Benefits of Direct moxibustion 4

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4) Regulation of hormone secretion

Hormones are produced in the endocrine system and are important to regulate our body functions. Moxibustion is effective in helping their secretion. It helps regulate secretion, improve health, and increase resistance against diseases.

5) Regulation of nerve function

There are many sensitive areas in the muscles beneath the skin. These can be called reflex points. If we apply moxa cones on the points, it can help regulate the internal organs, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, and so on. When either sympathetic or parasympathetic nervous system loses balance, moxibustion can be useful.

6) Relief of muscle fatigue

Moxibustion helps promote good blood circulation. Muscles require nutrients and oxygen for proper functions. Fatigue waste in the muscles needs to be removed for better blood circulation.  Taking rest may be helpful in relieving the fatigue. Applying mona cones helps prevent muscle fatigue as well as relieve muscle fatigue.

7) Regulation of internal organ functions

When there are any disorders in the internal organs, your body will show up responses in the back area of your body. Moxibustion can be applied on the responses to balance disorders.

8) Pain relief

The nerves on and around the pain become tense, compared to those with no pain. Moxibustion helps release the tension of the muscle and vessels, which improve blood circulation. It also removes the causes of fatigue and pain. It helps remove numbing or extremely sensitive senses.

9) Improvements of constitution through longterm moxibustion

When you develop the habit of applying moxibustion on yourself on a regular basis for long years, you will find that your constitution has improved. It helps increase weight for lean people and lose weight for overweight people. It helps improve emotional states. It also helps promote good sleep since the disorder of the autonomic nervous system has improved. It helps improve weak constitution, and thereby people develop strong resistance against diseases. It helps improve menstrual disorders, infertility and erectile dysfunction and so on. It is effective in treating paralysis, warts, corns, bumps, etc.

Uterine fibroids or cysts

Uterine fibroids or cysts

Here is the moxibustion protocol for uterine fibroids or cysts. It would be helpful to use Gudang basic protocols. You can search in the blog. Depending on the manifestations, you may want to add more points. The below points are “must points”. Please bear in mind that long term treatment is always needed for any better results.

Apply moxa cones at the following acupuncture points.

SP6, RN3, ST28, RN7, RN12, ST36, BL32, BL23, DU4.

Also palpate around ST and Spleen meridians as shown in the picture for any tenderness or hardness. Add the point/s.

uterine fibroid acupuncture moxibustion

Benefits of Direct Moxibustion 3

This continues from Benefits of Direct Moxibustion 2.

3) It changes the components of blood. 

Blood is fluid that flows into the vessel.  The microscope shows that blood corpuscles, such as white blood cell, red blood cell, and platelet, float in the plasma. The plasma consists of various nutrients, hormones and immune substances.

a) Red blood cell increase 

Research show that moxibustion significantly increases red blood cells after a few month application. Red blood cells, also called erythrocytes, have hemoglobin that can transport oxygen and carbon dioxide. Increased red blood cells mean increased capability to transport oxygen and carbon dioxide.  With more supplies in the tissues, their activities will become stronger, thereby improving health and strengthening resistance against diseases.  Moxibustion  can increase red blood cells, and it will be effective for those who are anemic or lacking in blood.

b) White blood cell increase 

White blood cells fight against intruders and kill them. When there is any inflammation, they are the first that shows up around the area.  Moxibustion can increase white blood cells, and it can be effective for any inflammations, such as sores, tonsillitis, eye inflammation, and so on.

c) Hemostasis

When blood touches air, it tends to become solid, which is called coagulation. Moxibustion can make coagulation faster.

d) Immunity 

We receive immune substances from our mothers, and vaccination is provided to supplement them.  Moxibustion can produce many immune substances.  Thus, moxibustion will be effective for disease prevention and resistance.

e) Prevention of Blood acidosis

Blood acidosis can have a detrimental effect on nervous systems, brain, bones, etc, which will put our life at risk.  Moxibustion can prevent blood acidification, thereby changing the constitution.