Welcome to the Big Tree Blog


Earth Element – giving and receiving

By Cindy Black / March 31, 2016 /

The Earth Element of Chinese Medicine One big resource of the Earth Element is our ability to give and receive. I have noticed that health care practitioners in general, tend to “over-give” and “under- receive.” The Earth is literally our planet and our biological mother. To survive as infants, we rely on our ability to receive…

Read More

Emotional Balance with Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / April 22, 2013 /

Emotional “imbalance” is often the result of our attempt to block the expression of an emotion that we do not like, or to hold onto an emotion that pleases us.

Read More

Soothing Worry: Finding Peace Within the Earth Element

By Cindy Black / March 29, 2012 /

(Part two of a two-part series on Earth) In part one of the Earth series, we met the anxious, over-thinking mind. What happens when this mind interacts with daily events? It tends to create more worrisome thoughts. This state of mind runs on energy from the Earth element, depleting the resource of Earth. Physiologically, Earth…

Read More

Earth Out of Balance: The Manifestation of Over-Thinking

By Cindy Black / March 22, 2012 /

(Part one of a two part series on Earth Out of Balance) What is over-thinking really? What does it really mean? I have read this term many times throughout my study of Chinese Medicine. Over-thinking is woven in with the Earth element. I’ve seen the term associated with the emotion of Earth, usually paired with…

Read More
Super Nova

Harmonize Qi

By Cindy Black / February 7, 2012 /

Qi is energy. Our bodies, thoughts, and emotions are manifestations of energy. From this point of view, we can see that treating anything other than the Qi is treating symptoms rather than the root cause. Sometimes symptoms are so severe that obviously treating the symptom first makes the most sense. However, to alleviate further occurrences and…

Read More

5 Ways to Stop Worrying

By Cindy Black / May 23, 2011 /

Sometimes I think I have made an art of worrying! Here is my latest 5 step plan for resolving worries.  Try it out and use the comment box below to let me know how it works for you! Step 1 – write down one thing that you do not have to worry about. Step 2…

Read More