Moxibustion and other techniques derived from Acupuncture.

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Moxibustion and other techniques derived from Acupuncture:A brief introduction.

 Moxibustion Introduction: Moxibustion is a therapeutic procedure involving ignited material to apply heat to certain points or areas of the body surface through regulation of the function of meridians and zang-fu viscera.Cupping therapy is to suck by placing a vacuumized, usually by fire, cup or jar onto the affected or any part of the body surface for therapeutic purpose.

 
Introduction of the Moxibustion and other techniques derived from Acupuncture.

 Moxibustion Icon 02 Moxibustion: The basic terms from Moxibustion are introduced:moxa, moxa wool, moxa cone,moxa stick, moxa roll, moxa burner,moxibustion, moxa-stick moxibustion, moxa-roll moxibustion,suspended moxibustion, mild moxibustion, sparrow-pecking moxibustion,revolving moxibustion, moxa-cone moxibustion, direct moxibustion,direct contact moxibustion, open moxibustion, scarring moxibustion,pustulating moxibustion, non-scarring moxibustion, non-pustulating moxibustion,indirect moxibustion, interposed moxibustion, ginger moxibustion,garlic moxibustion, salt moxibustion, aconite moxibustion,moxibustion with warming needle, pressing moxibustion, thunder-fire miraculous needing,moxa-burner moxibustion, natural moxibustion, medicinal moxibustion,vesiculating moxibustion, one zhuang.

 ✵moxa: Artemisia vulgaris, a plant from which moxa wool is prepared.

 ✵moxa wool: moxa, a cottony material used, when ignited, as a counterirritant or cautery in moxibustion.

 ✵moxa cone: a cone-shaped mass made of moxa.

 ✵moxa stick: a round long stick made of maxa, also called moxa roll.

 ✵moxa roll: same as moxa stick.

 ✵moxa burner: an instrument for moxibustion, usually a square or round box with a metallic network inside which contains ignited moxa.

 ✵moxibustion: a therapeutic procedure involving ignited material(usually moxa) to apply heat to certain points or area of the body surface for curing disease through regulation of the function of meridians and zang-fu viscera.

 ✵moxa-stick moxibustion: moaibustion using a moxa stick, moxibustion using an ignited moxa stick.

 ✵moxa-roll moxibustion: moxibustion with using an ignited moxa roll, also known as moxa-stick moxibustion.

 ✵suspended moxibustion: a type of moxa-stick moxibustion, in which the ignited moxa stick is held above the skin,including mild moxibustion, pecking moxibustion, and revolving moxibustion.

 ✵mild moxibustion: a type of moxa-stick moxibustion, performed by holding an ignited moxa stick about an inch from the patient's skin, keeping the spot warm and making it reddened, but not burnt.

 ✵sparrow-pecking moxibustion: pecking moxibustion, a type of moxa-stick moxibustion, performed by putting an ignited moxa stick near the patient's skin surface,and moving it up and down so as to give more heat than mild to the applied spot.

 ✵revolving moxibustion: a type of a moxa-stick moxibustion, performed by keeping an ignited moxa stick at a fixed distance from the patient's skin, but moving it in a circular direction.

 ✵moxa-cone moxibustion: moxibustion with an ignited moxa cone, which may be applied directly or indirectly.

 ✵direct moxibustion: moxibustion by applying an ignited moxa cone directly on the skin surface, also known as open moxibustion or direct contact moxibustion.

 ✵direct contact moxibustion: another name for direct moxibustion.

 ✵open moxibustion: another name for direct moxibustion.

 ✵scarring moxibustion: a type of direct moxibustion with applying an ignited moxa cone till the skin is burned and then blisters and postulates, leaving a scar, also known as pustulating moxibustion.

 ✵pustulating moxibustion: another name for scarring moxibustion.

 ✵non-scarring moxibustion: a type of direct moxibustion using an ignited moxa cone, which leaves the skin red but not injured,and so leaves no scar, also known as non-pustulating moxibustion.

 ✵non-pustulating moxibustion: another name for non-scarring moxibustion.

 ✵indirect moxibustion: moxibustion using an ignited moxa cone, performed by placing something(e.g.,a slice of ginger, garlic, some salt, or a cake of beaten herb) between the moxa cone and the skin, also known as interposed moxibustion.

 ✵interposed moxibustion: another name for indirect moxibustion.

 ✵ginger moxibustion: indirect moxibustion using a slice of fresh ginger, performed by placing beneath the moxa cone a piece of ginger about 3 mm thick, with some pores made on it, used for treating vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhea due to endogenous cold.

