Why Do Some People Recover Much Faster From Their Health Ailments After Moxibustion?
Can moxibustion provide a speedy relief to one’s health conditions and ailments? Whereas there are instances where people experience a speedy recovery after only a few sessions of moxibustion therapy, there are also others who however require a longer treatment period, ranging from weeks to months. Why is this so?
Essentially, these are the reasons on why some may experience a faster relief to their health conditions over others after moxibustion therapy.
1. Where is the Underlying Illness? Seeped Inside our Internal Organs Or Only At The Superficial Level?
We first need to recognise that there are different levels characterizing the severity of any illnesses. Some illnesses may only be at STAGE 1 while others may already be at advanced stage. Diseases and illnesses at the superficial level are much easier to treat as compared to those which had already penetrated deep into our body’s internal organs.
There is a difference in the time period required to treat ailments affecting our superficial ailments related to skin, hair, muscle, tendons, bone marrow, as compared to our internal organs such as spleen, kidney, lungs etc. The deeper the underlying disease lie and penetrate deeper into our body, the longer will be the treatment periods required for such ailments as compared to others. For instance, ailments involving muscles spasms such as menstrual cramps, rheumatoid arthritis are much easier to treat as compared to chronic ailments affecting our liver, kidney.
The heat and medicinal herbal effect generated from moxibustion therapy will of course have much greater effects for diseases at the superficial level, allowing one a faster rate of recovery. In layman’s terms, the moxa heat and medicinal herbal effects generated will not be able to reach and penetrate our deep lying tissues easily, especially for deep underlying diseases in our body organs.
The human body is able to withstand temperatures of up to 40-50 degree celsius. This is also the temperature which can kill/eliminate most germs in our body effectively. As our body is not able to produce such high temperatures naturally, moxibustion is an alternative to combine heat and medicinal effects from “King of Herbs” mugwort to treat and provide a relief to our health ailments.
Although moxibustion is able to penetrate every layer of our body, not all layers will be able to absorb the full effects of moxa heat and medicinal properties from moxibustion, especially for the deeper layer epidermis areas. The effects of moxibustion is thus less pronounced for our body’s deeper regions, thereby leading to longer duration in treatment, causing differences in the rate of recovery for our health ailments.
2. Easier To Treat Health Ailments And Diseases That Lie On Our Body Meridian Points
In addition, it is also much easier to provide treatment for diseases that lie on the meridian points using moxibustion therapy. The process though will be much harder for diseases affecting our internal organs. If our meridian points becomes congested, moxibustion is able to provide a quick relief to smooth the passageway of our meridian points, increasing vitality and blood circulation of our body. There are examples of patients deemed to have severe health ailments but had experienced a quick recovery after only a few sessions of moxibustion therapy. For most cases, they experienced a big change to the recovery of their body within only 1-2 months. Why is this so?
This can be explained that the root cause of their illnesses lie on their meridian points. Through moxibustion therapy, the treatment is able to allow the medicinal effects to be absorbed into the body effectively, relieving congestion of their meridian points.
However, for those who have weak energy and the diseases have affected their internal organs such as bladder, stomach, intestines, gallbladder, spleen, heart, lung, kidney, the process of recovery will be much longer using moxibustion. Besides conditioning the meridian points, the therapist will also have to concentrate and dedicate a longer treatment process for rare diseases affecting the internal organs for relief of health ailments.