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5 Element Theory

An ancient perspective on the present moment. Whether you are wondering about world peace or inner peace, 5 Element theory has something to offer. Like...

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Meridian Massage

What is Meridian Massage?

Meridian Massage is gentle, mindful contact to acupressure points combined with self-care practices and lifestyle changes that promote harmony of body-mind-spirt. It is a form...

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Qi and Blood as Yin and Yang partners

What is Blood in Chinese Medicine?

Blood is the home of Qi in the human body. Blood is the “Mother of Qi,” meaning that without Blood, there is no Qi. Blood...

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inverted people

Yoga inversions

Yoga swing makes inversion easy When I began my serious practice of yoga I was in a lot of pain. My right shoulder stuck in...

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Tree trunk

Go plant a tree

Trees of my life My father taught me how to plant trees. Dig a big hole Carry the tree from the roots Make sure there...

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Acupressure on hands

How does acupressure work?

By activating the flow of Qi with pressure to specific points, acupressure relieves pain and balances the entire energy system. Acupressure works with the energetic...

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Steam Inhalation Basics

Clear your head! Steam inhalation for sinus congestion coughs, or stuffy nose is very effective. To get great results, all you need is: Hot water...

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Herbs in jars

Herbal tea to relieve dry throat

Best herbs to soothe your throat There are many herbs to relieve a dry throat. This list of three favorite herbs to ease a dry...

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Meridian Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality

Meridian Massage Book Review

Mark Vrooland is a Shiatsu Practitioner in Rotterdam. He has a wonderful blog, “Happy Hara.” – I am honored that he reviewed my book, Meridian...

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