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All About Meridian Massage Online Certification

Potential of Meridian Massage Meridian Massage combines the theory of Chinese medicine with hands-on healing. Usually, Chinese medicine is only equated with Acupuncture. However, there is a lot more to the story. Chinese medical theory was created thousands of years ago and it is the foundation for many practices including herbology, meditation, massage, nutrition, Qi Gong, Taiji,…

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Organ System Attributes of Chinese Medicine

Organ Systems Chinese medicine has a unique perspective of our organs. Organs such as the heart, liver, and large intestine are understood to be part of a larger web of relationships within the body-mind. Because of the difference between western science and Classical Chinese medicine, I refer to “Organ Systems” rather than “organs.” Below are attributes…

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Stress relief – a lifestyle approach to inner peace

Habits of health Stress is the basis for many ailments ranging from headaches to cardiac disease. I imagine that you’ve heard the buzz about these stress related conditions and many more. If you are like me, you might be wondering how to support your health naturally, how to relieve stress naturally, and how to ensure…

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Relieve back pain using Master Points

Two points for back pain Small Intestine 3 and Bladder 62 used together are a great addition to any treatment for back pain. Both of these points are “Master Points.” Master Points are acupoints on meridians that regulate, or activate, the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. Let’s take a closer look at each of these points. Small…

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Learning from experience – the wonders of Meridian Massage in-person classes

Experiential learning The opportunity to learn in person is precious. April has been a busy and joyous month of Meridian Massage in-person classes. The combination of studying online and then working together in person provides powerful learning and self-transformation. Level 1 & 2 in Micanopy, Fl I had the great pleasure of leading Meridian Massage Approach:…

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Acupressure to calm heart palpitation

Pericardium 6 for heart palpitations There are many reasons for heart palpitations. Of course, if you are experiencing a racing heart, it’s best to consult with a health practitioner to understand the cause and hopefully find a solution. While you are waiting for help (your heart may still be pounding or racing), acupressure is worth…

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Spleen Qi Deficiency – what is it?

Spleen Qi Deficiency – OMG! I am often asked what to do about Spleen Qi deficiency. It is a common diagnosis by Acupuncturists and Chinese medical Herbalists. Like any diagnosis, being told that you have a Spleen Qi Deficiency can leave you feeling concerned and confused. Take a deep breath, and let’s investigate… The Spleen in Chinese…

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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 mind, flowing Qi

Creating conditions for free flowing Qi 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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