Flowing Qi is happy Qi! Qi changes with the seasons. In the winter, even though there is much stillness Qi still flows. Winter Qi moves quietly and is located more deeply toward our interior. This is similar to way that the energy of trees is held in the roots during winter. Spring has arrived! Now… Read more »
It’s time to let your Qi move! Spring is here so it’s time to grow, expand, start something new, burst out of the stillness of winter. Join me for practical ways to support your Qi this spring (it will be more fun than spring closet cleaning!). April 22, 2014 at 6:30pm EST Sign up here… Read more »
From the seeds and roots held steady in winter, new growth emerges in spring. I’ve been around for a decades and witnessed this event many times. But it wasn’t until Khadro pointed out that whatever seeds we have planted in our Water Element (which corresponds to Winter) will grow in the Wood Element (which corresponds… Read more »
Since menstruation and fertility are dependent upon the vitality and abundance of Blood, the Spleen plays a major role in women’s health from the Chinese Medical perspective. The Spleen pulls nutrients from food during digestion and helps to produce Blood.
Out of 365 points, which are my favorite three? GB 20 (Gallbladder 20) An easy point to add into any massage, GB 20 is often a “sore spot” on people with tight necks and/or headaches. ST 36 (Stomach 36) We are what we digest. ST 36 supports digestion, which in turn brings nutrients and energy… Read more »
The Butterfly is the end of the story. Or maybe it is the beginning? A few months ago I noticed six or seven hungry monarch caterpillars finishing off the last leaves on a tall stalk of milkweed. I panicked, how will they survive? I transported the caterpillars to other milkweed plants with plenty of… Read more »
The Liver is in charge of keeping the flow of Qi, our energy, smooth and even. When the Qi does not flow, we call the condition “stagnant Qi.” Stagnant Qi feels like pain and distention.
There are 12 meridians in Chinese Medicine. Each meridian is part of the Organ System that it is named after. Each Organ System is a network of energy and manifestation. For every Organ we understand there is the physical organ itself, a season, color, taste, emotion, element, sense organ, body structure, sound, time of… Read more »
The Small Intestine meridian is often used to relieve shoulder pain. “The Small Intestine receives the food that has been digested by the Spleen and Stomach and further extracts, absorbs, and distributes it throughout the body, all the while separating the pure from the turbid.” – Yellow Emperor’s Classic of Medicine The Small Intestine meridian… Read more »
Let the fun begin – webinar classes from Meridian Massage Institute! Can you really teach and learn the multidimensional web of Meridian Massage Online? I will do the best I can within the confines of the web. If the web is what we have, I say, let’s use it! No, it’s the same as in… Read more »