Moxibustion therapy is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, it is burning with a small bundle of close combination of herbs or wormwood to smoked a specific point of bite. Sometimes it is used with acupuncture.
As mentioned above, moxibustion therapy is associated with burning wormwood. Moxibustion therapy has two forms: direct application and indirect application.
Direct application involves acupuncture, which occurs earlier than indirect applications.
Direct moxibustion therapy is the burning of the moxa directly on the acupuncture points on the acupuncture. However, this is a very painful and potentially scarring therapy. This therapy is further divided into two types: scar and non-scar type.
In the non-scar type direct moxibustion therapy, moxa was placed in the acupuncture points, lit, but moxa will be removed before the injury in the skin, the patient will feel the heat into the depths of the skin, but without any pain Bubbles or scars, unless the moxa stay for too long.
In the scar-type direct moxibustion therapy, moxa was placed in a point, ignited, and remained at the point until it was completely burned. This therapy may cause local skin blisters.
Indirect moxibustion therapy is a cure over the skin or at the top of the acupuncture needle that has left.
In this treatment, the patient is rarely hurt.
The effect on kidney disease
Most kidney diseases are chronic diseases of renal dysfunction. According to TCM theory, most chronic patients have symptoms of somatohisony or congestion, and even some patients are symptoms of hypothermia, which is due to the real symptoms of cold syndrome lurking in the body and trying to create their own body balance and show the symptoms of fever.
Burning moxa can dispel cold and warm, so that blood flow. When used in patients with kidney disease, can improve the patient's immunity, repair damaged tissue to clean up a good internal environment, to promote their own recovery, so that renal function improved.
In addition to the treatment of the kidney, the moxibustion therapy can alleviate some other symptoms, such as high blood pressure, fatigue, pain, low immunity, bad mood and so on.
The side effects of moxibustion therapy
If you choose direct moxibustion therapy, it may hurt your local skin and cause blisters.
From the Artemisia arundinacea and Herba Essential Oil If the oral administration can cause poisoning reaction, although the toxicity of wormwood is very low, it can only be applied to the skin.
In addition, moxibustion therapy can not be used in patients with diabetes.
For many people, moxibustion therapy is a safe way to treat chronic diseases. However, it does not apply to everyone. It is good for patients with cold or congestive disease, but does not apply to patients with fever.
If you are suffering from respiratory infections or other related diseases, it is recommended not to use moxibustion therapy. Because the burning of moxa will produce a lot of smoke or irritating smell.