Moxibustion (艾灸）is a traditional Chinese therapy that involves the burning of mugwort (traditional chinese herb “Artemisia Vulgaris”) to facilitate healing within the body. Essentially, moxibustion is used commonly to maintain one’s overall health by strengthening the blood, stimulating the flow of qi from the therapy.
- Learn how to use moxibustion
- Moxibustion therapy supports the immune system, decrease inflammation and systemically warm the body.
- Helps with digestive issues such as indigestion, lowered immunity, arthritis, menstrual cramps and more!
- Burn the stick at least 1 inch from the skin. Do not touch the skin it will burn!
Highlights of the Video:
- Healing properties of mugwort and how it is used in traditional Chinese medicine through moxibustion therapy.
- Uses ST36 Meridian Point or acupuncture point ST36 (stomach 36: ‘Zu San Li’). Closely related to the idea of longevity.
- Powerful point for supporting the immune system.
- Performs small circle when holding the moxa for effective penetration into the skin.
- “Pecking method”: Moves the Qi in a more aggressive manner. Effective when dealing with inflammation.
- Usually stays at one point for about 4-5 minutes
- One may also choose to travel the entire channel of the leg in steady strokes from top to bottom along the line of the meridian.
- Improves inflammation and circulation and helps arthritis, dysmenorrhea.
Location of Acupuncture Point ST36
On the front of the leg, used one hand’s width (about four fingers) below the kneecap, on the outside, in the depression between the shinbone and the leg muscle. What can go wrong is that you may be locating it somewhat too low on the leg.
The point is immediately one hand breadth below the kneecap, so if you’d use something thick, like a finger, you might get half a finger breadth to low. It’s at the outside of the bone that’s on the front of the lower leg, one finger breadth from the crest of that bone.