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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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The wonders of Kidney Yang

Kidney Yang is like the Winter Sun The Kidneys are associated with the Water Element. Winter is the season of the Water Element. Yang refers to light, the Sun, heat, and fire. So, “Kidney Yang” may seem like a paradox at first glance. Every Organ has both a Yin and Yang aspect. To understand Kidney Yang, observe 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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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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Nourishing the Kidneys

Winter is the season of the Kidneys. The Kidneys are the Yin organ of the Water Element. Every Element is associated with a season, and winter is the season of the Water Element.  Because of these associations, we know that winter is a great time to accentuate the Kidney Organ System. Three ways to nourish…

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Toe Acupoints

Acupoints on the Toes

Treat all six leg meridians quickly, with these toe acupoints! All of the meridians on the leg have either begin or end on the toes (except for the Kidney located on the sole of the foot). Regardless of the type of massage you are practicing, integrating meridian massage is simple!  By applying pressure to each of these…

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Winter Health

The Winter season corresponds to the Kidney – Water energy according to Chinese Medical Theory. Water – Kidney energy is quiet, internal, and sustaining. Seeds formed from last year’s plants are deep in the ground, keeping quiet, incubating until the rush of Spring. We can nourish our own Kidney energy now by keeping our bodies…

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