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Guiding and Yielding – the Art of Meridian Massage

Responding is the key Chinese medical theory is the science of Meridian Massage. But how do we actually “do Meridian Massage?” That is the art, and it will be unique to every practitioner. Guiding and Yielding This simple principle has become the basis of all that I do within my self-care practices, and my work…

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Soothing grief with meridian massage

Finding peace in the midst of grief is challenging. A challenge of being with a person in grief is to allow them their experience rather than nudging them toward “moving on,” “letting go,” or “looking on the bright side.” By enlisting the wisdom of Qi (energy) we can soothe the process yet not direct or…

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How to work on acupoints

How to massage or apply pressure to acupoints (acupressure points) is a bigger question than it seems. I received an email today from someone asking this question – I am posting our exchange as I know so many people wonder the same thing. Question: I started to work on my body (using pressure on acupoints) …

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How To Relieve Sinus Pain with Acupressure

Points to relieve sinus pain Apply gentle, yet firm pressure to each of these points to relieve sinus pain due to sinusitis and sinus congestion. The four points shown on the diagram are located on both sides of the face. In total, you will contact eight acupressure points. With the person lying face up, sit behind…

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Acupressure Points for Balancing Fire and Water

Chinese Medicine offers western holistic medical practitioners a wonderful way to explore health and vitality. At its simplest level, Chinese Medicine is focused on balancing Yin and Yang. Acupressure is a technique often used within Meridian Massage. Yin and Yang are the two fundamental aspects of all creation: thoughts, material objects, emotions, plants, humans, business…

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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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