Archive for chinese medicine

The secret to living with Vitality.

origins of yin and yang

“Where Qi flows, there is no pain”  (Chinese adage)

Last week I worked with a client who got me thinking about Vitality and it’s relationship to Qi. She is smart, creative, loving, focused, goal-oriented, interested in life, yet she just can’t get out of her rut. “I’m just tired,” she said. I could see it in her face, and after tuning in and allowing

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Spring, Magic, and the Element of WOOD.

wood energy shiatsu

Spring is the WOOD season in Chinese Medicine. Wood is the unfettered GREEN growth of life when energy RISES. Generally during this time we HAVE a lot of energy and feel the drive to get our projects going. When already going, we feel the pressure to solidify the fruits of our labor. But fruiting comes

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Why you don’t actually have a bad back.

back pain

I know you have heard it. Maybe you have even said it. “Oh, I have a bad back….hip…..shoulder…. neck.” You know what? In most cases, I disagree. What people often have – when they say that they have a bad back, is some combination of muscular imbalance, long term patterning, inflammation, and trauma. THESE

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