Stressor Spotlight: Movement

man jogging on mountaintop at sunrise

As a global population, we are moving less than we ever have before. In fact, the World Health Organization estimates that 60-85% of people in the world lead sedentary lifestyles—meaning they spend most of their time sitting and do little to no physical activity. Sadly, this problem isn’t just limited to adults; about two-thirds of […]

Stressor Spotlight: Triple Warmer Meridian

doctor putting acupuncture needle into forearm triple warmer meridian of patient

Also known as the triple burner or san jiao, the triple warmer meridian is unique in that it is not energetically tied to a specific organ in the body. In fact, this meridian helps to regulate all the organs and energy in the body. This is why the triple warmer is often referred to as […]

Stressor Spotlight: Liver

liver stressor virtual item - 3d image of liver in body

As the largest internal organ in the body, the liver makes up about 2 to 3% of a person’s total body weight. But it isn’t just taking up space. Playing a key role in hundreds of body functions, it’s no wonder that the first 4 letters of the word “liver” are “live.”   After looking […]

Stressor Spotlight: Heart Meridian

body graphic heart meridian stressor concept

The heart organ is often thought of as the “ruler of the body,” controlling and overseeing our other vital organs. Because of this, the heart is sometimes literally referred to in Chinese medicine as the king or the monarch. Adding to TCM’s understanding of the vital importance of the heart and the heart meridian, in […]