16 Jan An Extremely Powerful Self Care Method
Hi all! My name is Peter and I’m the newest addition to the tonika health team. As a registered acupuncturist and Chinese medicine practitioner, I’m so excited to have joined the tonika health family with Daniela, Rosie and Nina. To mark my commencement of my care of the Surry Hills community, I’d love to pass on an extremely powerful self care technique.
Firstly, here’s a little more about me. Through my 15 years of clinical practice, I’ve developed a special interest in difficult to treat and chronic conditions, fertility, pregnancy, female and male reproductive health. If you’re experiencing issues with any of these things, or if you’d like some support with anything else at all (difficulty sleeping, stress, digestive issues, etc), please get in contact. I’d love to help. You can email me at [email protected], and can also book an appointment directly here. I am available for appointments Fridays and Saturdays (and will expand to additional days further into 2019). I’m very much looking forward to meeting you all!
The Stomach Qi Line
This advice is passed down from from one of the most revered Japanese Acupuncture Masters of the 20th century, Master Kiyoshi Nagano. And it is something that will serve us for the rest of our lives if practised regularly.
Eaten too much food? …treat the Stomach Qi Line.
Coming down with a cold? …treat the Stomach Qi Line.
Want to improve energy levels? …treat the Stomach Qi Line.
Want to lose weight? …treat the Stomach Qi Line.
Want to reduce ageing? …treat the Stomach Qi Line.
Want to improve your immunity? …treat the Stomach Qi Line.
Want to improve general health? …treat the Stomach Qi Line.
These were some of the last words Master Nagano gave to his final apprentice prior to his passing in 2003. But what do they mean?These words stress the importance of stimulating a particular zone of the body (which has a connection to the stomach and digestive system). This will help optimise health, mainly because of the powerful effects that strengthening the stomach and digestive system have on the whole body.
This may make sense to an Acupuncturist following Master Nagano’s methods, but not so much to the everyday person…unless given the key. I’ve taught many of my clients the technique of massaging their ‘Stomach Qi Line’. I can show you next time you come in for an acupuncture treatment (for now, you can also check out the diagram and instructions below!). I like to call it ‘the Panacea of Acupuncture.’
How to massage the Stomach Qi Line
Use gentle or firm pressure from top to bottom. Knead out any of the lumps or tender areas that you find in the process. First, massage the left leg, then the right leg (the Master’s rules). Please do it daily for the next 30 days if you can. Then 3 times per week after that as maintenance .And remember to do it if you have eaten too much or feel discomfort in the stomach, or at times of indigestion.