Moxibustion is the application of heat to acupuncture points or sensitive locations on the body. Moxibustion warms and stimulates blood and qi circulation, removes obstruction of the channels and eliminates cold and damp in muscles and joints rendering it the treatment of choice for pain and stiffness, arthritis, frozen shoulder and lower back pain. Other conditions that improve with heat including stomach pain, painful periods, cold hands and feet, lack of energy, winter coughs, colds and runny nose respond extremely well to moxibustion.
Moxibustion therapy is an excellent substitute for those who are overly sensitive to needle stimulation, children and the frail.
Moxibution is a therapy which treats and prevents diseases by means of moxa wool, the main material in the therapy inthe forms of moxa cones or sticks. The combustion of the moxa wool permits transmission of heat to points or certain locations of human body. With the heat, the points and meridians would be stimulated so that the purpose of warning the meridians and collaterals, invigorating the flow of Qi and blood, strengthening the body resistance and eliminating pathogens from the body is achieved.
Ignite a moxa stick at its one end and place it two to three centimeters away over the site to bring a mild warmth to the local place, but not burning, for some fifteen minutes until the skin becomes slightly red. It is suitable for all the syndromes indicated by
Warming Needle Moxibustion
Moxibustion with warming needle is an integration of acupuncture and moxibustion, and is used for conditions in which both retaining of the needle and moxibustion are needed. It is applied as follows: After the arrival of Qi and with the needle retained in the point, get a small section of moxa stick (about 2 cm long) and cuff on the handle of the needle, ignite the moxa stick from its bottom till it burns out. This method has the function of warming the meridians and promoting the flow of Qi and blood so as to treat Bi syndrome caused by cold-damp and paralysis.
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