~~~~~ Stuck in traffic. News cycle gives you nightmares. Hot weather leaves you with hives. Old traumas rear up and knock you right in the lumbar spine. Maybe you have a chronic condition. Who knows? It could be any number of things. What matters is that your situation has left you in a state of … Continue reading Chronic Stress: Ways to Protect Your Mind, Body, and Spirit for the Long Haul
~~~~~ A life without pain would be nice, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, that’s pretty unusual because life happens. Either there are injuries or repetitive stresses or disabilities or imbalances that, one way or the other, make themselves felt as a dulling, throbbing ache or a sharp, stabbing pain or a cramp that causes you to seize … Continue reading Musculoskeletal Pain: Strategies for When Your Back, Neck, Hips, Hands, and/or Feet Ache
~~~~~ Tui na really is a bit of a secret treasure in Austin, Texas where I am. I notice, though, that when I recommend it to people online, they don’t always know about it either. Unless you’re in a place that has a large Chinese population you may not know what this venerable healing art … Continue reading Find A Tui Na Practitioner: How To Find The Best Traditional Chinese Bodywork Therapist For What You Want To Accomplish
~~~~~ Are you like most people? You vow to make changes at the start of a new year but then by the time January is over you have gone back to your regular habits? Then you’re normal, actually. This happens a lot, which is why there are so many “New Year, New You” blog posts … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions: Six Reasonably Easy Things To Change So That Your 2018 is Magical
~~~~~ Do you enjoy good health and a sense of ease within your body? Do you want to be in possession of strategies and resources to make the very best of the wellness that is available to you? Have you ever experienced traditional Chinese bodywork therapy? Have you heard of or experienced tui na and … Continue reading Benefits of Traditional Chinese Bodywork: Tui Na, Health, and You
Musical artists, do you know where your health is or, if not, how you can find it, keep it, and nourish it? Did you know that traditional Chinese medicine, especially bodywork such as tui na, can work wonders for you on many levels? Continue reading A Musician’s Guide to Health and Wellness the Traditional Chinese Way: Taking Care of Yourself for the Long Haul With Tui Na
~~~ As I write out this latest essay, Marvin Gaye’s classic song, “Where are We Going” seems to be winding its way through my mind, bringing up memories and, simultaneously, pointing my nose forward. As those of you who follow my blog know, I’m tying up the loose ends of my 4.5-year-long program in Chinese … Continue reading Tui na Treatment or Acupuncture: Which is Best for You? (Three Points to Ponder)
~~~~ For most people in the West, acupuncture treatment with needles is probably Chinese medicine’s most well-known and widely practiced export. A less widely familiar traditional Chinese healing modality is tui na (“pushing” and “grasping”, respectively). This is a manual therapy that is, at first glance, akin to massage. But to categorize this art … Continue reading What is Tui Na?