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Learn about Moxibustion Methods
灸法
Moxibustion
Tim completed more than 10 years at
Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
- Chinese language study
- undergraduate (Bachelor degree)
- postgraduate (Master degree)
About Tim Vukan
Foreign teacher
at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University
Contact Email: timvukan@wushantcm.com
Functions of Moxibustion
Warming the Meridians
and Expelling the
Coldness
Restoring Yang from
Collapse
Removing the Blood
Stasis and Dispersing
the Stagnation
Preventing Diseases
and Keeping Healthy
Forms of Moxibustion
Taste: spicy, slightly bitter
Property: warm
Functions: belongs to pure yang herb
Qualities: mild heat when burning, it can
can penetrate the skin and reach a depth
part of the body. Most common used herb
for the application of Moxibustion.
Ai Ye - 艾叶 – Mugwort Leaf & Moxa
Ben Cao Gang Mu 本草纲目
„if we use mugwort leaf, must apply
long term stored mugwort leaf, it is
delicate and soft, therefore called
Shu Ai. While fresh leaves easily
hurt the humans skin and vessels.
„An illness lasting for seven years,
needs three years of Moxa.“
Why to use Chen Ai?
- Long time stored Mugwort Leaf -
Manufacturing of Moxa
• The fine moxa wool
is often applied for
direct usage on the
skin. 精细
direct
• The crude moxa
wool is commonly
used for moxa roll
and indirect
moxibustion. 粗糙
indirect
There are several procedures in
producing moxa wool, seperated in
fine and crude moxa.
Different size of Moxa
small size
big size
medium size
Moxa Stick
rolled moxa wool with a sheet of paper
Scarring Moxibustion:
a proper size of moxa cone placed
directly on the point. If the local
place is desired to be burnt,
blistered and left with a scar when
healed.
Applied for: Asthma, chronic
digestive disease
Non – Scarring Moxibustion:
Applied for chronic deficiency of
coldness
Direct Moxibustion直接灸
Moxibustion with moxa cone
Insulated Moxibustion:
Usage of herbal cakes
Indirect Moxibustion间接灸
salt aconite garlic ginger盐 附子 蒜 姜
Qualities:
gentle warming the body, easy to adapt
Functions:
• detocifications
• stop pain
• dispel swelling
Apply for:
skin ulcer
lung TB
scrofula
Functions:
• warm the middle
• dispersing coldness
• relieve vomiting
• opens exterior
Apply for:
cold deficiency symtoms
Functions:
• restore yang
• strengthen &
warm the kidney
Apply for:
yang deficiency
syndromes
Functions:
• restore yang from
collapse
• warm spleen &
stomach
Apply for:
acute cold related
abdominal pain, vomiting,
diarrhea & cold limbs
Moxibustion of Du Meridian – Long snake style
督灸—长蛇灸—铺灸
Moxibustion with Moxa Roll
1
2
3
悬起灸
Tai Yi Herbal Moxibustion实按灸
The performance: put a piece of cloth of
seven layers on the area you want to treat,
now press down the hot moxa stick & wait
for 2 seconds. The heat of the moxa stick
enters deeply into the body. When the stick
becomes cool repeat the process. Treat
every chosen point up to 5-7 times until the
skin turns red.
Warming Needle Moxibustion
Explantion: warming needle moxibustion
and needle treatment by acupuncture in
combination. Suitable for conditions in
which both retaining of the needle and
moxibustion are needed.
Moxibustion applied with moxa tools
Explanations:
The moxibustion stand (shelf):
Applied with moxa stick or moxa
wool in the box. It keeps stable in it´s
position and can last for a long time
of the treatment. It´s also safe and
simple to use.
1
Moxibustion applied with moxa tools
Explanations:
The moxibustion canister:
These canisters contain different
models and sizes. It can be packed
with a piece of moxa and other other
herbal
2
Moxibustion applied with moxa tools
Explanations:
Special made wooden box for
moxibustion use to insert moxa
pieces to the inside. This methods
allows a stable position for moxing a
wider area on the body. Good to use
it on the back, waist, bottom and
abdomen of the patient.
3
Natural Moxibustion 天灸
Explanations: It is also called
crude herb moxibustion. Such as
the special method called „winter
disease to be treated in summer“.
冬病夏治
Precautions
Order of Moxibustion
It starts from the upper
part of the body and
goes to the lower part,
firstly the yang region,
secondly the yin region.
First less than more.
