Treating the common cold is one of the most confounding challenges for western medicine. Chinese Medicine offers an excellent method of both treating and preventing colds. The Large Intestine meridian is a key player the treatment of colds and flus in Chinese Medicine.
Qi. Qi (“chee”) is the basis of Chinese Medicine. Western medicine has no equivalent notion of Qi. Qi is the difference between Chinese Medicine and Western Medicine. As energy, Qi is unseen and unmeasurable with the technology of western medicine. Western medicine has a mastery of the physical, “seeable”, measurable parts of the human body…. Read more »
A meridian is where Qi flows. This simple sentence speaks volumes! Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a Chinese word that is translated as “energy” or “breath”. All life depends on Qi and all life arises from Qi. We cannot see Qi directly yet we are completely dependent on it. Without breath, without Qi, there is no… Read more »
Aroma Qi Therapy is a modern blending of ancient Taoist philosophy and plant medicine. Aroma Qi Therapy was created by Terese Miller, Doctor of Oriental Medicine. Since plants and Qi are two of my biggest interests, I was eager to talk with Terese about her work. Below are some of my questions followed by… Read more »
We make choices everyday. If you have ever tried to change a habit or begin a new habit, you know how hard change can be. Change demands us to make different choices. Even though we want something new and different, we witness ourselves not making the new choice. What’s up with that? Some things that… Read more »
Meridian Massage Institute Graduate Kari E. Hoyt has always been drawn to rubbing backs and hands, particularly at family gatherings. “I can often be seen offering a family member a little TLC, whether it’s going around the table or having them sit on the floor in front of a couch,” Kari says. “I can’t keep… Read more »
Lungs expand during inhalation. To make room for the lungs, the belly puffs out. Inside the rib cage are the heart and the lungs. Inside the abdominal cavity are our digestive organs. In between these two spaces is the diaphragm, the number one muscle for breathing. The diaphragm is a unique muscle. The… Read more »
On various occasions, just by massaging the Stomach meridian on the leg and pressure to ST 36 I’ve seen digestive issues such as cramping, bloating, and constipation be relieved.
Pain is not a necessary ingredient to growth. But we can gain from the pain we find ourselves in. How? By paying attention to our reactions. An example: Last year I felt a familiar twinge in my shoulder as I worked. I ignored it. Another twinge and I react with anger at the… Read more »
Neck pain as a result of excess computer use has become a real problem for many of us these days. It’s obvious that bodies are not meant to be sitting at a desk all day – duh! Everyone needs a little help with the obvious now and then! I got one of the best tips… Read more »