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October 24, 2015


LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN The Large Intestine Meridian is known as the ‘Minister of Transportation’. It plays a major role in the balance and purity of our bodily fluids through the transformation of digestive wastes and the elimination of solids. This Fall is the season of Metal and includes the Large Intestine (Yang) Meridian, which is paired with the Lung Meridian (Yin). This is the perfect time to nourish both of these organs. Join us as we explore the Large Intestine Meridian and learn the connection to disorders of the lungs, throat and nose, as well as problems with elimination. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOVEMBER 19TH! Julie Dotson 314-805-9544 or Dale Lintzenich 636-667-0300 LARGE INTESTINE MERIDIAN PATHWAY Bilaterally, from the index finger up the outside of the arm and...


September 24, 2015


THE LUNG MERIDIAN The Lung meridian is the fundamental source of life energy (the Breath). We can use this meridian to support our breath, boost our Qi (energy), and strengthen the respiratory system to prevents colds and flu. The Lung Meridian (YIN) is a metal element and is partnered with the Large Intestine meridian (YANG). Join us as we explore the Lung Meridian and learn new, easy ways to strengthen our immune system as we prepare for the cold and flu season. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT OCTOBER 15TH! Julie Dotson 314-805-9544 or Dale Lintzenich 636-667-0300 LUNG MERIDIAN PATHWAY Bilaterally, from the fleshy space below shoulder and above the rib cage, down the inside of the front of the arm to the end of the thumb. MUSCLES Anterior Serratus...


September 4, 2015


LIVER MERIDIAN The Liver meridian is of key importance in women’s menstrual cycle and sexuality. “Liver Meridian function is involved in digestion, metabolism, storage and distribution of nourishment, filtration, detoxification, and immune function.” The primary job of the Liver Meridian along with it’s Yang partner, the Gallbladder, is to keep the energy (Qi) moving through all the meridians. Join us as we explore the Liver Meridian and learn new, easy ways to move stagnant Qi, relieve pain and more…. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT SEPTEMBER 17TH! Julie Dotson 314-805-9544 or Dale Lintzenich 636-667-0300 LIVER MERIDIAN PATHWAY Bilaterally, from the inside (lateral side) of the big toe, up the inside leg to the hip, backward on the hip, up around the waist and forward along the rib cage, halfway to...


July 26, 2015


GALLBLADDER MERIDIAN Are you feeling a little SLUGGISH lately?… Does your energy feel STUCK or STAGNANT? The Gallbladder Meridian is a yang meridian and is partnered with the Liver yin Meridian. The key function of these meridians is to keep energy (Qi) moving through all the Meridians. Pain, which is a sign of stagnant Qi, may show up anywhere along the Gallbladder’s path – the head, jaw, shoulder, knee, the side of body, or ankle. Pain on only one side of the body or sciatic pain may be a sign of stagnation along the Gallbladder Meridian. Join us as we explore the Gallbladder Meridian and learn new, easy ways to move stagnant Qi, relieve pain and more…. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT AUGUST 27TH! Julie Dotson 314-805-9544 or Dale...


July 7, 2015


TRIPLE WARMER MERIDIAN Are you STRESSED?… Or physically or mentally EXHAUSTED? If so, then you will want to come and learn how to calm the Triple Warmer and restore balance. The key function of this meridian involves the three heats of the body; metabolism, body heat and “fight or flight”. This meridian has a direct effect on our adrenal glands when the body is under stress. All the muscles related to Triple Warmer are essential for our “flight or fight response”. The Triple Warmer meridian is a yang meridian and is paired with the Circulation-Sex yin meridian. Join us as we explore the Triple Warmer Meridian and learn new, easy ways to deal with STRESS, boost your energy and more…. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT July 16th! Julie Dotson...


June 9, 2015


Circulation-Sex (Pericardium) Meridian The main job of the Circulation-Sex meridian is to protect the heart, both physically and emotionally. It also governs the hormones and circulation. This meridian helps us energetically connect sexuality with love. The emotional polarity of this meridian is panic versus joy. The Circulation-Sex meridian is a yin meridian and is paired with the Triple Warmer yang meridian. Join us as we explore the Circulation-Sex Meridian and learn new, easy ways to boost your energy and more…. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT April 9th! Julie Dotson 314-805-9544 or Dale Lintzenich 636-667-0300 CIRCULATION-SEX MERIDIAN PATHWAY Bilaterally, from just outside nipple down the middle of the inside of the arm to the end of the thumb side of the middle finger. MUSCLE OF THE CIRCULATION-SEX MERIDIAN Gluteus Medius...


March 28, 2015


THE KIDNEY MERIDIAN CLASS The Kidney meridian is a yin meridian and is paired with the Bladder yang meridian. Do you feel off or chronically tired? If so, it may be time to tune up your Kidney Meridian   In Chinese medicine the Kidney is said to be the storehouse of your life force. It is involved in filtering toxins and directing nourishing materials to where they are needed. The kidneys, which are the body’s source of red and white blood cells, control the growth and development of bones and nourish the marrow. Anemia and immune deficiency may be attributed to weak kidney energy.   Join us as we explore the Kidney Meridian and learn new, easy ways to boost your energy and more…. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT...


February 26, 2015


Learn about The Bladder Meridian The Bladder meridian is key to maintaining a healthy back and reducing back pain. This is a YANG meridian and is represented by the element WATER. Join us as we explore the Bladder Meridian and learn new, easy ways to support your back and more…. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT March 12th!/span> Julie Dotson 314-805-9544 or Dale Lintzenich 636-667-0300 Bladder Meridian Pathway The pathway of the Bladder meridian begins at the inside corner of the eye and goes up over the head and down the back and legs, ending at the tip of small toe. Physical Imbalances Pain in any part of the body along this pathway may be an issue related to the Bladder meridian. This includes headaches, eye problems, neck pain, and...


January 25, 2015


THE SMALL INTESTINE MERIDIAN CLASS The Small Intestine Meridian Mental clarity, judgment and discernment are influenced by the Small Intestine. On a physical level the main job of the Small Intestine is to process the nutrients out of food for use by the body. The Small Intestine is a yang meridian and is paired with the Heart yin meridian- allowing us to express our emotions in a healthy way. Emotional Imbalances of the Small Intestine Meridian may show up as: Inability to assimilate ideas, insecurity, forgetfulness, restlessness, indecision, difficulty expressing emotions A balanced Small Intestine Meridian: Clarity of thought, ability to make decisions, healthy expressions of love, joy, and excitement Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT February 12th! Julie Dotson 314-805-9544 or Dale Lintzenich 636-667-0300 Small Intestine Meridian Pathway Bilaterally,...


December 24, 2014


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THE HEART MERIDIAN CLASS The Heart Meridian In the West the heart is best known as the “emotional center”. In Chinese Medicine, the heart is known as the “sovereign ruler,” using clear insight to direct actions. The Heart Meridian functions to cycle blood throughout the body. But equally as important, it generates the electrical communication to all the cells in the body. This constant communication with the organs and muscles helps to determine the blood/oxygen needs in any given moment. Call NOW TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT January 8th! Julie Dotson 314-805-9544 or Dale Lintzenich 636-667-0300 Heart Meridian Pathway The heart meridian begins at the armpit (bilaterally) and moves down the inside of the arm to the little finger. Physical/Emotional Imbalances of the Heart Meridian may show up as: Shortness of...