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What is Acupuncture-moxibustion treatment?

Acupuncture and moxibustion are both major branches of an ancient medicinal system known as traditional Chinese medicine. In ancient texts, there are many different accounts of how acupuncture and moxibustion came to be. Two of these are the invention of acupuncture and moxibustion by Huang Di and the therapeutic techniques using stone needles developed by Fu Hsi.

Acupuncture actually has two operative techniques – one is a method involving the use of needles and the other deals with this use of fire. Both are correlative and essential for treating diseases.

It is believed that Chinese moxibustion started as far back as the Neolithic Age or New Stone Age. Legend has it that while cooking near her stove, a housewife felt a gradual lessening of her pain which she attributed as a therapeutic effect to being near the fire in the stove. Eventually, this healing with fire gradually evolved and later on, medical herbs were added to warm the body and enhance health.

The moxibustion technique most commonly used today is with cupping and a moxa cone. Moxibustion treatment basically involves the use of glass jars or cups that’s applied over the body. By putting fire in the cup, the heat allows the cup to firmly stick to the surface of the body. The heat inside the cup forces the air out of the jar and causes a suction effect that causes the cup or jar to firmly stick to the skin. This massages the internal organs and helps stimulate the blood thereby eliminating blood stasis.

In order to target the relevant meridians and acupuncture points of the body to cure a specific illness, acupuncture in Orlando and Chinese moxibustion must be performed by an experienced and qualified practitioner in a proper and precise way.

Written by Valerie

July 18th, 2017 at 4:27 am

Posted in Acupuncture