acupressure points for digestion

3 Acupressure Points for Digestion

Meridian Massage and Digestion Meridian Massage utilizes both acupressure points and massage to balance the flow of energy. Working with just three acupressure points can improve digestion. When the energy (called Qi – pronounced “chee”) is balanced and flowing, we experience health and vitality. The Meridian Massage approach integrates abdominal massage and acupressure points to support…

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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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Nourish your Spleen – eat soup!

Long cooked soup benefits the Spleen Classical Chinese medicine (CCM) classifies the Spleen as an organ of digestion. There is a huge difference in perspective between Classical Chinese medicine and modern medicine. Because of this difference, we capitalize the organ when referring to it from the CCM perspective, and use lower case when referring to any organ from the…

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One simple tip to improve digestion

Pause before you eat. Digestion takes energy. When our energy is scattered, it is difficult to accomplish any task. Digestion is no different. The Spleen is the center of energy that drives digestion from the Chinese medical perspective. The Spleen appreciates a little peace and quiet in order to properly manage digestion. One very simple technique to…

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Getting Enough with the Earth Element

How much is enough? The Earth Element is all about nourishment, satisfaction with our accomplishments, eating, digesting, knowing when we’ve had enough, and then the enjoyment of sharing our abundance. Lately, I have noticed myself coming to meals as if I am starving. I am eating too quickly. It’s as if I am afraid I will…

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5 SureFire Ways to Support Digestion

5 SureFire Ways to Support Digestion is a guest post. Eating and digestion are an imperative part of life. Many of us are so frequently on auto-pilot when it comes to food consumption, that it’s common to overlook what we can do to optimize the process. Natural ways to support digestion can easily be added to your daily…

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Spleen Meridian

Since menstruation and fertility are dependent upon the vitality and abundance of Blood, the Spleen plays a major role in women’s health from the Chinese Medical perspective. The Spleen pulls nutrients from food during digestion and helps to produce Blood.

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Three Favorite Points

Out of 365 points, which are my favorite three? GB 20 (Gallbladder 20) This is an easy point to add into any massage. GB 20 is often a “sore spot” on people with tight necks and/or headaches. ST 36 (Stomach 36) We are what we digest. ST 36 supports digestion, which in turn brings nutrients…

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Stomach Meridian

On various occasions, just by massaging the Stomach meridian on the leg and pressure to ST 36 I’ve seen digestive issues such as cramping, bloating, and constipation be relieved.

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How to support digestion with Chinese Medicine

Combining a little massage with simple adjustments to eating can bring big improvements to your digestion. Let’s talk food first According to Chinese Medicine, the same energy we use to digest our food is used to digest our thoughts. To maximize digestion, eat your food in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. Save the business meetings and…

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