A Point for Breathing, Sleeping & Grieving: Landscape of Your Body #12

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Lung-1-Video-September-2021.mp4 Here’s a need-to-know point on the body landscape when dealing with breathing concerns, sadness or grief, or waking up between 1-3am.  This is the first place that the Lung Channel rises to the surface of the body. We call it Lung 1 in English and Zhong Fu (Central Palace) in Mandarin. We also know…

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A Point for Easing the Breath: The Landscape of Your Body #11

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Lung-6-Video-July-2021.mp4 There are these cool spots on the rivers of your body where the Qi and blood dive deeper beneath the skin. Close to the fingers the toes, channels run near the surface, but at these “xi-cleft” points, the rivers plunge deep.  This is the xi-cleft point on the Lung channel, named Kong Zui, or…

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A Point for Sacrum or Throat Pain: The Landscape of Your Body #10

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Kidney-6-Video-May-2021.mp4 I always know when I’m on this point because it’s so tender. Likely, anyone else with sacrum or tailbone injury or pain will feel that too. It’s also tender for many people dealing with throat pain or difficulty swallowing. A little more help finding Kidney 6 (a.k.a. Zhao Hai, or “Shining Sea”) on your…

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A Point for Gut Health & Stamina: The Landscape of Your Body #9

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Stomach-36-Video-May-2021.mp4 This is a big one. Big in size (making it harder to miss), big in that it’s full of Blood and Qi, and big in importance. If you’ve had an acupuncture treatment before, Stomach 36 might look familiar. This point (a.k.a. Zu San Li, “Leg Three Miles”) is one of the most commonly needled…

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A Point for Pelvic & Digestive Health: The Landscape of Your Body #8

https://leilaninavar.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SP6-April-2021-50.mp4 Feeling good here with loving self-massage on Spleen 6, together with hip circles to free up energy in the pelvis. (NOT a point to be used during PREGNANCY if it’s not yet time to go into labor. Pick a different point to love on yourself with.) This point is so often tender to pressure,…

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