What is the Chinese Medicine Technique of Acupuncture Moxibustion?
Acupuncture in Maitland has actually a couple of operative parts: one is the use of needles and the other is the use of fire. Both parts are correlative and essential for curing health conditions.
Chinese moxibustion is a procedure in which a moxa herb is burned over the body or over the outside tip of an acupuncture needles to augment the effect of the treatment.
Moxibustion and acupuncture are very important medical legacies of the Chinese nation to the world. In ancient texts, various legends have narrated about the origin of moxibustion and acupuncture. One of these is Fu Hsi’s discovery of the therapeutic procedures with stone needles, and Wang Di’s discovery of moxibustion and acupuncture.
To trace the origin Chinese acupuncture moxibustion, we need to go as far back as the Neolithic Age.
During that time, it was believed that while cooking, a housewife found a way to assuage her ache be simply standing near the fire at the stove. This way of healing aches and pain has slowly evolved. Later on medical herbs were added to cleanse the body and boost health.
The other treatment that is usually combined with moxibustion is cupping. Basically, the method is to put over the body a glass cup, put fire in the cur, and while the heat of the fire is inside allow it to “cup” the body. The heat forces the air out of the cup and forms a “suction vortex” which makes the cup stick to the skin. This results in the stimulation of blood stasis as well as a “massage” of the patient’s internal organs. One can expect the same effect with the use of a moxa cone.
Chinese acupuncture moxibustion obviously must be done with accuracy which implies that the important meridians or acupuncture points on the body should be identified and targeted for treatment to cure the illness. Medicinal herbs like garlic and ginger are also added when the need for their use comes.
The cup is usually allowed to remain on the body for about 16 to 21 minutes, and there has to be more than one session for the therapy to work.
Today, people have made improvements on the traditional methods of Chinese acupuncture moxibustion. We now have acupointmagneto therapy,acupoint injection,electronic needle moxibustion,microwave needle moxibustion and others that can help you heal in a safe and natural way in the 21st century.