Have Some Moxie And Try Moxibustion To Stay In Balance

Posted By :   Steven Schram

by acupuncture-nyc on April 6, 2014

Many licensed acupuncturists in nyc, are also trained in moxibustion, a form of Chinese herbology, that is used along with acupuncture to heal a wide range of conditions and illnesses. Acupuncture is one of the four branches of Chinese medicine and this herbal treatment falls under this heading. Practitioners may also use it along with herbal treatments, qigong and tui na, other forms of chinese medicine.

Moxibustion is a Chinese treatment that uses the herb mugwort. This herb is aged, ground up and shaped into a small cone. It might also be shaped into a cigar shaped stick. The mugwort is ignited to produce heat and then placed on the tip of the acupuncture needle. The heat then travels down the needle and into the area that is blocked. These blockages, or “cold” spots, along the meridian are considered to be the root of many heath problems because they block the flow of “qi.”

The meridian in the body is a series of connected pathways along which our qi, or our life energy travels. Some say there are more than 400 acupuncture points in the body, that travel along 20 interconnected meridians. There are twelve channels, sometimes known as the twelve regular meridians, which are commonly used in acupuncture, especially in the west.

Acupuncture treatments, along with “indirect” moxibustion can treat many kinds of illness and chronic conditions. The needles are inserted into the points where the flow of qi is blocked and the moxa, is placed on the needle an inch or so away from the skin. A deep relaxing sensation of heat travels down into the blockage and opens it up. With the qi flowing freely again, the healing can begin.

Chinese treatments have been known to strengthen the blood and stimulate the flow of our life force, or energy. This can help one to maintain optimum health, and treat disease. Moxibustion is especially effective for intestinal problems, issues with the female reproductive organs, and any conditions related to the liver or kidney.

Look for a fully licensed chiropractor and acupuncturist in nyc who is also trained and licensed in Chinese herbology, especially moxibustion. By helping your body find the perfect balance between yin and yan, and an internal and external balance, you will find yourself feeling better than you have ever felt. Chinese medical treatment, such as gua sha, qigong, and chinese herbology, have all helped countless patients find relief from pain and illness and recover from injury quickly.

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