Moxibustion (ai jiu) & The 11th Chinese solar term — xiao shu (小暑)

The eleventh Chinese Solar Term is called ” Xiao Shu”, “the lesser heat”, “Minor heat’. ‘Slight heat’. It’s the fifth Solar term in Summer of the year. It occurs on 07/07/2021. 

The heat of Summer rises more. There could be more rainfalls as well. People may feel exhausted and uncomfortable due to the rising heat and increasing humidity. For general health, it’s important to nourish the heart to clam mind and to invigorate spleen to eliminate dampness in the system. Moxibustion therapy can be a good option for health preservation and helping ailments during this period of time.

We mentioned a very well known and effective method of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) –“Winter diseases get cared in Summer” in our article ‘Moxibustiont & the 10th Chinese solar term’. The countdown for this healing method usually starts from the beginning of this Solar term – Xiao Shu.

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’

Shen Dao, also called ‘GV 11, DU 11, DU-11, Spirit Path’

Xin Shu, also called ‘ BL-15, UB15, Heart Shu’

Nei Guan, also called ‘P 6, PC 6, P-6, Inner Gate’

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

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’ 

Feng Long, also known as ‘ST40, ST-40’

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