Moxibustion (Ai Jiu) & The 19th Chinese Solar Term — Li Dong (立冬)

The nineteenth Chinese Solar Terms is called ‘Li Doing’, also known as ‘the start of Winter’. In the northern hemisphere, this is the first solar term in Winter of the year. It arrives on 07/11/2021.

In the northern hemisphere, The Yin Qi (Yin Energy) gets a lot stronger. The coldness is more noticeable than it is in Autumn. All the plants and animals tend to store energy and avoid coldness for the next Spring. There is correspondence between man and the Nature. The Yang Qi (Yang Energy) in human body descends and stores deeply inside. It’s the start of the best period of time of the year to nurse the system back to health, especially for people have chronic conditions.

This is the start of the season for people to do moxibustion treatment/ moxibustion self-treatment and/or some other traditional  natural Chinese therapies to regulate the function of the system and modulate immunity and to cure/treat some chronic conditions flare up more in Summer and prevent those conditions getting worse in Summer, this method is also known as ” Summer diseases get cared in Winter”. For example, if someone had hay fever every Spring and Summer could have some moxibustion treatments or moxibustion self treatment to Moxibustion therapy could be a helpful option for people have sub-health in Winter as well.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this period of time.

Da Zhui, also known as ‘GV 14’

Shen Shu, also known as ‘BL-23’, ‘UB 23’

Dan Zhong, also known as ‘CV 17’

Shen Que, also known as ‘Spirit Gate’, ‘CV 8’, ‘Ren-08’

Guan Yuan, also known as ‘CV 4’, ‘Ren-04’, ‘Origin pass’, ‘Gate of the source’

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

San Yin Jiao, also known as ‘SP 6’

Yong Quan, also known as ‘ KD 1’, ‘KI-01’, ‘Gushing Spring’, ‘Bubbling well’

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