Acupuncturists will use moxibustion sometimes in order to stimulate and create harmony throughout the body. Learn more about moxibustion and acupuncture from our medical expert in this free video.
In this segment we're going to continue to help with the relaxation. We've already inserted the needles for acupuncture to help with stress and now we're going to add to it by helping some additional relaxation and balancing the system out by using Moxibustion. Moxibustion is the burning of moxa or what's known as mugwort, in Chinese we call it Ai Ye sometimes. It can be used both internally or externally. If you ever walk into an acupuncture clinic and smells something oddly like smoke, it maybe vaguely reminiscent of marijuana, it's moxa. It's actually the sign of a good clinic because they're using all the tools that are available to them. So we burn this moxa over the acupuncture points, gently warming it. This point is called Zusanli, also known as stomach 36. This point is very effective in treating really all diseases. We think of this as the balancing point. An ancient Chinese saying it says that Zusanli treats all diseases. My teachers told me that if we stimulate this point everyday, we can do it just with acupressure, that you'll live to be a hundred. I won't guarantee that, but it doesn't hurt to work on that point. So this is the point down here called Spleen 6, translates into Three Yin Organs Meeting. So these three organs, the spleen, the kidney and the liver, all cross at this point and they can help to balance all those different organs system to create harmony within the body. Normally we would spend a few minutes going around on different rounds, spending a few minutes warming each point, stimulating it, but in this case, we're just going to utilize the time for one rounder, around his different points to help create a balance and harmony until the next time you'll see in for treatment.