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Relieve back pain using Master Points

By Cindy Black / May 4, 2017 /

Two points for back pain Small Intestine 3 and Bladder 62 used together are a great addition to any treatment for back pain. Both of these points are “Master Points.” Master Points are acupoints on meridians that regulate, or activate, the 8 Extraordinary Vessels. Let’s take a closer look at each of these points. Small…

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Learning from experience – the wonders of Meridian Massage in-person classes

By Cindy Black / April 27, 2017 /

Experiential learning The opportunity to learn in person is precious. April has been a busy and joyous month of Meridian Massage in-person classes. The combination of studying online and then working together in person provides powerful learning and self-transformation. Level 1 & 2 in Micanopy, Fl I had the great pleasure of leading Meridian Massage Approach:…

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Acupressure to calm heart palpitation

By Cindy Black / April 20, 2017 /

Pericardium 6 for heart palpitations There are many reasons for heart palpitations. Of course, if you are experiencing a racing heart, it’s best to consult with a health practitioner to understand the cause and hopefully find a solution. While you are waiting for help (your heart may still be pounding or racing), acupressure is worth…

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Spleen Qi Deficiency – what is it?

By Cindy Black / April 6, 2017 /

Spleen Qi Deficiency – OMG! I am often asked what to do about Spleen Qi deficiency. It is a common diagnosis by Acupuncturists and Chinese medical Herbalists. Like any diagnosis, being told that you have a Spleen Qi Deficiency can leave you feeling concerned and confused. Take a deep breath, and let’s investigate… The Spleen in Chinese…

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The wonders of Gallbladder 21

By Cindy Black / March 23, 2017 /

Relieve head, neck, and shoulder pain Gallbladder 21 does it all! The area between the neck and shoulders is a common place for muscle tension and pain. This is right where the upper trapezius muscle and Gallbladder 21 are located. If you’ve ever had a massage, then I am sure you’ve enjoyed having this area…

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Happy mind, flowing Qi

By Cindy Black / March 9, 2017 /

Creating conditions for free flowing Qi Meridians provide “boundaries” for Qi in the same way that riverbeds provide boundaries for water to flow. It’s easy to see water flowing in a riverbed. When the pathway is clear, the water flows. If the pathway is blocked by a damn or fallen log, the water backs up.…

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Elbow Pain Relief

By Cindy Black / February 23, 2017 /

Acupressure to relieve elbow pain Gentle, hands-on contact to specific acupressure points can help soothe elbow pain. By gently rubbing or massaging acupressure points near the elbow, pain and restricted motion are reduced. Acupressure points, also known as acupoints, acupuncture points, or simply points, come from Chinese medicine. Millions of people have been benefiting from…

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Elements, Emotions, Organs, and Meridians

By Cindy Black / February 9, 2017 /

Emotions count in Chinese medicine! Chinese medicine approaches a human being from a truly holistic perspective. Emotions, thoughts, moods, and mindsets all impact the energetic system. Energy, called Qi (“chee”), is the focus of Classical Chinese medicine. The physical body is perceived as a manifestation of Qi. Since Qi is the basis of our physical body,…

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Tao Te Ching endures – Number 76

By Cindy Black / January 26, 2017 /

Wisdom from the Tao Te Ching endures. The Tao Te Ching is one of the fundamental texts of Taoism. Written thousands of years ago as 81 verses to contemplate, the Tao Te Ching endures the test of time and offers perspectives that guide me today. This morning, I “randomly” opened to number 76. Seventy Six A…

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