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 of energy medicine that utilizes the meridian system of Chinese Medicine. This article answers the most common questions about Meridian Massage. What…Read More
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 in Classical Chinese Medicine is much more than the red liquid of western science. Physically, Blood nourishes, lubricates, and warms. When our…Read More
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 place, any movement or pressure was incredibly painful, my neck was tight and sore, and let’s add in some chronic right hip…Read More
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 is plenty of soft soil around the roots Give it plenty of water When you plant the next tree, give it enough…Read More
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 system of Chinese medicine. There are 12 pathways where the energy (called Qi “chee”) flows through the entire body. These pathways are…Read More
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 A bowl A towel One drop of essential oil. Watch the video below for simple steam inhalation instructions: Steam Inhalation is Simple!…Read More
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 throat is a place for beginners to begin. I have used each of these herbs at different times. Slippery Elm – (Ulmaus…Read More
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 Massage, Opening Pathways to Vitality. Below is the interview, copied by permission: Cindy Black, author or Meridian Massage: “Find your own unique…Read More
Kidney Acupressure points on the ankle
4 Kidney points on the ankle There are 27 acupressure points on the Kidney meridian. These four Kidney acupressure points are close together on the inner (medial) ankle. Each point can be used for local ankle pain and, each point has specific uses. Let’s explore both the…Read More