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Move Qi, relieve pain

By Cindy Black / November 16, 2017 /

Relieving pain can be that simple. Qi (energy) is the basis of the physical structures of the body. When the Qi is plentiful and flowing, we experience ease of movement. Abundant and flowing Qi manifests as supple and toned muscles and flexible joints. Qi flows through pathways called meridians. Because Qi is energy, it is…

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Fibromyalgia Relief Using Meridian Massage

Fibromyalgia Relief Using Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / July 14, 2016 /

Fibromyalgia is pain and fatigue throughout the body. Fibromyalgia is a somewhat mysterious condition to evaluate: According to the Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues…Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually…

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TMJ relief

Acupressure points for TMJ

By Cindy Black / January 14, 2016 /

TMJ  Basics Clenching the teeth, a tight jaw, earaches and headaches can all be attributed to TMJ Syndrome. Let’s have a closer look at TMJ before diving into the acupoints that are indicated for relief. TMJ stands for Temporal Mandibular Joint. “Temporal Mandibular Joint” is the scientific name for “jaw joint.” The movable part of…

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What is there to gain from pain? Part 2

By Cindy Black / March 19, 2015 /

“This pain is a gateway.” I wrote that in October 2013. At the time, I was suffering from severe shoulder and neck pain that restricted my ability to use my right arm. The pain kept me up at night as I struggled to find a comfortable position to sleep in. Fear and anxiety crept up…

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Our Self-Healing Mechanism

By Cindy Black / December 19, 2013 /

The function of self healing is often overlooked and under appreciated. How did that cut on your knee heal without you paying any attention to it? What happened while you slept allowing you to wake up the next morning “feeling all better?” We all have a self healing mechanism. It is this mechanism that works…

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What is there to gain from pain?

By Cindy Black / October 17, 2013 /

Pain is not a necessary ingredient to growth. We can gain from the pain we find ourselves in. How?   By paying attention to our reactions. An example: Last year I felt a familiar twinge in my shoulder as I worked.  I ignored it. Another twinge and I react with anger at the weakness in…

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Harmonizing Qi

By Cindy Black / January 6, 2013 /

Harmonizing Qi is a practice that brings communication to all parts of the body, mind, and spirit. I have places within me that are so tight, stubborn, and stuck that they cause me great pain and restriction. Sometimes it hurts for days, and sometimes a couple of weeks or months. Then mysteriously, years have gone by…

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Man with Neck Pain

Cell Salts for Muscle Spasm

By Cindy Black / June 16, 2010 /

Tweak your neck lately? I did. It gave me the opportunity to try out a cell salt combination for muscle pain. I have used this simple formula a few times for myself and friends – and it works more often than not. In a small glass of warm water mix 10 tablets of Mag Phos…

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