Topic: Pain

Why I’m a Moxibustion Freak and I Think You Should Be Too

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Sometimes I feel so passionate bout Moxa that I feel I could pop.

Why? Well
1. I’m a major chinese med geek
2. Because of the untapped potential of this amazing technique. It’s a true gem.

It’s:

  • cheap
  • easy to use for most people
  • portable

Lets put it into context.

To start, what is it? Moxibustion is  the burning/smouldering  of the herb known as Mugwort (botanically known as artemisa agyii,princeps or  montanta)  that has been dried, processed & aged so that it is a punk (soft downy fluff made from the hairs & oil of the leaves) or rolled into cigar like sticks. (uses more fibrous parts of the plant)

Moxa is burnt on or near acu-points in the body.

 

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How to Recover Fast from Injury with Chinese Sports Medicine Techniques

Chinese Sports Medicine is a science that athletes, martial artists and their trainers have utilized to their advantage for centuries.

Here’s the ticket, the main difference is in the initial phase of the injury.

I think that  Eric Armstong, from Tree of Life explained it best.  So to paraphrase;

‘If you imagine a basic injury is like a disaster site where the water pipes have broken and water is flooding the place because it (the swelling) has nowhere to drain.   The repair crew (nutrients in the blood) can’t get in to fix things (things=cells) because there is water everywhere. The first step is to minimize the damage.’ (more…)