The most commonly used moxa partition moxibustion-ginger moxibustion
Core tips: There are many types of moxibustion, among which ginger-separated moxibustion is a method of indirect moxibustion. So what exactly is ginger-separated moxibustion?
How does ginger moxibustion work?
Ginger-separated moxibustion is a type of moxibustion using ginger slices as spacers.
Similar moxibustion methods include salt-moxibustion and garlic-moxibustion.
Ginger-based moxibustion is recorded in Yang Jizhou’s “Acupuncture and Moxibustion” in the Ming Dynasty: “Moxibustion uses ginger slices as thick as money, puts them in the points on the tongue, and then moxibustes them.”
Zhang Jingyue’s “Classical Jingyi” mentioned the treatment of hemorrhoids “single slices of ginger alone, put the painful area of the hemorrhoids, use Ai Zhi on Jiang Zhuang’s three strong moxibustion, the yellow water comes out, and dissipates spontaneously.”
It is also described in books such as Li Shangwen by Wu Shangxian and Acupuncture at Fengyuan by Li Xuechuan in the Qing Dynasty.
In modern times, because of the convenience of material collection and simple operation, it has become one of the most commonly used partition moxibustion methods.
The method of moxibustion is basically the same as that of ancient times, with some improvements, such as adding some drugs to the moxa or filling a layer of powder under the moxibustion film to enhance the treatment effect.
[Indications]vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, nocturnal emission, impotence, dysmenorrhea, peripheral facial paralysis, etc.
Such as stomach problems (deficiency cold stomach pain): take the middle iliac crest (in the upper abdomen, when the umbilical is 4 inches above the anterior midline), Zusanli (3 inches below the outer knee), and Neiguan (on the palm of the forearm, when largeOn the line between Ling and Quze points, 2 inches above the horizontal stripes of the wrist, between the palmar long tendon and the radial wrist flexor tendon), cut the ginger into about 0.
A 2 cm thick slice was placed in each of the above points, and the moxa that was shaped into a pagoda sugar-like size was placed on ginger slices for moxibustion, 1 point per point, about 45 minutes, twice daily.
[Operation method]Take a piece of ginger, choose fresh ginger, cut along the ginger fiber lengthwise, and cut into about 0.
2 to 0.
5cm-thick ginger slices, the size of which can be determined according to the location of the acupoint area and the size of the selected wormwood. Several holes are punctured with a triangular needle in the middle.
During moxibustion, place it in the acupoint area, place large or medium moxa on it, and light it.
When the patient has a local burning sensation, lift up the ginger tablets slightly, or replace with moxa and moxibustion.
General moxibustion 5 to 10 strong each time, with local flushing as the degree.
After moxibustion, apply safflower oil to the moxibustion site, one is to prevent skin burns, and the other is to enhance the effectiveness of moxibustion in activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis and dispersing cold and analgesics.
In recent years, some acupuncture workers also use ginger to purify moxibustion, which has a good effect on some diseases and syndromes.
For moxibustion and post-moxibustion care, please refer to purulent moxibustion.
Ginger used for ginger-separated moxibustion should use fresh old ginger, which should be cut and used immediately. Dried or tender ginger should not be used.
The thickness of the ginger slice depends on the location of the root ridges and the symptoms.
In general, ginger slices can be thicker for sensitive areas such as the face, and ginger slices can be cut thinner for acute or painful symptoms.
If you accidentally burn your skin during moxibustion, causing the skin to appear transparent and blisters, care must be taken to prevent infection. The treatment method can refer to the scarless moxibustion method.