The Meaning of Zhen Jiu ( 针灸)
Acupuncture is not just acupuncture. In fact, the word for acupuncture in Chinese, Zhen Jiu, actually translates to “acupuncture and moxibustion.” This shows how central moxibustion is within acupuncture.
Moxibustion is the warming of acupuncture points or needles. This is done through burning an herb called mugwort.
Moxibustion is a wonderful treatment for chronic pain or chronic fatigue syndrome.
It can also be done with heat lamps as well as herbal lotions.
In my office, we use smokeless moxibustion because it is treated and does not create much smoke.
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