Entries by Marie Oliver

Treating Depression with Chinese Medicine

Depression is a common mood disorder in the developed countries of the world. The Fall season is an especially prevalent time for mood disorders. The season changes bringing less sunlight and colder, shorter days. The energy in nature begins to recede back into the earth. The leaves change color and fall. People are spending less […]

Treating Gall Stones with Chinese Medicine

A good friend had asked for information on how gallstones might be treated with Chinese Medicine (CM). Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) regards the body as a whole system where everything is interrelated. When a symptom such as gallstones occurs, it is regarded as disharmony or imbalance in the body’s system. CM attributes the pattern of […]

Treating Headaches with Small Intestine Meridian

The function of small intestine in digestion is to separate the clear digestive fluids from the turbid, or the pure from the impure. This can also be related to our thoughts and emotions, clearing the unclear or cloudy thoughts from the right course of action. The heart meridian, which is also part of the fire element, is associated with the mind and thinking.

Balancing Energy and Our Emotions

I talk a lot about the importance of balancing our energy and the different seasonal changes which can impact us both physically and emotionally. We live in a very stressful environment, especially these last two years. If we are not able to manage our stress level it can negatively impact not only our jobs but also all our relationships.

Treating Carpal Tunnel with Myofascial Release

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition which is caused by pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway surrounded by bones and ligaments on the palm side of your hand. The symptoms can include tingling, pain, numbness, and weakness in the hand and arm.

Bladder, the Longest Meridian in the Body

This time of year is known as the time of the water element. The energy pathways most active are the Bladder and Kidney Meridians. I’ve spoken about the Kidney Meridian and its importance the last few weeks. Today I want to focus on the Bladder Meridian. The Bladder Meridian is the longest energy pathway in […]

Chinese Medicine and the Winter Season

The winter solstice begins this week, and with it the change in subtle energies from fall to winter is complete. Chinese Medicine, which has evolved over thousands of years, is still used today to effectively treat illness and disease. A basic premise of Traditional Chinese Medicine is that true health is created when we live […]