Using Moxa to Boost Immunity
Moxibustion is one of the main therapies in Traditional Chinese medicine and uses heat stimulation on the body surface from the burning of moxa to release pain or treat diseases.
Some conditions to use Moxa:
– Cold/ Flu
– Low immunity
– Menstrual pain/ period pain
– Digestive issues
– Low energy
Applying indirect moxibustion at Zusanli (ST36, bilaterally) and Dazhui (GV14) once per day for 5-10 minutes at each acupoint is an efficient way to boost the immune system. See my demo.
I have been getting more questions on what are some ways you can do to increase your immunity during this time. Here is one video on how to increase your immunity using one of the TCM.
Moxibustion Activates Macrophage Autophagy and Protects Experimental Mice against Bacterial Infection. See:
Zhu Wenlian, Liu Renguan. Effects of moxa-cone moxibustion at Dazhui acupoint on the phagocytic function of macrophages in hypoimmune mice. Journal of Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine 2005;28910:89-90.
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