A Brief Intro to Acupressure and Oriental View on Food. For People with Yang Deficient

This website could help if you have the following symptoms: Always feeling cold/cold limbs; difficulties with digestion; hypo-activity; a fat or scalloped tongue.

Practical with Meridians

In the book "The Energy That heals", Jacques Staehle described two aspects of the practices with the meridian. First, the Meridians are network of energy said to cover the human body, connected with internal organs. Pain or discomfort sometime is the signal that there could be something wrong with one's organs or organicism. Cards below show some of the pain associated with the meridians, get to know those meridians and you could be your own doctor by treating the discomfort yourself. So what do you do if you feel pain in parts of your body?

  1. Boost the Jing points on both sides;
  2. Boost the Booster point on the same side as the pain;
  3. Disperse the points surrounding the pain;
  4. Boost the Meeting points on both sides.

Large Intestine You should not be at all surprised to discover that pain that is felt in the forefinger, the wrist, the elbow (tennis elbow), the shoulder, the throat, the teeth or a blocked nose - is connected with a problem in the large intestine and that such pain can be treated by stimulating certain points along the large intestine PM. Jing point Li1(green), Booster point Li11(blue), Meeting point Gb13(purple) - see Gall-Bladder meridian.

San Jiao(Triple Heater) Jing point Te1(green), Booster point Te4(blue), Meeting point Gb13(purple) - see Gall-Bladder meridian.

Small Intestine The little finger, the ulna side of the hand and the wrist, the arm, the shoulder, the neck, the cheek and the ear. Jing point Si1(green), Booster point Si4(blue) - replace Si4 with Si3 in summer! Meeting point Gb13(purple) - see Gall-Bladder meridian.
Lung PM Pain in the thumb, on the thumb side of the wrist, in the forearm, in the centre of the front of the elbow, level with the biceps or on the front of the shoulder. Jing point Lu11(green), Booster point Lu9(blue), Meeting point Gb22(purple) - see Gall-Bladder meridian.

Pericardium PM Pain or numbness in the middle finger, the palm of the hand, the front of the wrist, the front of the forearm and the upper arm, the front of the base of the shoulder the thorax, next to the breast. Jing point Pc9(green), Booster point Pc7(blue)-except in summer, Meeting point Gb22(purple) - see Gall-Bladder meridian.

Heart PM Pain or swelling in the armpit, along the inner side of the front of the arm, the elbow, the inner side of the front of the forearm, the cubital edge of the wrist, the palm of the hand (hypothenar eminence) or the little finger. Jing point Ht9(green), Booster point Ht7(blue)-except in summer, Meeting point Gb22(purple) - see Gall-Bladder meridian.
Stomach PM It is not at all surprising to discover that facial neuralgia can be connected with the Stomach PM, as can certain cases of toothache, sore throats, painful breasts, stomach-ache, soreness in the outer thighs or the knees, along the outside of the tibia, the foot or the second or third toes. Indeed, these two toes are often deformed in subjects suffering from stomach troubles. Jing point St45(green), Booster point St41(blue), Meeting point St2(purple).

Gall-Bladder PM Sensitivity disorders, malformation or pain in the fourth toe, the foot, the ankle (swelling like an egg in front of and below the lateral malleolus), the outside of the leg along the fibula where one can feel a burning sensation (too much yang) or numbness (too much yin), the outside of the thigh along the femur, the hip (arthritis etc), pain on the side of the ribs, the shoulder (like a strap), along the side of the neck, migraine in the temple, at the outer edge of the eye, in the occipital region (at the back of the head) Jing point Gb44(green), Booster point Gb40(blue), Meeting point St2(purple).

Bladder PM A prickling sensation or pain at the inner corner of the eye, headaches, backache, cervical arthrosis, back pain, lumbago, sciatica, cramp in the calves, along the outer edge ofthe foot, the Achilles' tendon, the heel and the small toe. Jing point Bl67(green), Booster point Bl64(blue), Meeting point St2(purple).
Spleen PM Painful big toes, bunions, pain along the inner side of the leg, the rear edge of the tibia, the inside of the knee, the inner side of the thigh, the crotch, the abdomen and the thorax. Jing point Sp1(green), Booster point Sp2(blue), Meeting point CV3(purple) - see next card.

Liver PM Ingrown toenail on the big toe, painful big toe, pain on the upper side of the foot, the inside of the leg, the knee, the thigh and the side of the front of the trunk as far as just below the breast. Jing point Lr1(green), Booster point Lr8(blue) - replace Lr8 with Lr3 in autumn! Meeting point CV3(purple) - see next card.

Kidney PM Pain on the sole of the foot, the heel, the inner ankle, the inside of the leg, the thigh, the groin, the abdomen or the thorax, along the course of the meridian. Jing point Ki1(green), Booster point Ki7(blue), Meeting point CV3(purple) - see next card.

Balance with Meridians

The second important aspect Jacques Staehle described is acupoint to boost a meridian in seasons. This section show the acupoints you can use to boost meridians in a season.

It shows Northern Hemishere by default, move the slider to Southern if you are on Southern Hemishere, you will see 12 acupoints for the 12 meridians for your current season.

To boost a meridian press on the coresponding acupoint and rotate clockwise for about a minute, you only need to carry on the next day with the points which have some reaction, such as having sore or numbness. For acupoints that you feel normal, try a few more times but don't carry on if you still feel normal, as our aim here is to balance the meridians, we only want to boost the weak meridians. Stop as soon as you feel the points turn normal.


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Food === Medicine?

Ancient Chinese knew medicine and food are originated from same source, and defined that when you eat with an empty stomach, it is food; when you eat while ill, it is medicine. But then Chinese are known to have a phrase: medicine is more or less poisonous!!!(是药三分毒). That is, if you eat anything while in a unhealthy state, treat them carefully, as medicine. To consume food properly, you must:

  1. Know your energy type, yang or yin. Yang is energetic type, never tiring. Yin is the low energy type. A lot of overweight people are yin type.
  2. Choose the energy type of food more or less opposite your energy type. Energetic type should have lot of fruits and vegetables. Low energy type should watch the stomach not feeling upset or bloated after each meals, and note what food caused it so as to avoid next time. Salty and ice prefixed food are very much yin, do not have too much of them unless you are full of energy all days.
  3. Do not eat to full, about 70% full is enough. Hard to achieve when you're used to a big portion.
  4. Chew slowly, turn the food into the finest liquified particles possible.
  5. For the low energy type, eat more spices. There are many spices to choose from. Why? Different spices are for different parts of the body, one should try different spice to find out which one is best for you. Ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cloves and cardamon, to name a few.
  6. Use your natural instinct, in a relaxed state, you should be able to tell bad from good food. The food that you crave should be the right food for you (except those too salty, too sweet or fatty highly processed food).
  7. For those who have loss of appetite after sports, a major operation or are recovering from an illness, it is best to have food that is easily digested, such as light porridge.
  8. Food for thought: Pray before your meal, food needs to be accompanied by good mood...

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