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Moxibustion & Its Health Benefits

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Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) treatment modality that has been in use for thousands of years. This presentation highlights the many health benefits of using this therapy.

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Moxibustion & Its Health Benefits

  1. 1. Moxibustion & Its Benefits TAN Meng Kwang B. Sc. (Hons), M.Sc., M.Ed., M.B.A. Health & Wellness Educator/Practitioner
  2. 2. History of Moxibustion Moxibustion (Chinese: 灸 ; pinyin: jiǔ) is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy using moxa, or mugwort herb. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  3. 3. History of Moxibustion Moxibustion plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, and Mongolia. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  4. 4. History of Moxibustion Mugwort has long been considered an herbal ally for women with particular benefit in regulating the menstrual cycle and easing the transition to menopause. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  5. 5. History of Moxibustion The mugwort is aged and grind it up to a fluff Moxa is Yang in nature and is therefore used mainly to restore deficient Yang conditions. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  6. 6. Using MoxibustionThere are two types of using Moxa: (i) Direct Moxa The moxa is placed directly on the skin www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  7. 7. Using MoxibustionThere are two types of using Moxa: (ii) Indirect Moxa Something is placed between the burning Moxa and the skin: slices of Ginger, Garlic, Salt, Aconite, Pepper, and mud. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  8. 8. Using Moxibustion Moxa Stick, developed in the Ming Dynasty, is a convenient, less time consuming and easily controlled method of applying Moxa indirectly. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  9. 9. Using Moxibustion The Moxa Stick is lit at one end and held about 1 inch from the skin, and burned for up to 15 minutes or until the skin around the area is bright red. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  10. 10. Using Moxibustion Moxa stick can be self-administered or administered by a professional therapist. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  11. 11. Using Moxibustion Moxibustion can also be used at sites where acupuncture needles are already inserted, which allows the heat from the moxa stick to be transferred to the needle and carried deeper into the body. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  12. 12. Health Benefits of Moxibustion Studies have shown that indirect moxa application over slices of garlic produces infrared waves that are deeply absorbed by the body and its accompanying physiological and biochemical effects. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  13. 13. Health Benefits of Moxibustion A lot of interest within the international scientific community to study the beneficial effect of moxibustion in fighting cancer, HIV and liver dysfunction. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  14. 14. Health Benefits of Moxibustion Studies have shown that moxa burnt over specific parts of the body can help: activate immune functions and increase the red and white blood cell count, enhance lymphocyte and other natural killer cell activity. www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  15. 15. Health Benefits of Moxibustion Studies have shown that moxa burnt over specific parts of the body can help: heal wounded tissue and the revive of organs which have lost their capacity to function optimally lower blood pressure, reduce blood viscosity, and dilate various vessels detox the body www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  16. 16. Health Benefits of MoxibustionMoxibustion provides effective support for: chronic pain immune system disorders and breakdown autoimmune disorders www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  17. 17. Health Benefits of MoxibustionMoxibustion provides effective support for: lymphatic disorders requiring drainage eye sight pain and blurriness skin disorders www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  18. 18. Health Benefits of MoxibustionMoxibustion provides effective support for: muscular/tissue tension, injuries and blockages misaligned/slipped disks, strained/injured ligaments and tendons www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  19. 19. Health Benefits of MoxibustionMoxibustion provides effective support for: arthritis/rheumatism of muscles and joints carpal tunnel, tendonitis, nerve/joint inflammation, repetitive strain injuries www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  20. 20. Health Benefits of MoxibustionMoxibustion provides effective support for: chronic/acute gastroenteritis, peptic ulcer, diarrhea, indigestion, low metabolism food poisoning bronchial asthma www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  21. 21. Health Benefits of MoxibustionMoxibustion provides effective support for: liver-spleen/pancreatic weakness and cleansing kidney/gall bladder stones www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  22. 22. Health Benefits of MoxibustionMoxibustion provides effective support for: fertility boost menstrual cramps, disorders, chronic pelvic inflammation, menopause www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  23. 23. Health Benefits of MoxibustionMoxibustion provides effective support for : prostate issues heart weakness www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  24. 24. Health Benefits of Moxibustion In 1998, a study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, on the effect of moxibustion on breech presentation babies: 75% of the pregnant women in the study had breech foetuses that turned into the normal position.Ref: “Moxibustion for correction of breech presentation: a randomized controlled trial” by Cardiniand Weixin in Journal of the American Medical Association. 280 (18):1580-1584, 1998 www.uniqueholistic.com.my
  25. 25. Contact Us Unique Holistic Therapies 31K-2, Kelana Mall, Jalan SS 6/12,47301 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia Tel: +603-78867208 Mr Tan Meng Kwang Tel: +6016-7789495 / +65-97349495 Email: mengktan@gmail.com www.uniqueholistic.com.my

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