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Moxibustion:the most effective way keeping tumors away

Moxibustion is one of Chinese Ancient Wisdom. It is used to treat lots of symptoms such as chronic pain, depression, cold limbs, blood stasis, dysmenorrhea, diarrhea, etc..

The primary herbs named Ai Ye, it’s called Artemisia argyi, Chinese mugwort, or sliver wormwood. This herb made for moxa stick, moxa string or loose moxa .


Moxibustion-Pharmacological Effects of Mugwort

Artemisia argyi is bitter, warm, ripe and hot, pure yang in nature, able to regain the dead yang, pass the twelve meridians, moves in the three yin meridians. Artemisia argyi regulates qi and blood, dispels cold and dampness, warms the uterus, stops all blood, warms the middle and relieves depression, regulating menstruation and anti-fetuses.

Moxa can penetrate through the meridians and eliminate all diseases, it helps disease prevention and health care, longevity.

The whole plant of Artemisia argyi is used as medicine, and the shoots and seedlings are used as vegetables. Moxa leaves are dried and mashed to obtain “moxa”, which can be used to make moxa sticks for moxibustion, and can also be used as a raw material for “inkpad”.

In addition, the whole grass is used as insecticidal pesticide or fume is used as room disinfection and insecticide. Chinese mugwort is dried and crushed into mugwort powder, which is a high-quality feed additive for livestock and poultry, and can also be used as natural plant dyes.

The folks believe that wormwood also has the function of warding off evil spirits and recruiting one hundred blessings. During the Dragon Boat Festival, hanging wormwood on the door, bathing, and forming a custom along the border, thus became the custom of the Dragon Boat Festival.

It is recorded in the medical books of the past as “the essential medicine for hemostasis”, and it is also one of the commonly used Chinese herb in gynecology,especially for treating gynecological diseases of deficiency and cold.

Mugwort treats chronic bronchitis and asthma in the elderly. It can prevent infections of mothers and infants during the puerperium when they are boiled and bathed.

Or pharmaceutical pillows, medical vests, prevention and treatment of chronic bronchitis or asthma in the elderly, and stomachache of deficiency and cold.

Moxibustion Therapy Principal

The mechanism of action of moxibustion is similar to Acupuncture. It has complementary therapeutic effects with acupuncture. Acuncture and Moxibustion can be combined using or separately technique.

Moxibustion is a burning mugwort leaves, which is placed on acupuncture points or specific parts on the body surface. The heat generated by the burning mugwort leaves can penetrate the body surface to reach the meridians. Like acupuncture, it is an activity that stimulates meridians. Moxibustion is a treatment method to adjust the physiological and biochemical functions of the human body to achieve a prevention and a treatment for diseases.

There are lots of symptoms and diseases can be relieved by moxibustion therapy. Read More details about what kind of people or diseases can be treated by moxa

On Local Stimulation

It is the warm heat generated by moxibustion that stimulates the local area, causes local skin congestion, capillary expansion, enhances local blood and lymph circulation, relieves and eliminates smooth muscle spasm, strengthens local skin tissue metabolism, and promotes inflammation and adhesion, exudate, hematoma and other pathological products dissipate and absorb.

The warm heat generated by the moxa can also cause the diffusion of inhibitory substances in the cerebral cortex, reduce the excitability of the nervous system, and play a sedative and analgesic effect; at the same time, the warming effect can also promote the absorption of drugs.

Following Meridian Regulation

Human beings are a whole body. The five internal organs and the limbs are coordinated with each other. This coordinated relationship is mainly realized by the adjustment of the meridians.

When moxibustion is applied to acupuncture points, it affects its multi-level physiological functions. In this cyclic induction process, they produce mutual excitation, mutual coordination, and superimposed effects, resulting in a physiological amplification effect.

Meridians and collaterals have the function of storing drugs on the storage points of drugs. The physical and chemical effects of drugs stay in the acupoints for a long time or are released to the whole body to produce an overall regulating effect, so that the disease can be cured.

Regulating Immunity

Many therapeutic effects of moxibustion are also achieved by regulating the immune function of the human body. This effect has the characteristics of two-way regulation, not only improving deficiency but also reducing excessive. In pathological conditions, this adjustment effect more obvious.

Modern Research

Radiation Effects from moxibustion

Physics tells us that the radiation is a process of energy outward diffusion in the form of electromagnetic waves or particles; any object above absolute zero in temperature emits electromagnetic radiation.

The radiant energy spectrum produced by the burning of mugwort is infrared, and near infrared is the main component. Moxibustion is applied to acupuncture points, and near infrared heat can better send energy to the lesion through the meridian system.

Near-infrared rays can stimulate the hydrogen bonds of biomolecules in the acupoints of the human body, and produce stimulated coherent resonance absorption effects, which transfer the energy required by human cells through the nerve and humoral system. The infrared radiation generated during moxibustion can be used for the metabolic activities of the body’s cells and immunity The function provides the necessary energy, and can also provide activation energy to diseased cells that lack energy.

Moxibustion-Another Modern Study

The methanol extract of the combustion product of moxa has the effect of scavenging free radicals and is stronger than the methanol extract of unburned moxa.

The lipid peroxide in the local skin of moxibustion is significantly reduced, and this effect is caused by the combustion products of moxa.

The burning of moxa not only did not destroy its effective medicinal ingredients, but strengthened it.

The anti-oxidant substances in the burning product of moxa stick to the skin at the acupoints and penetrate into the body by moxibustion heat.

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