San Fu Jiu (Summer moxibustion / Dog days Plaster)
Treating Allergies or Asthma With San Fu Jiu during the dog days of Summer More than 50 million Americans suffer from some sort of allergy according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Allergies are the sixth leading chronic disease, costing the U.S. health care system more than $7 billion annually. And Asthma is one of the top five chronic diseases in the United States and costs the healthcare industry an estimated $56 billion annually. The most common allergens enter through the airways, and about 80% of asthmatics in the have underlying allergies. A study from National Yang Ming University in Taipei published in the 2007 June issue of Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, suggests application of Chinese herbs can treat allergies, using a method known as Sanfujui.
Sanfujui is a method of herb treatment whereby an herbal medicine paste is applied on acupoints during the three hottest days of the summer. This theory is inkeeping with the Nei Jing’s philosophy of “preservation of yang during the spring and summer seasons”. The optimum period for this treatment is during the summer solstice with the ensuing 30 days known as “Chu Fu”, “Zhong Fu and “Mo Fu” and the same process will be repeated during the coldest month in the winter. The full treatment course is three consecutive years with the treatment duration of three times in the summer over a period of thirty days and three times in the winter following the same principle as the summer treatment. According theory of Sanfujiu, those three days have the highest amount of yang qi, so treatment at that time will enhance the herbs' efficacy and strengthens lung qi and body general yang qi.
Extended Use of Sanfujiu Clinically, we use Sanfujiu to treat “Winter sickness”. And what is winter disease? In chinese medicine theory , We call those symptom of diseases which are aggravated by cold temperature; Such as respiratory diseases, chronic cough, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pharyngitis, physical weakness caused by recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, allergic rhinitis and other diseases; followed by pain disorders such as cervical spondylosis, frozen shoulder, low back pain caused by Deficiency, rheumatic diseases; addition, such as chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, chronic pharyngitis, tonsillitis, etc. ,all those symptom or disease can get really result from Sanfujiu.
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Acupuncture has been practiced in China and other Asian countries for thousands of years. Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body. This is most often done by inserting thin needles through the skin, to cause a change in the physical functions of the body.
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Herbal medicine can have a strong supplementing effect, providing the body with the energy it needs to heal itself, from the inside out. It is a sophisticated empirical science, developed and fine-tuned over centuries of usage.
cupping is used primarily to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain types of pain. Some practitioners also use cupping to treat depression and reduce swelling.
is most commonly used to treat pain, it can also be utilized by TCM clinicians to address conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, colds, flu, fever, heatstroke, fibromyalgia, strains, sprains, and muscle spasms.
We offers all the typical Chinese Medicine treatment services, such as acupuncture, tui-na (acupressure), herbal formulas, cupping, and more. All services are done in-house. Our herbs, which we purchase from trustworthy sources and have no chemicals or preservatives, are individually formulated according to your condition and are provided in-house as well.
useful and so important for people's treatments that I often send my patients home with moxa poles, and instructions on how to use it themselves. Just by deeply warming certain points for a few minutes per day can do wonders for warming qi, increasing circulation and boosting immunity.
incorporated into a regular acupuncture treatment. In addition to using acupuncture points on the rest of the body, your acupuncturist may select a few ear acupuncture points that they feel will be helpful for your particular condition.
Anyone who suffers from allergies, swollen joints, rashes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, blotched complexions, pimples, dark circles, Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue or high blood pressure will benefit from this non-invasive and therapeutic treatment.
An evaluation of lifestyle and nutritional diet will be made at your first visit. The evaluation allows the acupuncturist to determine the best course of treatment and recommend diet or lifestyle changes as necessary.