来源: 武汉国灸 Source: Wuhan Chinese Moxibustion
During this disease outbreak, Chinese medicine has become the main treatment method in the prevention and treatment of novel coronavirus pneumonia and moxibustion therapy has played a vital role. Moxibustion application has been used for thousands of years to prevent epidemic. Modern scientific researches have indicated that moxibustion application has certain inhibitory and killing effects on viruses and bacteria. Chinese medicine believes that moxibustion has the effects of relieving stagnation, dampness, and tonifying Qi, and is particularly suitable for healthcare. Frequent application of moxibustion on the corresponding acupuncture points can eliminate dampness (pathogens) in the body and good effect on preventing various diseases. Chinese medicine believes that when the human body lacks energy and immune system weakens, dampness will become a pathogenic factor that will invade the human body to cause disease. Therefore, moxibustion not only has certain help for the treatment of pneumonia, but also can improve autoimmunity and prevent various diseases.
Worth to mention and concern is the disease prevention programs of government units across China have officially announced that moxibustion application is included in the epidemic prevention program, and moxibustion has become an important prevention measure. Officials from provinces of Henan, Hubei, Yunnan, Weifang, Gansu, Hainan and many other regions across the country, as well as People's Daily, have proposed to use moxibustion for improving immunity and preventing the spread of the virus. Therefore, hospitals, clinics, doctors, and academicians in the frontline have adopted moxibustion as one of the important prevention and treatment methods that have put into practice.
On February 20th, the host of "News Night Line" interviewed Dr. Liu Hua, who was involved in the treatment at Lei Shenshan Hospital, mentioned a major point when discussing about the application of using moxibustion. They cannot use traditional type of moxibustion inside pressurized wards for there is the smoke. Dr. Liu Hua said: We are using smokeless moxibustion this time, which can achieve the effect of moxibustion and can get rid the skin from getting burnt.
The Chinese medicine team at Jiangxia Square Caibin Hospital is also using smokeless moxibustion patches daily to help patients improve their immunity and thus resist the virus.