A Beautiful Nap

A Beautiful Nap

Sleep when you are tired, and eat when you are hungry. That’s great advice. It’s simple, but not so easy to practice. I have been pushing myself lately – watching myself work too much, but continuing to do it anyway. Finally, I took a little of my own advice, and went for a walk in the woods.…

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Stress

How to Relieve Stress Using Meridian Massage

Relaxation is the cure for stress The Meridian Massage approach to stress is simply to encourage relaxation. Keep in mind that “simple” is not always easy. Stress, in the modern world, is understood to be a platform for many chronic and acute disease states. These conditions range from systemic conditions such as high blood pressure,…

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self-care

Self-care for the over-extended

Too busy to care for yourself? Many years ago, I had no self-care practice. I knew that I was not caring for myself. I knew the things that would support my health. I knew that I was not doing them because of my responsibilities to family, friends, and career got in the way. I kept wondering if…

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Yin Tang

Relieve anxiety with Yin Tang

Yin Tang is used to relieve anxiety Yin Tang is an “extra point.” Extra points are a group of acupoints that are not located on meridians, so they are called “extra.” Yin Tang is located between the eyebrows. This point is often referred to as the “third eye” in other healing traditions. Gentle massage to Yin Tang…

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TMJ relief

TMJ relief using acupoints

TMJ  Basics Clenching the teeth, a tight jaw, ear aches and headaches can all be attributed to TMJ Syndrome. Let’s have a closer look at TMJ before diving into the acupoints that are indicated for relief. TMJ stands for Temporal Mandibular Joint. This is the scientific name for “jaw joint.” The movable part of your jaw is the…

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calm a busy mind

How to calm a busy mind

A busy mind can be annoying. I know from personal experience! Here are a few things that I have found to calm a busy mind: Just stop whatever it is that I may be doing physically. Stop that activity and take a few deep breaths. Then take a few breaths while coaxing my mind to follow my…

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Easing the heart

Ren 17 (Conception Vessel 17) is a great point for relieving emotional stress weighing on the heart. Named Shan Zhong, “Chest Center,” I add this point into my sessions for people who are in the midst of crisis, loss, and/or stressful times. The point is located in the center of chest, on the sternum (breast…

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