Entries by Marie Oliver

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 […]

Boosting Your Immune System with Acupressure

Acupressure and acupuncture support the immune system by balancing the body’s natural energy or chi and promoting a state of deep relaxation in which the body can release stress. When our stress is reduced, we can rest more easily and sleep more soundly.

The End of Summer

This is the time of year that I see many people with tight calves and feet.Everyone is more physically active during the summer months and many times are spending most of their time in sandals or barefoot and may not be hydrating sufficiently. Since everything is connected in our body-mind, when the energy flow in […]

Digestive Health During Summer

In Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Medicine, the digestive system is of vital importance to good health. The Chinese feel that most, if not all illness originates in the gut. The Chinese Calendar lists the time between July 12 – August 21 (for 2021) as Major Heat. This is the best time, according to TCM “to […]

The Heart Meridian and Peaceful Sleep

The importance of a good night’s sleep cannot be overstated. In Traditional Chinese Medicine sleep disorders and insomnia are considered to be a blockage or imbalance in the body’s energy. This time of year, the fire element is most active, which is represented by 4 energy pathways or meridians, heart, small intestine, pericardium, and triple warmer.