 ✵garlic moxibustion: indirect moxibustion using a garlic slice, performed by placing a piece of fresh garlic about 3mm thick with some pores made on it, used for treating sores and boils.

 ✵salt moxibustion: indirect moxibustion with salt, performed by filling the umbilical depression to the brim with salt and then putting a large ignited moxa cone on it, used for treating prostration, abdominal pain due to cold, acute vomiting and diarrhea.

 ✵aconite moxibustion: indirect moxibustion using a cake of Radix Aconiti Lateralis mixed with some wine placed on the point beneath the moxa cone, used for treating impotence or chronic diarrhea.

 ✵moxibustion with warming needle: a practice used for treating rheumatic pains, performed by placing an ignited moxa stick on the handle of the needle after insertion.

 ✵pressing moxibustion: moxibustion performed by placing several layers of cloth or paper on the spot, and then pressing the ignited end of a moxa stick on the cloth or paper.

 ✵thunder-fire miraculous needing: a type of pressing moxibustion performed by using a special kind of medicinal moxa roll containing mugwort, frankincense, wolfsbane, realgar, and other medicinal herbs.

 ✵moxa-burner moxibustion: moxibustion with a moxa burner.

 ✵natural moxibustion: a practice equivalant to moxibustion, performed by applying irritant medicine on certain spots on the skin to induce vesiculation or local congestion, also known as medicinal moxibustion or vesiculating moxibustion.

 ✵medicinal moxibustion: see natural moxibustion.

 ✵vesiculating moxibustion: see natural moxibustion.

 ✵one zhuang: the time for burning a moxa cone, taken as a unit in moxibustion.

 
Cupping.

 Cupping: The basic terms from Cupping are introduced:cupping therapy, bamboo jar, pottery jar,glass jar, suction cup, cupping tool,flash-fire cupping, fire-insertion cupping, fire-rack cupping,cotton-burning cupping, alcohol fire cupping, suction cupping,cup-boiling method, retained cupping, glide-cupping,slide-cupping, cupping with needle retention, bloodletting pricking and cupping,pricking-cupping bloodletting, medicinal cupping.

 ✵cupping therapy: to suck by placing a vacuumized, usually by fire, cup or jar onto the affected or any part of the body surface for the therapeutic purpose.

 ✵bamboo jar: a jar made of bamboo used for cupping therapy.

 ✵pottery jar: a jar made of pottery used for cupping therapy.

 ✵glass jar: a cup or jar made of glass used for cupping therapy.

 ✵suction cup: a cup or jar with the air inside expelled by suction.

 ✵cupping tool: a cup or jar vacuumized, usually by fire, used for cupping therapy.

 ✵flash-fire cupping: a cupping procedure which involves flashing the fire of a piece of ignited alcohol-cotton once around the cup's interior and pressing the cup onto the treated area immediately after removing the ignited cotton.

 ✵fire-insertion cupping: a cupping procedure which involves inserting a piece of ignited alcohol-cotton or paper into a cup and pressing the cup transversely onto the treated area of the lateral side of the body.

 ✵fire-rack cupping: a cupping procedure which involves placing at the site to be treated a piece of incombustible substance with a small alcohol-cotton ball on it, and covering with a cup after igniting the cotton ball.

 ✵cotton-burning cupping: a cupping procedure involving a thin layer of alcohol-cotton on the wall of cup, and pressing the cup onto the treated area after igniting the cotton.

 ✵alcohol fire cupping: a cupping procedure which involves spreading 1~3 drops of alcohol on the bottom of the cup and pressing the cup on the area to be treated after igniting the alcohol.

 ✵suction cupping: cupping therapy using suction cups.

 ✵cup-boiling method: a cupping therapy method in which bamboo jars are used after being boiled in water or a herbal decoction for 1~2 minutes and turned upside down to be emptied.

 ✵retained cupping: a common method of cupping in which the cup or jar is kept at the same site for 10~15 minutes.

 ✵glide-cupping: a cupping method in which the cup or jar is moved to and fro on the skin surface lubricated with vaseline in advance, also known as slide-cupping.

 ✵slide-cupping: synonymous with glide-cupping.

 ✵cupping with needle retention: a combined method of acupuncture and cupping in which cupping is applied to the acupuncture site with the needle retained after the arrival of Qi.

 ✵bloodletting pricking and cupping: a combined method of pricking and cupping in which cupping is applied to the pricking site with a three-edged needle to increase bloodletting, also known as pricking-cupping bloodletting.

 ✵pricking-cupping bloodletting: same as bloodletting pricking and cupping.

 ✵medicinal cupping: a type of suction cupping with cups containing a certain amount of medicinal fluid such as ginger juiece or anti-theumatic tincture.

 
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