The tenth Chinese Solar Term is called “Xia Zhi”, The Summer Solstice. It’s the fourth Solar term in Summer of the year. It is on 21/06/2016.
The longest daytime and the shortest nighttime of the year. The Yang energy in Nature reaches the peak. The Yang Qi (Yang Energy) in human body reaches the peak as well. One of the most important theories in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is that there is correspondence between human and nature. The energy changes in Nature and man are mutually responsive. It’s the best time of a year for people to do moxibustion treatment/ moxibustion self-treatment and/or some other Chinese herbal treatments to regulate the function of digestive system’s and modulate immunity and to cure/treat some chronic conditions and prevent some conditions getting worse, this method is also known as ” Winter disease get cared in Summer”. Moxibustion therapy could be a helpful option for people have sub-health in Summer as well.
The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.
Da Zhui, also known as ‘Great Hammer’, ‘GV 14, GV-14’
Zhi Yang, also known as ‘Extremity of Yang’, ‘GV 9, GV-9’
Ming Men, also known as ‘Gate of vitality’, ‘Life Gate’, ‘GV 4’
Tan Zhong, also known as ‘CV 17, Ren-17’
Shen Que, also known as ‘Spirit Gate’, ‘CV 8, CV-8’
Guan Yuan, also known as ‘CV 4’
Zu San Li, also known as ‘ST 36, ST-36’
San Yin Jiao, also known as ‘Spleen 6, SP-6’