“Moxibustion for Health” Moxibustion in winter can nourish vitality and warm the whole body

Winter is the season with the most yin and coldness in a year, and cold evils are most likely to hurt people’s yang qi. At this time, moxibustion can warm and dispel cold evils and enhance yang qi in the body , Enhance righteousness.

Moxibustion: a small flame to boost Yang Qi

The warming and dredging effect of moxibustion can stimulate yang qi, help the circulation of qi and blood throughout the body, and warm and nourish the bones and muscles of the human body .

Which parts can be moxibustion?

There is a saying in the meridian theory of traditional Chinese medicine that “where the acupoints are, the indications can be reached”. For localized ailments, you can directly moxibustion the local area. As long as it is flat and muscular, moxibustion can be applied, such as the back, lumbosacral region, abdomen, shoulders, thighs, and the back of the calf.

Note that moxibustion is not recommended on the face, joints, obvious blood vessels, trauma or skin diseases.

These acupoints can be moxibustion in winter

For ordinary people, in winter, the maintenance of spleen and kidney yang is very important. Moxibustion at home, to grasp the following key points.


Zusanli Point

As the saying goes, “Moxibustion at Zusanli is better than eating old mother chicken”. Zusanli point has the effect of treating digestive system diseases, such as stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, etc., and can also warm and replenish the yang energy of the whole body and improve the body’s immunity.


The Zusanli point is located on the outside of the calf. When the knee joint is flexed and extended, there are two depressions on the bottom, the inner knee eye and the outer knee eye. The Zusanli point is just below the outer knee eye. 3 inches (that is, the finger length of the index finger, middle finger, ring finger and little finger together).


Sanyinjiao point

This acupuncture point can replenish the loss of the spleen, liver, and kidney, and treat various gynecological diseases at the same time.


On the inside of the calf near the ankle, 3 cun above the tip of the medial malleolus, on the posterior border of the tibia.


Shenque Point, Qihai Point, Guanyuan Point

These three acupoints can be used for regular moxibustion, which can not only treat abdominal gastrointestinal diseases (diarrhea, prolapse of the anus, constipation, etc.), but also treat andrology Diseases (nocturnal emission, impotence, premature ejaculation, prostate disease, etc.)


These three points are all on the abdomen, on the front midline of the body. Shenque point is in the navel, Qihai point1.5 inches below the navel, Guanyuan point is 3 inches below the navel (same as above). The distance from the navel to the pubic symphysis is 5 inches, divide evenly within this interval, and then position.

Although moxibustion has magical effects, but Also prevent accidental burns. Small blisters appear locally, which can be absorbed by themselves; for larger blisters, seek medical attention in time. Diabetics and people with sensitive skin should use it with caution.

Winter moxibustion, just in time. Choose the right acupuncture points, get twice the result with half the effort. Learn to use moxibustion safely, and use “moxibustion” to “keep warm” for your family.

Source of content: Health and health of traditional Chinese medicine WeChat public account

Editor: Journal of Integrative Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine Nursing

Correspondent: Li Yuxin Qin Shasha Sun Lei Wang Jingjing Dong Wei