San Jiao acupressure points for Trigeminal Neuralgia

Trigeminal Neuralgia, the Meridian Massage Approach

Trigeminal Neuralgia is painful! “Neuralgia” means pain along a nerve. Nerve pain is particularly challenging because of its intensity. The trigeminal nerve is a three branched (“tri”) nerve that covers a large area on the side of the face (see image). Trigeminal Neuralgia is a very painful condition usually affecting one side of the face. Something…

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Meridian Massage for sciatica

Massage for sciatica

Sciatica is pain due to irritation and/or impingement of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve (shown in blue on the figure) passes through the buttocks and down the leg. The location of certain meridians in Chinese medicine follow the pathway of the sciatic nerve. Massage to these meridians and acupoints can help ease sciatic pain. Meridians are…

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liver qi stagnation

Liver Qi Stagnation – What Is It?

Liver Qi Stagnation is the cause of many ailments. Tight muscles, headaches, jaw tension, and sciatica often have the same root cause: Liver Qi Stagnation. From the perspective of Chinese medicine, manifested ailments arise from energetic imbalances. This energy is called Qi (“chee”) in Chinese medicine. You may also see Qi spelled as Chi. Qi…

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Gallbladder Meridian

Open the Gallbladder Meridian with 3 Simple Movements

The Gallbladder meridian tends to have blocks that restrict the flow of energy (Qi). When Qi (“chee”) flow is restricted, we feel pain, tension, or restricted movement in the area of the blockage.  Similar to traffic backing up at a site of road construction, Qi can back up within a blocked Gallbladder meridian. And just…

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One-sided headaches Gallbladder meridian on head

How to relieve one-sided headaches with meridian massage

One-sided headaches are a sign that the Gallbladder Meridian is blocked. The key to relieving one-sided headaches is to get the Qi (energy) moving in the Gallbladder meridian. Once the meridian is unblocked and the Qi is moving, the pain dissipates. Five steps to opening the Gallbladder meridian: Massage the top of the shoulders focusing…

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One-sided headaches Gallbladder meridian on head

Gallbladder Meridian

The Gallbladder meridian has many points for relieving pain. “The Gallbladder is like a judge for its power of discernment.” – Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine The Gallbladder meridian begins at GB 1 (Gallbladder 1), located at the outer corner of the eye. The Gallbladder meridian is famous for the way it zigzags along the…

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Sciatic Pain and Meridian Massage

Meridian Massage is a simple and effective way to ease sciatic pain. Understanding sciatic pain from the Meridian Massage perspective: The first step is to differentiate the path of the pain.  Is the pain traveling along the Gallbladder meridian or the Urinary Bladder meridian? Sciatic pain frequently follows the Gallbladder meridian (GB) precisely along its…

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