It is inspiring that more people are aware of moxibustion nowadays. However, most of them do not know there are two different types, which are direct moxibustion and indirect moxibustion. I am not going to talk about indirect moxibustion since I specialize in direct scarring moxibustion alone.
Scarring moxibustion has the longer history than even acupuncture and indirect moxibustion, which can be seen in medical books unearthed in Mawangdui tombs in China. They do not mention even acupuncture, or acupuncture points.
People may ask what scarring moxibustion is good for. According to Dr Namsoo Kim (Gudang), who is an authority on moxibustion and still an active practitioner at his centennial age, scarring moxibustion has its purpose of restoring and enhancing the natural healing power of the body. The effectiveness will be different depending on the natural healing power of each person. Some will respond to it fast, while others will do slowly.
Moxibustion works well for all diseases. However, diseases related to functions respond to moxibustion very well, but it has some difficulty with diseases of genetic predisposition. His clinical experiences show that moxibustion works for neurosis, nutrition and metabolism disorders, endocrine disorders, respiratory disorders, tuberculosis, circulatory disorders, digestive disorders, tumors, urinary disorders, musculoskeletal disorders, gynecological disorders, neurological disorders, and so on.
He also stresses that scarring moxibustion is preventive medicine. You will harvest moxibustion benefits if you apply moxa cones on yourselves on a regular basis. He is living proof to effectiveness of scarring moxibustion.