Moxibustion & the 2nd Chinese Solar Term — Yu Shui

The second Solar term is called ‘ Yu Shui’, also known as ‘ The rain water’ in English. It is the second Chinese Solar Term in Spring as well. It falls on 18/02/2017.

In general, in most of the Northern Hemisphere at this time of the year, temperature rises above zero degrees Celsius, snow melts,  rainfall gets a little bit more, which is good for the growth of main crops. 

In human body, the Yang energy rises slightly more. Doing some moxibustion treatment on some acupuncture points could be beneficial for human body. It’s important to protect and nourish the  digestive system, including liver, gallbladder,  stomach and spleen.

Reference acupuncture points for helping general wellbeing with moxibustion therapy could be: 

Zhong Wan, also known as ‘CV 12, Ren-12’

Qi Hai, also known as ‘CV 6, Ren-6’

Zu San Li, also known as ‘ ST 36, Stomach-36’ 

Tai Chong, also known as ‘ LV 3, Liver-3’

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