How to apply moxa at Du20 acupuncture point on your own!

Applying Moxa Cones at the Du 20 acupuncture point

Applying moxa cones to the Du20 acupuncture point is a traditional practice used in traditional Asian medicine. However, it’s important to consult a qualified healthcare professional before attempting self-treatment, as improper application can be dangerous.

Du 20 is a significant point where the Du meridian, the body’s central energy channel, intersects with four other meridians: the Bladder, Gallbladder, San Jiao, and Liver. In Traditional Asian Medicine, this confluence point is considered the “Sea of Marrow,” a vital hub for energy flow.

DU20 acupuncture point

How does Du20 acupuncture point benefit you?

Benefits the brain and adjacent organs.

Calms the spirit and quells wind.

Nourishes the sea of marrow.

Boosts sunken yang and raises prolapse.

What conditions can Du20 acupuncture point treat?

How to apply moxa at Du 20 acupuncture point

How to do moxibustion at DU20 acupuncture point on your own!

Applying moxa cones at the Du20 acupuncture point will affect your whole body and help you stay healthy.  

The only difficulty is that you have to do it on your own.  Here is a good solution, though.  This is subject to locating the point as per the picture.  You can palpate and mark it with a pen on your own.

Here is how to apply moxa cones at Du20 acupuncture point.

  • Please wear your hair short.  If you wear long hair, please use pins to make the moxa point visible in the mirror.
  • With an incense positioned between your right index finger and middle finger, please roll a moxa cone that is taller than usual.  This is the way you can make it visible on your head.  Hold the tall moxa cone between your right thumb and index finger.  To make it stand on the point, put a little saliva or water on the nail of your left thumb, and then put the cone on the nail of your left thumb.
  • Please touch the moxa point with your left index or middle finger.  Once your finger has found the point, please switch it with the moxa cone simultaneously.
  • You will see the cone standing on the head in the mirror when you lower your head a little.  Then, please light it with incense.  It will take a few trials initially, but you will get used to it soon. As for the next four cones, you can put each of them on the ash.

Here are some more articles for moxibustion if you are interested.

Disclaimer: This info is for general knowledge, not medical advice. Always consult a qualified healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment. Acupuncture should only be done by a licensed professional.

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