: Intention Working hard creates tension. Tension blocks the flow of Qi (energy). If you’ve been working hard at massage, you might be feeling pain in your hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, or back. Pain in your body might lead you to reach for a massage tool. We seek something to implement that will…

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Meridian Massage

5 Things I Love About Meridian Massage

Meridian Massage gives me a deeper perspective of myself and others. Meridian Massage is based on Chinese medicine, so I am working with a system of healing that is literally thousands of years old – it has withstood the test of time! I take better care of myself personally and professionally. I experience how much…

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Qi

Flowing with Qi

The key to Qi is awareness. Qi (“chee”) is living energy that manifests as infinite forms. Qi is not obvious, yet it is present within us and around us everywhere. When Qi is abundant and flowing through us, we feel happy, healthy, vital, responsive, present, and lively. When Qi is depleted and/or stagnant, we feel…

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