Five Elements, Vitamin D, Arvigo Massage; 12.29.2017


The winter solstice is a time to move slowly – a time to be wise with our bodies.

Book of the Week:  The Tao of an Uncluttered Life: Lao Tzu’s Ten Principles for Organization by Karen Hicks.

The five elements, or phases, in Chinese medicine are fire, metal, wood, earth, and water.  Fire melts metal – metal penetrates wood, wood separates earth, earth absorbs water and water quenches fire.

Video of the Week:  Clear Clutter and Change Your Life Bigtime

The Arviga techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non-invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.

Vitamin D is extremely important.  It lowers the risk for depression, type 2 diabetes and breast cancer.



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