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  • Moxa

  • Moksa is often called moxaizing, cauterizing, moxotherapy or Chinese wormwood is a traditional medicine treatment involving heat therapy.

  • What is moksa?

  • Probably many of you came across this name for the first time. Moksa is prepared from a Japanese medicinal plant with an exotic-sounding name - mogusa (Chinese wormwood - Arthemisium Moxae). For us Europeans, the plant that suits her is Artemisia Vulgaris. However, it has a much weaker effect than the mugwort wormwood.

  • Chinese herbalists go out to harvest this plant in June. Just at the beginning of this month there is a period of the greatest activity of medicinal ingredients Artemisia Moxae (Mogusa). The leaves are collected, they serve as a medicinal part. Every year, tons of fresh Chinese wormwood leaves go to the herbalist's baskets.

  • The freshly harvested leaves are then dried in the sun, it is important that they are airy and not moldy. After drying, they are so delicate that they are easily crushed into small pieces.

  • Then place the crushed leaves in wooden mortars and carefully rub. To get the perfect powder, the mortars are sieved through a sieve. Then the so-called watt.

  • The next few years (up to 3 years) are allocated for aging, i.e. the sawn leaves are arranged in large vats and they mature there ripening and acquiring the desired properties. The longer the aging period, the better moxa is formed. Various aromatic herbs are added to the vat to give the moxa a specific, exotic fragrance.

  • Moksa supports acupuncture treatments

  • The leaves prepared in this way are suitable for further processing. They are made of 20 cm long cigars and 1.5 cm in diameter, or cones are formed (laid and fired later on the body).

  • Such ready cigars and cones go to doctors who, knowing the energy points, interact with them with the heat of the moxified cigar, stimulating the circulation of life energy or blood circulation. Cauterization is performed on the same schedule of biologically active life points, which was developed for the needs of acupuncture treatments, only some of them are excluded from wet-therapy.

  • Indications and contraindications for moxa

  • Moksa prophylactically:

    • overwork
    • decreases in immunity
    • insomnia
    • stress
    • problems with concentration
    • memory problems

    Contraindications to moxa:

    • pregnancy (advanced)
    • menstruation (doctor decides)
    • high blood pressure
    • mental disorders
    • cardiac arrhythmia (physician decides)
    • acute inflammation of the skin
    • cuts, lack of skin continuity
    • fever (doctor decides)
  • Therapeutic moksa:

    • muscle and joint pain
    • myalgia and neuralgia
    • halluxes, halluxes
    • skin changes
    • stomach problems
    • inflammations
    • joint problems
    • stomach pain
    • constipation
    • diarrhea
    • low immunity
    • depressive states
    • degeneration
    • arthritis
    • peripheral diseases of blood vessels
    • supporting acupuncture
  • Pictures of the moxa treatment

  • Moksa and its composition

  • The exact recipe of the moxa plant mix was secreted for a long time and was only passed down from generation to generation to the heirs of the family profession.

    Today, a lot of false information is given about the origin of special Chinese cigars, and it is noted that the herbs that are necessary for their preparation only grow in China.

    The whole therapy of heat treatment is based on medical theories, well known to traditional medicine, relating to the circulation of energy in the body. Some researchers say that the cautery technique is even much older than the acupuncture technique.

  • Moksa - the basics of the procedure

  • Far Eastern medicine has perfectly combined the healing properties of fire with the healing properties of plants. This is how moxotherapy was created. Its essence is tissue heating with a special cigar filled with processed herbs or with the help of small cones formed from this herb mass.

    It has been scientifically proven that cautery significantly improves the health of the whole body, and is even a kind of recipe for longevity. This is confirmed by the case of a Japanese family Mampe, characterized by a very prolonged life expectancy, which has been systematically used by generations from generations to generations.

    Wormwood cigars work thermally on a limited space (selected energy point) from a distance or directly on the patient's body. They can be manipulated freely, graded the effect of heat delivery and thus avoid tissue burns.

    Do you know that the temperature of heated places on the skin can rise up to 43-45 ° C.

  • Moxotherapy may seem like an easy-to-use method, but for it to be well carried out, you need to have adequate knowledge about it. And so, there are three methods of cauterization:

  • Method 1

    stable - the cigar is placed at such a distance from the body that the patient feels hot, this type of cauterization is very intense, it quickly stimulates, which is why the warming up time usually ranges from 5-15 minutes.

  • Method 2

    prickly - (otherwise known as intermittent, ironing) in this case, the cigar rhythmically approaches the body and moves away; the action is repeated usually 16-18 times within 60 seconds; the approximation time of the cigar is estimated until light brewing; the whole session lasts about 6 minutes.

  • Method 3

    stroking - a few points are moxified here, as the name implies, the cigar travels through a series of points, of course, is located at a certain distance from the body, this type of cauterization with acupuncture is often combined, it is more subtle, therefore the duration of the entire procedure it is here the longest from 15 to 30 minutes and more.

  • Cauterization and other traditional medicine methods

  • As we have already mentioned, cauterization is often combined with other treatments. Enkhjargal Dovchin, a Mongolian doctor, is an advocate of "co-therapy" of acupuncture with moxa, because it significantly enhances the effect of acupuncture.

  • "At the beginning I get to know the patient, his body. I define acupuncture points and insert needles. I combine it with the action of moxa - says Prof. Dovchin - either by heating this place with a cigar, or by puncturing the needle with a moxa cone and allowing it to burn.

  • Of course, each treatment is individually tailored to the needs of the patient, sometimes it is combined with fresh herbs, e.g. puts a slice of garlic or ginger on the skin and covers with a moxa cone. I only use moxa imported from China, it is important that the quality is the highest, because the older the moxa is and the properly prepared, the more effective it is. "

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    Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

    A diagnostic and therapeutic method known for millennia with high efficiency and even greater safety of use.

  • Doctors practicing this medicine are the best clinical practitioners in the world of many ailments and diseases especially in the aspect of civilization diseases.

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    Doctors practicing this medicine are the best clinical practitioners in the world of many ailments and diseases especially in the aspect of civilization diseases.

  • The attending physician is a high-class specialist Prof. Enji - internist and clinical professor of traditional medicine and acupuncture.

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    The attending physician is a high-class specialist Prof. Enji - internist and clinical professor of traditional medicine and acupuncture.

  • During her work as a doctor, Prof. Enji met most of the Traditional Medical Systems including Japanese acupuncture and Far Eastern herbal medicine.

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    Eastern Traditional
    Medical Systems (TSM)

    During her work as a doctor, Prof. Enji met most of the Traditional Medical Systems including Japanese acupuncture and Far Eastern herbal medicine.

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