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Because fire (yang) is its central element, moxibustion is most often used to dispel cold stagnation (yin) and the conditions that arise as a result. Common problems from a Western medicine lens that may be loosely associated with cold stagnation include:

  • Hypothyroidism

  • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia)

  • Sluggish digestion

  • Oversensitivity to cold

  • Fluid retention

  • Lowered immunity

  • Joint pain and arthritis

  • Depression and low mood

Tui Na (Medical Massage)

The term Tui Na (pronounced "twee naw"), which literally means "pinch and pull," refers to Traditional Chinese Medicine therapeutic massage and body work. Tui Na is not generally used for pleasure and relaxation, but rather as a treatment to address specific patterns of disharmony. I use a blend of Tui Na, Rolfing, and Myofascial Release to release tension in the body

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