Why does it feel so good?

Picture this. You’ve just had a long day. A couple of things didn’t go as planned- your kids were a little wild or maybe something at work just fell through. You’re tired, you’re cranky and you’re just about ready to give in. When- a good friend comes over, hears your story and gives you a hug.

You, my friend, have been “touched’.

We’ve all seen the studies and we all know that human beings thrive on skin contact. There is no doubt at this point that touch is absolutely necessary. But, why does it feel so good?

In Chinese medicine, there is a special point right in the palm of your hand. It’s known in the Western world as “Pericardium 8”. Its true name is “Palace of Labor”. This point is known for revitalization- physically, mentally and spiritually.

The pericardium is the wrapper of your heart. It serves to protect the heart, as well as, open the heart. The pericardium and the heart are so closely connected, that medical texts rarely differentiate between the two.

The heart and pericardium meridian serve as the fire for our souls. They are the heat, the passion, and the warmth that keeps our system beating to it’s own drum. Every single time that you touch someone with the palm of your hand, you are opening that very vulnerable and energetic aspect of your being.

When you touch a friend with an open palm you are extending through your very own pericardium meridian. Really, you are touching them with your heart.

And it feels so good, because it is so human.

Over the last few months, I’ve been “touched” as I’ve been hosting the Inward Healing Circle. The women in this group are so brave and courageous as they are tackling their hormones head on.

Here’s what a couple of the gals have said about the healing circle:

Last night was the first night in close a year I went to bed without taking medication, and I slept ALL night! Things are looking up already. I am SO grateful to have found my way to you. Thank you!!!

I wanted to let you know how grateful I am that I decided to do the inward circle...it's really been good support.  My nervous system was so worked up after work yesterday, and I went home and did the thyroid/pituitary exercises, and just cried and rested and felt loved.  

Send me an e-mail if you have any questions and/or would like to get started. In the meantime, make sure that you reach out and connect with someone that you love. It’ll feel good, guaranteed.

~ Kristin