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12 Meridians of Chinese Medicine

By Cindy Black / August 24, 2017 / 9 Comments

Qi flows in meridians Qi (energy) flows through specific pathways called meridians. Chinese medicine mapped the pathways of the 12 meridians thousands of years ago. On these pathways, over 350 points (also called acupressure points, acupuncture points, acupoints) were identified. Points are specific locations on meridians where the Qi can be accessed. The 12 Meridians:…

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Acupuncture points contraindicated in pregnancy

Acupuncture points contraindicated in pregnancy

By Cindy Black / August 10, 2017 / 10 Comments

Acupuncture points and pregnancy Why are some points contraindicated during pregnancy? This is a very common question and concern. There is no absolute, 100% agreed upon list of these points in modern times. However, knowing the reasons for traditionally contraindicated points has guided my work. Listen to a recording of this post: Based on what…

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Fire Meridians

By Cindy Black / July 27, 2017 / 2 Comments

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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Spirit in every session

By Cindy Black / July 13, 2017 / 10 Comments

Becoming consolable In order to get the help you seek from others, you must allow their help. Sometimes people arrive at the practitioner’s office hoping to be fixed. After explaining a long list of problems and how no one has been able to “figure it out” yet, they place themselves upon the massage table, wondering…

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Honoring Yin and Yang

By Cindy Black / June 29, 2017 / 1 Comment

Yin and Yang combine to create all beings Yin and Yang are interrelated, dependent upon one another, emerging and dissolving into one another. Yin and Yang are in a constant dance of definition and communion. Yin is quiet, stillness, being, and nighttime; while Yang is loud, moving, doing, and daytime.  Yin and Yang Extremes At…

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Points and Pathways of Meridian Massage Chart

Acupressure Chart for Meridians and Acupoints

By Cindy Black / June 22, 2017 / 25 Comments

Meridians and Points Poster! This is a clear poster of the 12 meridians and the acupoints used in Meridian Massage. I created this poster to be used as a reference by anyone interested in the meridians and points of Chinese medicine and Meridian Massage. 108 Acupoints Chinese medicine, the theoretical basis of Meridian Massage, uses…

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Potential

By Cindy Black / June 15, 2017 / 1 Comment

Clear light of Yang The clear light of Yang is easily known in contrast to the manifested. The five senses discern the manifested. How is it that we know and trust our clear unmanifested potential? Tao Te Ching One The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be…

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All About Meridian Massage Online Certification

By Cindy Black / June 1, 2017 / 7 Comments

Potential of Meridian Massage Meridian Massage combines the theory of Chinese medicine with hands-on healing. Usually, Chinese medicine is only equated with Acupuncture. However, there is a lot more to the story. Chinese medical theory was created thousands of years ago and it is the foundation for many practices including herbology, meditation, massage, nutrition, Qi Gong, Taiji,…

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12 Organs of Chinese Medicine

Organ System Attributes of Chinese Medicine

By Cindy Black / May 18, 2017 / 3 Comments

Organ Systems Chinese medicine has a unique perspective of our organs. Organs such as the heart, liver, and large intestine are understood to be part of a larger web of relationships within the body-mind. Because of the difference between western science and Classical Chinese medicine, I refer to “Organ Systems” rather than “organs.” Below are attributes…

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