WHAT IS MOXIBUSTION THERAPY?
Moxibustion is a kind of external treatment; it is based on the theory of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and it usually warm up on acupoints with burning moxa wool. Moxibustion can dredge meridians and regulate qi-blood and has been used to prevent and cure diseases for more than 2500 years.
The moxibustion has a dual effect of tonification and purgation in TCM theories, which are based on two aspects: the actions of the meridian system and the roles of moxa and fire. Modern research works of the moxibustion mechanism mainly relate to the thermal effects, radiation effects, and pharmacological actions of moxa and its combustion products. Experimental results showed that moxibustion thermal stimulation affects both shallow and deep tissues of the skin, and the warm-heat effects of moxibustion have a close relation to the warm receptors or/and the polymodal receptor.
TREATMENTS FOR MOXIBUSTION
- It is widely used to treat reproduction system illnesses, such as dysmenorrhea, infertility or premature ejaculation, impotence, etc.
The smoke of the moxa also has a healing function( but needs caution for asthma patients) It was used to prevent the epidemic in ancient times, it can be put in a sachet to hang on the clothes, and the perfume has the same function.
- The fresh leaves can be used to make dessert, the fresh green color and yummy taste will make you healthy.
TREATING WINTER DISEASES IN SUMMER
Some health issues which flare up in winter usually are very complicated and chronic, such as allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, bronchitis, chronic pharyngitis,
recurrent respiratory tract infection, pulmonary emphysema, digestive system issues: CG(chronic gastritis), functional dyspepsia, peptic ulcer, chronic colitis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic cervical pain, reproductive system issues: dysmenorrhea, chronic pelvic inflammation, enuresis, frequent night urination, infertility, and chronic shoulder or lower back pain,
In summer, the body Yang Qi follows the nature become to the surface of the body, the body hair pore open for sweats. If we treat the hiding illness at this time, it becomes easier to treat.
Nowadays, most people don’t sweat due to air conditioning and lots of cold drinking and meals, so moxa therapy is more important to maintain health.
Moxibustion can regulate organ function and promote metabolism, increase red blood cells and white blood cells, and improve immune mechanisms and defense mechanisms.
WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM MOXIBUSTION?
Moxibustion has been applied in treating a great range of diseases. A bibliometric analysis on the papers published from 1954 to 2007 in China showed that up to 364 kinds of diseases can be treated with moxibustion. The most proper indications of moxibustion therapy are malposition, diarrhea, and colitis; the common proper indications are urinary incontinence and dysmenorrhea; the next common proper indications are knee osteoarthritis, temporomandibular joint disturbance syndrome, soft tissue injury, heel pain, asthma, urinary retention, and herpes zoster . Moxibustion can also be used to treat weakness, fatigue, and aging related problems.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF MOXIBUSTION?
- Chronic Pain
- Low Energy
- removing obstruction in the collateral
- Promote the movement of human qi and blood