Smoking out those qi blockages with moxibustion


When the moxa cone is burnt while attached to an acupuncture needle, the redistribution of qi is faster. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star

For centuries, heat therapy has been extensively used to treat various diseases in traditional medicine systems.

Whether the heat is derived from a hot drink, hot bath, hot pack, fire, or simply rubbing the palms together and placing them on a “cold” body part, the intention is to warm the body.

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