Reinforcement & Reduction
Contraindications of Moxibustion
Management after Moxibustion
!

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Moxibustion Therapy

  • 3. Tim completed more than 10 years at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University - Chinese language study - undergraduate (Bachelor degree) - postgraduate (Master degree) About Tim Vukan Foreign teacher at Zhejiang Chinese Medical University Contact Email: timvukan@wushantcm.com
  • 4. Functions of Moxibustion Warming the Meridians and Expelling the Coldness Restoring Yang from Collapse Removing the Blood Stasis and Dispersing the Stagnation Preventing Diseases and Keeping Healthy
  • 6. Taste: spicy, slightly bitter Property: warm Functions: belongs to pure yang herb Qualities: mild heat when burning, it can can penetrate the skin and reach a depth part of the body. Most common used herb for the application of Moxibustion. Ai Ye - 艾叶 – Mugwort Leaf & Moxa
  • 7. Ben Cao Gang Mu 本草纲目 „if we use mugwort leaf, must apply long term stored mugwort leaf, it is delicate and soft, therefore called Shu Ai. While fresh leaves easily hurt the humans skin and vessels. „An illness lasting for seven years, needs three years of Moxa.“ Why to use Chen Ai? - Long time stored Mugwort Leaf -
  • 8. Manufacturing of Moxa • The fine moxa wool is often applied for direct usage on the skin. 精细 direct • The crude moxa wool is commonly used for moxa roll and indirect moxibustion. 粗糙 indirect There are several procedures in producing moxa wool, seperated in fine and crude moxa.
  • 9. Different size of Moxa small size big size medium size
  • 10. Moxa Stick rolled moxa wool with a sheet of paper
  • 11. Scarring Moxibustion: a proper size of moxa cone placed directly on the point. If the local place is desired to be burnt, blistered and left with a scar when healed. Applied for: Asthma, chronic digestive disease Non – Scarring Moxibustion: Applied for chronic deficiency of coldness Direct Moxibustion直接灸 Moxibustion with moxa cone
  • 12. Insulated Moxibustion: Usage of herbal cakes Indirect Moxibustion间接灸 salt aconite garlic ginger盐 附子 蒜 姜 Qualities: gentle warming the body, easy to adapt Functions: • detocifications • stop pain • dispel swelling Apply for: skin ulcer lung TB scrofula Functions: • warm the middle • dispersing coldness • relieve vomiting • opens exterior Apply for: cold deficiency symtoms Functions: • restore yang • strengthen & warm the kidney Apply for: yang deficiency syndromes Functions: • restore yang from collapse • warm spleen & stomach Apply for: acute cold related abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea & cold limbs
  • 13. Moxibustion of Du Meridian – Long snake style 督灸—长蛇灸—铺灸
  • 14. Moxibustion with Moxa Roll 1 2 3 悬起灸
  • 15. Tai Yi Herbal Moxibustion实按灸 The performance: put a piece of cloth of seven layers on the area you want to treat, now press down the hot moxa stick & wait for 2 seconds. The heat of the moxa stick enters deeply into the body. When the stick becomes cool repeat the process. Treat every chosen point up to 5-7 times until the skin turns red.
  • 16. Warming Needle Moxibustion Explantion: warming needle moxibustion and needle treatment by acupuncture in combination. Suitable for conditions in which both retaining of the needle and moxibustion are needed.
  • 17. Moxibustion applied with moxa tools Explanations: The moxibustion stand (shelf): Applied with moxa stick or moxa wool in the box. It keeps stable in it´s position and can last for a long time of the treatment. It´s also safe and simple to use. 1
  • 18. Moxibustion applied with moxa tools Explanations: The moxibustion canister: These canisters contain different models and sizes. It can be packed with a piece of moxa and other other herbal 2
  • 19. Moxibustion applied with moxa tools Explanations: Special made wooden box for moxibustion use to insert moxa pieces to the inside. This methods allows a stable position for moxing a wider area on the body. Good to use it on the back, waist, bottom and abdomen of the patient. 3
  • 20. Natural Moxibustion 天灸 Explanations: It is also called crude herb moxibustion. Such as the special method called „winter disease to be treated in summer“. 冬病夏治
  • 21. Precautions Order of Moxibustion It starts from the upper part of the body and goes to the lower part, firstly the yang region, secondly the yin region. First less than more. Reinforcement & Reduction Contraindications of Moxibustion Management after Moxibustion !