Gudang Acumoxa protocols
Further to the article about the treatment of sequelae of cancer patients with direction moxibustion, here are the point prescriptions for acupuncture needles and direct scarring moxibustion as well. No wonder anyone who read the article will be wondering about the points. I will call his technique “Gudang Acuomoxa therapy” for convenience’ sake.
The needles he uses were 0.20 x 50mm, DBC, Korea. The depth of needling was 0.5 – 1 cun. The retention time was about 15 minutes. He used perpendicular needling, and no manipulation was applied. His idea about acupuncture needling is that thin needles are not meant for stimulation, but for unblocking the obstruction. I hope to write about it in the future.
There are points for acupuncture needles and moxibustion he always uses regardless of diseases. I will call them “Gudang protocols.” There are two different protocols for acupuncture and direct moxibustion.
The acupuncture protocol is BL60, BL40, BL23, BL43, SI11, SJ15, GB20, BL10, DU20, LV3, GB34, LI4, LI10, RN12, ST4, GB1, and Yin Tang. Some of them can be omitted or new points can be added, depending on the conditions.
The moxa protocol is DU20, BL13, BL43, LI11, RN12, ST36, RN6 and RN4 for men, and DU20, BL13, BL43, LI11, RN3, and ST28 for women.
The protocols are the points he found beneficial to all different patients, as a result of his practice experience, which is about 80 years. The protocols are the foundation on which he adds more points according to disease patterns.
There are some merits in Gudang Acumoxa Therapy. They are easy replication, better outcome with combination of acupuncture and moxibustion, preventive medicine, and so on. I will go further next time!