Big Fire

Fire Meridians

Four Meridians of the Fire Element Only the Fire Element has four meridians associated with it. The other Elements of Chinese medicine each have just two meridians. Every Element is associated with a season: Fire – Summer Earth – Late Summer Metal – Fall Water – Winter Wood – Spring 5 Elements of Chinese medicine:…

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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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How to Relieve Adrenal Fatigue using Meridian Massage

The Yin and Yang of Adrenal fatigue Meridian Massage looks at conditions through the lens of Chinese medicine. First, we always understand a condition from the Chinese medicine framework. Next, we support the return to balance and health, using hands-on contact to the meridians and acupoints combined with lifestyle adjustments for the client. Adrenal fatigue…

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Honoring your voice

Speak from your Heart. Easy enough to say, challenging to practice. I find that these “simple” practices cut through the complicated directions, often given for “how to live a spiritual life.” The Heart Organ System includes the summer season, the color red, the tongue, communication, love, and the Heart meridian. The Heart is the home…

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The Flower of the Heart

The tongue is the flower of the Heart.   From the Chinese medical perspective, every organ has an associated sense organ. The sense organ associated with the Heart is the tongue. That is why it is said that “The tongue is the flower of the Heart.” Across many cultures and traditions, we hear about the…

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Calm the Mind – improve sleep naturally

A busy mind can be tired, yet unable to sleep. It’s probably obvious, but just for the record, the head is at the upper part of the body. That’s where the brain is too. Not that the mind is limited to the brain, but it sure has some deep roots there. A busy mind translates…

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In A Heartbeat

Support the Heart with Shu Points

“Use Yang meridians to support Yin Organs.” We can apply this axiom from Chinese medicine by using points on the Bladder meridian (Yang meridian) to support the Heart (Yin meridian). Specifically, use Bladder 14 and Bladder 15 to nourish the Heart. Bladder 14 is the Back Shu point for the Pericardium (Heart Protector), and Bladder…

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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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Acupoints on the fingers

The six meridians on the arm all either begin or end at the tips of the fingers.
These are great points to work on yourself and very easy to massage on other people. Regardless of the type of massage you are practicing, integrating meridian massage is simple!

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Heart Meridian in Chinese Medicine

“The Heart is the sovereign of all the organs and represents the consciousness of one’s being. It is responsible for intelligence, wisdom and spiritual transformation.”

-Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine

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