Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Stagnant Qi leads to depression. What is Qi (Chi)?. When we speak of Qi we mean life force. The energy that animate us. That which is breath, air, movement in us. When that gets stuck or stagnant, we have lots of consequences to how we feel and our health in general. Depression is one of the forms that results from stagnation of our life force. In chinese medicine, we try to move blood and Qi to get that life force moving and balanced in the body. Stagnation can result from emotional or physical causes and can come from internal or external sources. Shiatsu, Tui Na and acupressure move blood and Qi. Why not try a session and get your mo jo working!!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Stagnant (not moving or flowing; motionless.) Qi (vital life force) pronounced "Chee" causes pain. If your Qi stagnates from blockage due to injury or lack of volume of flow like a kinked hose with not enough water pressure, pain results. Shiatsu and asian massage techniques (acupressure) can help move Qi and blood and eliminate pain. We can help boost Qi in the body along with good food and exercise to overcome many painful symptoms. Repetitive activities such as daily computer use, manual labor and holding the same physical position for hours can result in blockage, stagnation and pain. Try a relaxing shiatsu massage and you will be pleasantly surprised at how much it helps!
Friday, July 29, 2011
Helps your golf swing, or bike ride or yoga pose, or whatever sport you love. Getting regular bodywork helps all the jobs we do and fun we have. It keeps your muscles supple and flexible. Keep your Qi flowing smoothly and everything is better. I've helped athletes who run, golf, bike, play softball, hike and those who sit at a computer all day in a stagnation marathon. Come in and try acupressure and shiatsu and see if it works for you.
Heat and Humidity can add damp to your body. This makes it hard for Qi to move causing Qi Stagnation! Qi stagnation and damp show up as feeling heavy, and slow. You might have headache, or frustration and impatience. Often pain, usually dull, achy type of pain in the legs and arms. Shiatsu helps move the Qi and unwind the stagnation. Free and easy Qi flow makes everything easier.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
If you’ve always wanted to try bike racing, try our “Citizens Race” - no experience necessary – and if you come early, you can attend our free racing clinic.
Racing starts at 8 AM
Kids fun race starts at Noon – right before our feature race.
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
The outer surface of the teeth is made of enamel, which is the hardest material in the body. In a young cat, this enamel is smooth. Every day the teeth become covered in bacterial plaque, but through chewing, the plaque is constantly wiped from the smooth enamel. Plaque is soft, but it rapidly hardens to produce a substance called calculus, or tartar. Unlike enamel, tartar is rough in texture and so plaque is more difficult to remove from it.
The presence of bacteria in the plaque irritates the gum edges and causes them to become reddened and inflamed: a condition called gingivitis. As the gum grows increasingly inflamed, other bacteria start to cause further damage, and the gum may begin to recede around a tooth. Eventually the attachments holding the tooth in place are weakened, and it may then become loose. From: Pawprints and Purrs, Inc.
To help prevent or minimize periodontal issues, give your cat's mouth a regular check-over. If you think that he may be suffering from dental disease, take him to your vet for a thorough dental check up.
In addition, using the acu-poins noted below, can benefit the health of your cats gums and teeth.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
How emotions affect the meridian system
In acupuncture theory there are sayings about the damaging effects of emotions:
Too much anger injures the Liver
Too much fear injures the Kidneys
Too much sadness injures the Lungs
Too much thinking/worrying injures the Spleen
Too much joy/excitement injures the Heart
Too much emotion injures the Heart
Keep in mind that in the context of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine the names of the organs when capitalized are not the same as the organs we know from western anatomy. Chinese "Kidneys" e.g. is the adrenals and endocrine system, "Bladder" is the kidneys and urinal system, "Spleen" is the energy system located throughout the body, "Liver" is partly the liver but also something throughout the body, "Lungs" is not only lungs but also skin.
These injuries also have an effect in the other direction: an injured Liver causes anger and injured Kidneys cause fear, etc.