Ancient treatment method which accompany the acupuncture for thousands of years.
In Chinese say: 针灸-ZHEN-JIU, meaning: acupuncture and moxa, although most people mean acupuncture, this method doesn’t get much credit like acupuncture.
The moxa is actually a herb, called: Artemisia vulgaris or its English name: mugwort. The herb is being dried and afterwards can use in few ways: bulk, cigar.
The usage of the moxa is in 2 ways:
Internally– which strength the digestive system (in decoction) or in the other way and more familiar.
Externally– meaning after making the herb as cigar or bulk, use its heat on specific area or on wider area, like: lower back.
Function aspect or the use of it nowadays, its known that it has good affect on problems, like:
orthopedic problems, abdomen pain during menstruation, strength the immune system by raising the white blood cell count etc.
The Chinese usually during winter use the moxa everyday on one point on the leg to strength their immune system and by this way prevent catching cold.
The weak point in this method is the strong smell of the herb and that’s why for sensitive people or lung system patient, we use another kind of moxa which doesn’t do smoke.
another way of using moxa is new method, which we started to use after Terue participated in seminar of Japanese acupuncturists in Barcelona on March 2019.
we put a kind of helmet on the head of the patient, the helmet is made from ceramic and this was the heat of the moxa is being kept, between the head and the helmet, we put small cloth in order that the skin wont get to hot.
the acupuncturist who developed this method is called: Haruko Ishiba and she developed the method, explained that the origin is from famous monk called: Kobodashi that said in Edo period , when people believed that this method is for strengthening the health, mainly when you put the helmet on the head and mainly during summer. actually while warming the head with helmet, they would pray for the god for good health.
indications for this method are:
stress, headaches, insomnia, tinnitus, epilepsy, anxiety, menopause, thin hair, parkinson, etc.