Chinese Medicine & Emotions Resources

Emotions are an integral part of our well-being and have a direct impact on our physical health. Emotions initiate physiological reactions in the body — hormonal secretions, the release of neurotransmitters, changes in pulse, blood pressure, breathing, and digestion. Positive emotions are highly beneficial for the body. Negative emotions, including… Read more“Chinese Medicine & Emotions Resources”

Chi Nei Tsang Resources

Chi Nei Tsang is also known as internal organ chi massage. Taoist master Mantak Chia brought this practice to the West. It is part of Master Chia’s larger system of healing and spiritual practices called the Healing Tao. Practitioners use deep, soft, gentle touch in the abdominal area. They work… Read more“Chi Nei Tsang Resources”

Asian Nutrition Theory Resources

Asian nutrition is a large and fascinating topic. In the West, foods are analyzed in terms of their nutrient content — proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals. In Chinese medicine, foods are classified according to their energy (hot, cold, cool, warm, neutral), their flavor (sweet, salty, pungent, sour, bitter), and… Read more“Asian Nutrition Theory Resources”

Acupressure Resources

Acupressure is the art of balancing the body’s energy by applying pressure to specific points along the body’s energy channels. The process of acupressure releases tension along the channels and increases energy circulation. The term Acupressure, with a big “A,” includes all forms of work that balance energy along identifiable… Read more“Acupressure Resources”

What Is Tui Na?

To those who’ve experienced both acupressure and Shiatsu, a Tui Na session may seem like a cross between the two. Like Shiatsu, Tui Na uses rhythmic compression along energy channels of the body, as well as a variety of techniques that manipulate and lubricate the joints. Like acupressure, Tui Na… Read more“What Is Tui Na?”

What Is Shiatsu?

Shiatsu was developed in Japan, and while it’s been influenced by a variety of healing practices and martial arts of Asia, including those of China, India, and Tibet, it makes a distinctly Japanese contribution to Asian bodywork. Shiatsu combines Japanese Anma massage, Ampuku abdominal massage, and Do-In therapeutic exercise techniques… Read more“What Is Shiatsu?”

What Is Jin Shin Jyutsu?

Officially known as Jin Shin Jyutsu® Physio-Philosophy, this practice is a disarmingly simple style of acupressure. It works with a set of 26 points (called Safety Energy Locks or SELs) along energy pathways. When a pathway becomes blocked, energy stagnates. This initially affects the local area of stagnation, but has… Read more“What Is Jin Shin Jyutsu?”