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Ginger Foot Soak Instruction

Ginger foot soak, a simple, great home care remedy for aches, pains, and colds (the kind with runny nose and aches). This lifesaver was taught to us by Dr Lillian Chang LAc, our teacher and founder of WMI.

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What you need:

A pot of boiling water (about 6 quarts)

Knife

Two handfuls of fresh ginger

Half a handful of turmeric if you have pain

A plastic container you can fit your feet in

Two hand towels you don’t mind getting discolored

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Instructions:

Chop ginger into small slices. I even grate some as well. Add to boiling water and simmer 5-10 minutes. If you have pain add the turmeric. Ginger moves the blood and turmeric gets rid of pain. Turmeric will color your skin and towels orange.

Pour the ginger water into plastic tub and add some water to even out tempe...

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More on the Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians

More on the Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians. 

I love the spiritual (extraordinary) meridians, and I have been introduced to some great resources.

–This is a wonderful PDF excerpt from a conversation with Jeffrey Yuen, world reknowned Chinese Medicine practitioner and educator:

Jeffrey Yuen discusses eight Extraordinary Spiritual Meridians

Article of how the ying qi cycle is used to examine the way in which the paired extraordinary vessels and extraordinary fu may relate to the evolution of consciousness and the art of humanity.

–Very interesting article combining quantum energy, sacred geometry, chakras, and Chinese medicine.

8 spiritual meridians

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Auricular Acupuncture

Good time to discuss Auricular Acupuncture. Auricular acupuncture is a microsystem, meaning you can treat disorders of the whole body on one section of the body. Ear seeds, generally made from Vaccaria plant seeds, are used for continual stimulation of acupuncture points. These are great for chronic pain, de-stressing, mood disorders, release of addiction cravings, weight loss, and colds amongst other issues. Palpating your ear for sore spots can give you insight into any areas that may need some extra TLC.

Auricular acupuncture is most notably used in the NADA protocol for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse detox...

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Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians

The Eight Spiritual (Extraordinary) Meridians

are meridians that flow deep within the body, act as reservoirs of qi and blood for the main meridians (filling and emptying as needed), circulate jing around the body, circulate defensive Wei Qi to increase immunity, and provide a connection between the 12 main meridians. The eight extraordinary meridians help with deep illness (physical, mental, or emotional). They are used to deal with issues of ancestral ties, fertility, life purpose, chronic illness, asthma, digestion, and much more. I find them extremely useful in clinical applications and use them on almost every patient I treat.

Ren: Conception Vessel:

Coupling pair: Lieque (Lu 7) and Zhaohai (Ki 6).

The Ren receives and transports the qi of all the yin meridians, and therefore regula...

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