Japanese Local Treatment Moxibustion (3) Chinetsukyu/Cone Moxibustion
History and Terminology Keiri Inoue started this method. Inoue was one of the founders of Keiraku Chiryo or Japanese Meridian therapy. Onkyu or "warming moxa" is another name for Chinetsu Kyu. Chinetsu Kyu is an indirect moxa method in which you burn the top 2/3rd's of the moxa cone. The bottom 1/3rd corresponds to a heat-transfer medium such as garlic or ginger.
Function It works on the Ki level; it moves Ki, especially it tonify the Wei Ki. Direct moxa works more on the blood level. It is a dispersion technique. In addition to other signs, the effect of cone moxibustion can be judged from the fact that it causes sweating and reduces heat, also alleviate the tension. Based on such results, cone moxibustion is appropriate for use on areas that feel heat, have indurations, are tense, or that have edema.
Quality of Moxa In general, use semi-pure moxa; High quality moxa will burn too quickly, leaving the goal unattained. Use pure if you want to lower the temperature (very expensive). Picture ()
Size of the Cone Height should be about 1.5cm and the diameter should be 1cm. The size was smaller in earlier days. A more comfortable warmth is felt from a larger and softer size while a sharper and less comfortable heat is felt from a smaller and harder size. Picture
Shape of the Cone
Making a Cone Roll some moxa between your fingers into a 1cm ball. make the ball by one hand or two hand Form the cone shape by squeezing the ball between the thumb, forefinger and middle fingers while pressing down on a hard surface and making short clockwise turning movements (less than a 1/4 turn). form a cone from moxa ball Make the cones the same size, density, and shape. An uneven shape burns unevenly. A hard cone burns too slowly. burnout speed A cone that is too soft may disintegrate on removal. disintegrated
Placing and Lighting Prepare beforehand a cup with water or a wet cotton ball. In order to moisten the bottom surface, so cone will stick to the skin.moisten the bottom with wet cottonwater on the hand Do not use too much water. Ignite the top of the cone with an incense stick.
Removing the Cone Remove the cone when about 2/3rds of it is burned removing the cone with 2/3rd or when the smoke starts circulating to the bottom surface of the cone, smoke circulating to the bottom or when the patient feels a slight sensation of warmth (but don't wait until the patient says "hot"). Follow whichever condition comes first. Remove by grabbing the unburned bottom with the thumb, fore-and middle fingers or by using tweezers. grabbing the unburned bottom
Uses of Chinetsu Kyu - Types of Patients Where to put them on the patient's body varies depending upon the patient, but it can be applied to almost any kind of patient. Infants, Young children, Severely weak or very vacuous patient, Very sensitive patients: sensitive emotionally and sensitive to needles People who've suffered yang collapse,Yang vacuity, If you have needled too much, apply Chinetsu Kyu on the points that have been needled or on GV14, ST 36, or CV 8, in order to raise the yang.
Uses of Chinetsu Kyu -Areas of the Body In general it is used on the spots which have "pressure pain, stiffness or heat ". Basically it is used on each spot once, but sometimes more than once. If we remove it from the skin quicker (just after the patient starts feeling warm) it works as tonification, but if we wait longer to remove it (until the patient feels hot), it works as dispersion.
Areas of the Body (2) Eye or area between eye and eyebrow (lx), Taiyang (lx) Chinetsukyu on the eyes Nose: Yintang (1 to 3x), LI 20 (lx) (Be careful for the patient not to inhale smoke.) Chinetsukyu on the nose GV14: a) for deficient Ki patient with tonification technique (1 to 3x) b) for children to maintain their health GV 12 (1 to 3x) c) for fever with dispersion technique (1 to 20x) BL 10, GB 20: headache, stiff shoulder, tired eyes (1x)
Areas of the Body (3) Lower back: Shu points & adjacent points (4-8 points, lx) Abdomen: for diarrhea - 4 points around the navel (closer to it). For other cases - CV12, CV4 or CV 6, ST 25 (lx), helps. Clarify a pulse when deciding a Five Phase pattern is difficult. Navel: for diarrhea - Make cone the size of the big toe so that it doesn't drop into the navel (many times). Sometimes put salt on the navel (CV 8), and do Chinetsu Kyu on it. Video
Areas of the Body (4) At the site of bloodletting For excessive dose by needling, residual feeling from needling, to get rid of reaction by extravasation and mistaken treatment, it is used with tonification technique. At the painful site accordingly. For pain accompanying heat and swelling, it is used with dispersion technique. At the post surgical site and the site of herpes. In these cases they are used around the site. For rash, itchiness, insect bite with dispersion technique.
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