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3 Acupressure Points for Digestion

By Cindy Black / November 10, 2016 /

Meridian Massage and Digestion Meridian Massage utilizes both acupressure points and massage to balance the flow of energy. Working with just three acupressure points can improve digestion. When the energy (called Qi – pronounced “chee”) is balanced and flowing, we experience health and vitality. The Meridian Massage approach integrates abdominal massage and acupressure points to support…

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Stomach 36 "Zu San Li"

How to use Stomach 36, "Zu San Li"

By Cindy Black / August 20, 2015 /

Stomach 36 (ST 36) has many uses: 1. To boost the overall Qi (energy) level 2. To boost digestion 3. To soothe digestive complaints 4. To ease any imbalance in the abdomen Originally points were named rather numbered. The name of ST 36 is Zu San Li or “Leg Three Miles.” The name impresses upon…

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Three Favorite Points

By Cindy Black / March 20, 2014 /

Out of 365 points, which are my favorite three? GB 20 (Gallbladder 20) This is an easy point to add into any massage. GB 20 is often a “sore spot” on people with tight necks and/or headaches. ST 36 (Stomach 36) We are what we digest. ST 36 supports digestion, which in turn brings nutrients…

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Stomach Meridian

By Cindy Black / October 24, 2013 /

On various occasions, just by massaging the Stomach meridian on the leg and pressure to ST 36 I’ve seen digestive issues such as cramping, bloating, and constipation be relieved.

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Food Stagnation

By Cindy Black / November 20, 2012 /

This is the Chinese Medical term for: “I ate too much and now I can’t move.” Really. Do you know that feeling when what you ate an hour ago is still sitting there, heavy in your stomach? That is food stagnation. The resolution is fairly simple.  Here are my favorite remedies: Curing Pills – this is…

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Qi Jacket Point Combination

By Cindy Black / November 8, 2011 /

It takes a whole village of points to raise one Qi jacket! Here’s how I think about it: The Earth element nourishes the Metal element. So, I use Stomach 36 to boost the Earth, insuring that it has plenty to give to Metal. Large Intestine 10 is a Metal point. It relates to ST 36 because…

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