Supporting the Lungs with Meridian Massage

Lungs are the “Tender Organ” The Lungs are vulnerable to fluctuations in temperature, air quality, and airborne pathogens. Because they are so vulnerable to outside conditions, the Lungs are said to be the most tender Organ in Chinese medicine.   Lungs are the Yin Organ pair to the Large Intestine The Yang partner of the…

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Nourish your Spleen – eat soup!

Long cooked soup benefits the Spleen Classical Chinese medicine (CCM) classifies the Spleen as an organ of digestion. There is a huge difference in perspective between Classical Chinese medicine and modern medicine. Because of this difference, we capitalize the organ when referring to it from the CCM perspective, and use lower case when referring to any organ from the…

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Water Element in Chinese Medicine

Water is one of the Five Elements of Chinese Medicine The Water Element is associated with Winter. Each of the Five Elements is associated with a season: Water Element- Winter Wood Element – Spring Fire Element- Summer Earth Element – Late Summer Metal Element – Fall When first learning about the elements of Chinese medicine, I found it was…

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Lung and Large Intestine Meridians

The Lung and Large Intestine Meridians The Lung and Large Intestine are paired Yin and Yang meridians. The Lung meridian is Yin, it’s Yang partner is the Large Intestine meridian. These two meridians are also categorized within the Metal Element. For any given pairing, the Yang meridian is more often used to clear things out of the…

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Qi Jacket Point Combination

It takes a whole village of points to raise one Qi jacket! Here’s how I think about it: The Earth element nourishes the Metal element. So, I use Stomach 36 to boost the Earth, insuring that it has plenty to give to Metal. Large Intestine 10 is a Metal point. It relates to ST 36 because…

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Nourishing Yin

Yin is the “stuff” that fuels Yang. No matter how pretty your car is, it won’t run if the gas tank is empty. Yang energy is busy, active, bright, flashy, external, extroverted, etc. The basis of Yang Qi is Yin. A gift of understanding this is knowing that by restoring our Yin we keep our…

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