Some functions of moxibustion

1. Dispelling pathogenic wind, cold and heat Functions -by warming moxibustion helps to move qi and blood -relax the muscles and tendons -strengthen digestion Indications -wind, cold, damp bi syndrome -abdominal pain, diarrhea and dysmeorrhea from cold 2. Regulating qi, nourishing blood and tonifying yang Functions -used to treat weakness in chronic disease Indications -muscular Read more…

Chinese clinical descriptions of pain and what they mean

Aching pain – suan tong 酸痛 -a sign of deficiency, usually of qi  and blood, or damp or cold -generally not severe and accompanied by weakness, soreness, lightness, or emptiness in the affected area -often relieved by pressure and rubbing -often in the low back and where there are a lot of soft muscles Distending pain – Read more…

Acupuncture Reduces GERD – Univ. of Arizona Reports

A recent publication in the prestigious Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology cites the effectiveness of acupuncture for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Acupuncture was shown to be more effective in reducing regurgitation and heartburn than doubling medication Acupuncture & GERDlevels for patients suffering from cases of refractory GERD. Dr. Ronnie Fass, MD of the University of Read more…

Some thoughts on calming the mind

People often ask about how to calm their mind, because it is always so busy. It seems especially so when we want to sleep or if we wake in the middle of the night.  At least a part of this problem is our relationship to thinking. If our mind is busy and we don’t like Read more…

Moxa has a good effect on chronic fatigue and more.

Indirect Moxibustion (CV4 and CV8) Ameliorates Chronic Fatigue: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study.