Moxibustion

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A Brief Description of Moxibustion

By |2019-01-08T10:01:25+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Quick Reads|Tags: , , , |

Moxibustion is a technique within Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been used as an adjunct to acupuncture treatments for thousands of years. In fact it is such an integral part of the practice of acupuncture that the Chinese character for acupuncture actually translates to “acupuncture-moxibustion”. The technique involves burning ‘moxa’ (fermented mugwort) and applying it near the region being [...]

Acupuncture for the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Fingers – A Case Study

By |2019-01-09T04:49:52+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Contents (click to jump to section) Patient Presentation Treatment Progress Rationale Patient Presentation 51 year old male “Jack” presented with osteoarthritis in the fingers of both hands, worse in the left hand and most pronounced in the 5th phalange (pinkie finger). He complained of pain for the past year growing [...]

Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

By |2017-07-18T03:52:27+00:00October 29th, 2016|Categories: Practice, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

As the work week continues to push many of us past the point of our capacity to perform physical work whether it be typing or jackhammering, repetitive strain injuries (RSI) are becoming more prevalent in the developed world. RSI can refer to any injury to the muscles, tendons and soft tissues of a particular region of the [...]

The Healing Heat of Moxibustion

By |2017-07-18T04:02:30+00:00August 18th, 2016|Categories: Acupuncture, Practice, Research|Tags: , , |

It has long been thought that the best way to help treat acute sprains and strains is to apply ice to the injury. However research now indicates that the use of ice as a form of therapy may actually have detrimental effects on the healing process. Even the man who coined the term RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation), Dr. [...]