Entries by Marie Oliver

More Chinese Medicine Tips for Winter

The Bladder Meridian is the longest and most influential of all the energy pathways since it crosses all the other meridians. During winter the energies are most active in Bladder and Kidney Meridians; this is the time of the water element. When the Bladder Meridian is out of balance both physical and emotional symptoms can […]

Chinese Medicine Tips for Winter

The energy pathways most active during winter are kidney and bladder. Winter is a time for quiet, self-reflection, meditation and nourishment of body and soul. It is also important to get plenty of sleep, eat locally grown, organic, well-cooked food, stay warm and stay hydrated. Some foods that support the body during winter are: Celery, […]

Navigating the Holidays

The holiday season can be joyous but also challenging. There is so much to do and so little time. Spending time with family and friends can bring up wonderful memories and memories that are not so wonderful. Keeping our emotional balance is most important. Try not to overdo, stay in the present moment, get plenty of rest […]

Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Myofascial Release

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that creates pain, numbness and tingling in the wrists, arms, and hands. It is created by pressure on the median nerve which passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist to the hand. The causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) can vary from repetitive overuse of the wrist and […]

Tips for Staying Healthy While Traveling

The change of weather from summer to autumn many times brings colds, flu, and respiratory infections.  In Chinese Medicine this is the time of the metal element when lung and large intestine meridians are most active.  I’ve mentioned in a previous post that if your lung or large intestine meridian’s energy is blocked, especially at this […]

Chronic Cold Condition

This is the season of the metal element in Chinese Medicine. It’s a time when nature pulls back its energy into the earth and roots of the trees and plants to prepare for winter. I’ve spoken about the importance of getting more sleep, eating local, seasonal, cooked food and keeping warm to stay healthy during […]

Chinese Medicine tips for staying healthy during Fall

As nature changes from the heat and expansiveness of summer to the cooler temperatures and pulling back of energy during fall; we also experience natural changes in our physical bodies, health, and moods. During autumn we are more inclined to stay home at night, get more sleep and spend time in more serious pursuits. Living […]

Large Intestine Meridian – the Energy of Fall

The season of Fall reminds us to let go of that which is no longer needed. This is the metal season in Chinese Medicine; the time when Lung and Large Intestine Meridians are most active. I’ve spoken about Lung Meridian the last few weeks and would like to focus on Large Intestine Meridian today. The Large […]