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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Toe Acupoints

Acupoints on the Toes

Treat all six leg meridians quickly, with these toe acupoints! All of the meridians on the leg have either begin or end on the toes (except for the Kidney located on the sole of the foot). Regardless of the type of massage you are practicing, integrating meridian massage is simple!  By applying pressure to each of these…

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Food Stagnation

This is the Chinese Medical term for: “I ate too much and now I can’t move.” Really. Do you know that feeling when what you ate an hour ago is still sitting there, heavy in your stomach? That is food stagnation. The resolution is fairly simple.  Here are my favorite remedies: Curing Pills – this is…

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Earth

Late Summer is the time of the Earth Element. Earth is literally our home, our Mother, our ground, the place we live. Our muscles are the Earth of our bodies. Muscles give us substance, our shape and form. Imagine a body without muscles – not much is left!   To receive nourishment, we must eat.…

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Season of Earth

Earth Element of Chinese Medicine Moving toward September, we come to the season of late summer – associated with the Earth element in Chinese Medicine. In the fullness of high summer, the Fire element gives way to Earth. The fields are turning gold, the farmers’ markets are over flowing with produce, and gardeners give away zucchinis…

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