Books about acupuncture and moxibution
Books and videos on acupuncture and moxibustion. Practical textbooks for acupuncture and moxibustion can be found here at naturmed.
Textbooks for acupuncture practice and moxibustion, such as the Focks Acupuncture Guide, describe acupuncture points and their modes of action.
Moxibustion, also known as moxa, is understood in traditional Chinese medicine as the burning off of mugwort on special acupuncture points. The longer the storage time of the moxa and the finer it is, the higher quality it is classified.
Often, moxibustion is used in conjunction with acupuncture, and there are several ways to combine them.
The classic moxa gel is either turned or even bought ready and placed directly on an acupuncture point on the skin. The burning heat can be toned and heated points. The self-rolled moxa usually uses salt, ginger or garlic as a base on the skin. The prefabricated cone already has a cardboard backing so that the moxa herb does not get too hot.
The hot needle is a variant of moxibustion in which the moxa gel is placed directly on the needle to increase the effect of the point.
The rice grain moxa, which is widespread especially in Japan, is applied directly to the skin and ignited by means of an incense stick. The moxa is shaped to the size of a grain of rice and placed directly on the skin.
The moxa cigar is a prefabricated cigar and is held to certain points of the patient, so that he feels a warm sensation. The moxa box is available in different sizes, depending on which one to five cigars can be inserted and used evenly over a larger body area. In China, the creation of blisters is often desired for the healing process, but this is being attempted in the Western world. Overall, moxibustion is considered a very effective and easy to use method, especially for cold, fatigue and emptiness symptoms. In addition to the classic moxa wool, there are also moxa cigars made from coal, which are said to be less odor-intensive and are often used in smaller rooms. Check also our videos about acupuncture and moxibustion.