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Lungs and Large Intestine Yin and Yang Pair

Meridian Pairs

By Cindy Black / September 14, 2021 /

Yin, Yang and the 12 Meridians There are 12 regular meridians. The meridians are organized into six Yin and Yang pairs. Meridian Pairs of Chinese Medicine: 1. Yin: Lung 2. Yang: Large Intestine 3. Yin: Spleen 4. Yang: Stomach 5. Yin: Heart 6. Yang: Small Intestine 7. Yin: Kidney 8. Yang: Bladder 9. Yin: Pericardium…

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Emotions on fingers

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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Healing at sunrise

The Healing Potential of You

By Cindy Black / January 5, 2017 /

How you heal The infinite methods of human healing all rely on a human to “do the work.” Whether the healing method uses a scalpel, an herb, or hands, a unique individual is utilizing that technique. Without the trained individual, the scalpel is just a sharp knife, the herb is just another plant in the ground,…

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Intention is the #1 massage tool

Meridian Massage Tool Box

By Cindy Black / December 29, 2016 /

#1 Massage Tool: Intention Working hard creates tension. Tension blocks the flow of Qi (energy). If you’ve been working hard at massage, you might be feeling pain in your hands, wrists, shoulders, neck, or back. Pain in your body might lead you to reach for a massage tool. We seek something to implement that will…

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Meridians and football

Learn meridians while watching football

By Cindy Black / December 13, 2015 /

Meridians are on everyone Learning the location of all twelve takes dedication! The more you observe and practice, the quicker you will learn. There are six meridians on the arms. Each meridian found on the arm either begins or ends on the fingers. Watching a football game? You can review which meridian is found on each…

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Dective searches for Qi

Where is Qi?

By Cindy Black / July 2, 2015 /

You may have heard about the recent discovery of lymphatic vessels in the brain. This discovery is rocking the science world, “we’ll have to re-write the text books!” (1) What stands out to me is the acknowledgement that in order to find something, we have to consciously look for it: As to how the brain’s…

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Thoughts on dose

By Cindy Black / November 6, 2014 /

How much is too much, not enough, just right? Dose applies to hands-on healing as much as it applies to pharmaceutical drugs and herbal formulas. When working with meridians and points, you are working directly with Qi (“chee”). Although difficult to comprehend, Qi (energy) is very real. If your client feels exhausted or extremely hyper…

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water fall

What is a Meridian?

By Cindy Black / November 21, 2013 /

A meridian is where Qi flows. This simple sentence speaks volumes! Qi (pronounced “chee”) is a Chinese word that is translated as “energy” or “breath.” All life depends on Qi and all life arises from Qi. We cannot see Qi directly, yet we are completely dependent on it. Without breath, without Qi, there is no…

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New Perspectives – Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / March 7, 2013 /

Meridian Massage offers new perspectives on skills you already have. Shifting your awareness from muscles, tendons, bones and skin to Qi brings many benefits to you and your clients. You will find yourself creating new techniques that support your own ease and comfort while you work. Your clients will notice chronic ailments clearing up while experiencing…

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Cross Fiber Friction Technique and Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / February 14, 2013 /

Cross Fiber Friction technique is a great method to support the healing of tendonitis anywhere in the body. It is used for both chronic and acute inflammation of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments with great success. Adding a little Meridian Massage to your Cross Fiber Friction treatment can make this great technique even better! In…

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