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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Liver Qi Stagnation – What Is It?

Liver Qi Stagnation is the cause of many ailments. Tight muscles, headaches, jaw tension, and sciatica often have the same root cause: Liver Qi Stagnation. From the perspective of Chinese medicine, manifested ailments arise from energetic imbalances. This energy is called Qi (“chee”) in Chinese medicine. You may also see Qi spelled as Chi. Qi…

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How to relieve one-sided headaches with meridian massage

One-sided headaches are a sign that the Gallbladder Meridian is blocked. The key to relieving one-sided headaches is to get the Qi (energy) moving in the Gallbladder meridian. Once the meridian is unblocked and the Qi is moving, the pain dissipates. Five steps to opening the Gallbladder meridian: Massage the top of the shoulders focusing…

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Gallbladder Meridian

The Gallbladder meridian has many points for relieving pain. “The Gallbladder is like a judge for its power of discernment.” – Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine The Gallbladder meridian begins at GB 1 (Gallbladder 1), located at the outer corner of the eye. The Gallbladder meridian is famous for the way it zigzags along the…

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Headache Acupoint, LI 4

Large Intestine 4 is known as the “headache acupoint.”  Squeeze Large Intestine 4 (LI 4) quite strongly to relieve headaches. In some cases, it also helps to relieve toothache pain. All of the acupoints have names. The numbering system was created long after the original names were given to points. LI 4 is known as Hegu,…

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5 Points to Relieve Headaches

Chinese Medicine brilliantly points out that there are many different types of headaches. Here are 5 points to relieve headaches. It’s easy and effective to massage the associated points, even without diagnosing the type of headache your client is suffering from. Work each one of these points until your client says, “Wow, I feel so…

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