Moxibustion (Ai Jiu 艾灸) & The 23rd Chinese Solar Term — xiao han (小寒)

The twenty-third Chinese Solar Term is called ‘Xiao Han’, ‘The lesser cold’. The temperature drops even more and the weather gets cold and freezing in many places in the Northern Hemisphere. This period of time normally is the coldest time of the year in China. It’s the fifth Solar Term in Winter of the year. It arrives on 05/01/2023.

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

Yao Shu, also called ‘DU 2’

Ba Liao, also known as ‘Eight Liao, Eight sacral foramina’

Xin Shu, also known as ‘BL-15’, ‘BL15’

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

Ba Liao, also called ‘Eight sacral foramina, BL-31 – BL34, UB31 – UB34’

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’, ‘Gate of origin’

Nei Guan, also known as ‘P6’

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

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