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Moxibustion

Moxibustion

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Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medical intervention that involves the burning of moxa (Artemisia Vulgaris or mugwort) at theacupuncture points.

Unlike acupuncture stimulation, which involves thrusting ortwisting needles resulting in various biochemical reactions that can produceeffects thought the body, moxibustion uses heat stimulation at carioustemperature levels from burning. Indications for moxibustion include stomachpain, women health, fertility, nausea, dyspepsia, dysmenorrhea, kneeosteoarthritis, diarrhoea, asthma and others.

Thestudies claimed that Moxibustion treatment is work in :

·      Increasing spinal cordconcentrations of dynorphin and endomorphin

·      Decreasing the relativehypothalamic CRH mRNA expression level

·      Reduce 5 hydroxytryptamineconcentrations in the colon.

·      Antitumor effects

·      Regulating of renal functionand hormone secretion with body fluid metabolism

·      Causing mast cell degranulation

·      Immunomodulation.

·      Decreasing gastric injury andapoptosis of gastric mucosal cells while increasing mucosal expression oftransforming growth factor.

Source cited from https://www.yongkangtcm.com/post/the-mechanism-of-moxibustion.