'When excess ki accumulates in the solar plexus (middle tan den) region, you can
experience fatigue, heartburn, discomfort and tension. You want to release this excess downward toward the lower tan den.'

From 'Qigong Massage' (1992/2005)
by Dr. Jwing-Ming Yang (California)
Solar plexus
Solar plexus
Solar plexus

Release- points
for the buildup of
excess ki energy.

The red spot marks the solar plexus on Mr. Gingerbread.
Pituitary gland & insomnia
Trigger point

From "The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook"
(2001) by Clair Davies:
There is growing evidence that chronic
fatigue, lowered resistance to infection, as well as most aches and pains are caused by trigger points. However, there continues to be great resistance to the whole notion.

Trigger point

In 1957, Dr. Janet Travell (a White House physician for Kennedy) discovered that trigger points generate tiny electrical currents. Trigger points in a muscle generally form near the midway point near where the motor nerve enters. They can be a product of muscular exhaustion as pliancy at the microscopic level begins to break down (as in a slinky with chinks). Researchers Travell and David Simons called this phenomena an "energy crisis." (The body is now "bleeding energy," as Ida Rolf might have put it.)
When under the influence of trigger points, muscles work harder than they need to. (This may indicate a source of lingering fatigue, the type described by the physician Sir William Gowers in the early 1900s.)

From "The Frozen Shoulder Workbook" (2006) by Claire Davies
Travell & Kennedy

Physical signs of stress
include fatigue, self-doubt, sleeplessness and headaches.

From "The Encyclopedia of
Aromatherapy, Massage and Yoga" (1993) by Carole McGilvery, Jimi Reed, and Mira Mehta

From "Rolfing: Reestablishing the Natural Alignment and Structural Integration of the Human Body for Vitality and Well-Being" (1977) by Ida Rolf:
'True strength is not marked by heavily defined musculature. It is marked by elasticity, which allows quick recuperation from fatigue.'

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