Moxibustion (Ai Jiu 艾灸) & The 10th Chinese Solar Term — Xia Zhi (夏至)

The tenth Chinese Solar Term is called “Xia Zhi”, The Summer Solstice. It’s the fourth Solar term in Summer of the year. It falls on 21/06/2022.

The longest daytime and the shortest nighttime of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. The Yang Qi (Yang energy )in Nature reaches the peak. The Yin Qi (Yin energy) starts to grow. 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′

Ling Tai, also called as ‘GV 10, Du-10, Spirit Tower’

Du Shu, also known as’UB 16, BL-16′

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

Dan Zhong, also known as ‘CV 17, Ren-17’

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

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

San Yin Jiao, also known as ‘Spleen 6, SP-6’

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