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Dr. Shima Shahidy on Maternity Leave
A Revitalizing Time for the Gall Bladder & Liver

Oakworks Boiance Face Rest Pillow
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May 2014

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Dr. Shima Shahidy on Maternity Leave

Dr. Shima Shahidy, (Hon) B.Sc., DC
Doctor of Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Graston Technique Provider

Shima ShahidyI'm sure most of you are now aware that I'm off on maternity leave. We had quite a surprise when we were told that our son had to be born much earlier than expected. Ethan was born on March 14th weighing 3 lbs 3 oz and had to stay in the hospital for a while. I'm happy to say he is now home and is growing and doing well!

I want to thank all of you for your well wishes and your understanding with my earlier-than-anticipated (a month and a half!) departure. Many of you have already met Dr. Tara Brown who is covering for me while I'm away from the clinic. She is an excellent practitioner and will continue to provide you with quality chiropractic care. I look forward to seeing you all when I return in the fall. Have a healthy and enjoyable summer!


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A Revitalizing Time for the Gall Bladder & Liver

Andrea Antaya, RMT, Dipl. S.T.
Registered Massage Therapist, Shiatsu Therapist & Reiki Practitioner

Andrea Antaya RMTAccording to traditional Chinese medicine the spring is a peak time for the energy of the Gall Bladder and Liver. "Spring is a revitalizing time for many people, but for those whose Liver or Gall Bladder Ki is out of balance it can bring an intensification of physical and mental discomfort" states Carola Beresford-Cooke in her book Shiatsu Theory and Practice.

Signs of Liver and Gallbladder energetic imbalances include:

  • Feeling anger more quickly than normal (having a short fuse)
  • Eye abnormalities such as a gritty feeling
  • Headaches
  • Throat irritation - having to clear your throat often and feeling as if there is something stuck in it
  • An increase of stiffness in the joints (inflexibility)
  • Changes with menstruation/PMS
  • The inability to make decisions (hesitation and uncertainty)
  • Acid reflux/belching

I would like to share a simple and effective stretch from Shiatsu Theory and Practice that entices the correct flow of energy in their pathways called meridians which partially run along the inside and outside of the legs:

energy stretchSit on the floor with your legs as far apart as you can while keeping your spine upright. Link your fingers and stretch your arms above your head, palms up. Breathe in deeply and turn to look at your right foot. Breathe out and lean your body sideways towards your left, stretching your arms out towards your left foot. You should be facing your right foot still and not your left knee! Hold the position and relax into it for two cycles of breath, then come up on the fourth out breath and repeat the sequence to the other side. If you are quite "stretchy", you can complete the sequence by stretching your palms forward in front of you on the next out breath, leaning forward from the hip joints with a straight back, relaxing into the position for two cycles of breath and coming up on the fourth out breath.


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