Can I moxibustion at night? This question must be a puzzle for many people. In general explanations, it is best not to moxibustion at night, because according to experience, moxibustion during this time period is more likely to cause symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, dry mouth, insomnia, and constipation.
The above symptoms have a unified term-Yin deficiency and fire! Moxibustion believes that people with yin deficiency and fire are not suitable for moxibustion. Even if they are not of this physique, moxibustion at night can easily cause symptoms of yin deficiency and fire. Although this is only a small number of people, it is still in the market. Slowly formed: the "consensus" of moxibustion at night.
Why is moxibustion prone to problems at night? The answer can be found from the description of Yang Qi in the "Huang Di Nei Jing": The Yang Qi of human beings In the morning, the day is rising, the day is westAnd closed! The meaning is: human yang starts to rise in the morning, peaks at noon, and gradually dissipates in the evening, so at night, the yang qi is the weakest. Don't do vigorous exercises and don't overly hurt the yang.
According to this rule, the ancients formed the concept of "nourishing yang in the day and yin at night" Habit, which is often called "work at sunrise and rest at sunset", this is called Suncheon Time.
The contradiction between ancient books and modern times
So, can we really not do moxibustion at night? For most people in modern times, people go to work in the morning, it is difficult to spare time to do moxibustion. Some friends also said: Although I do moxibustion while working, the effect is very limited. Can you explain it?
In fact, this question is also very easy to answer: first, moxibustion pays attention to methods.Second, we must pay attention to the state of mind. The body and mind are not relaxed enough. It is difficult for Qi to reach the whole body through the meridians. Imagine doing moxibustion during high-intensity work and being highly stressed. Can the effect be good? (Moxibustion here is with the help of moxibustion tools such as cigarette filter packs and moxibustion instruments)
Therefore, the life of modern people has violated the rules summarized by the ancients. To be precise, the rules summarized by the ancients are not It is suitable for modern people. If we want moxibustion, we must find a new method so that we can also do moxibustion at night. So what should we do? In fact, this solution is also moxibustion itself.
Should moxibustion like this at night :
As mentioned above, moxibustion at night may lead to "yin deficiency and fire prosperity", so we can use moxibustion to improve the acupuncture points of Yin deficiency and fire. We also said that at night, the emphasis is on replenishing yin, so the way to replenish yin is: soak your feet with mugwort leaves, then rub your feet until the soles of your feet sweat slightly.
So, if we do moxibustion at night, the general steps are as follows: first moxibus the acupuncture points that we want moxibustion (cure diseases and improve the body), then soak and rub the feet to nourish the yin , And finally moxibustion Sanyinjiao, Taichong, Taixi, and Yongquan points to start the fire down. In fact, if you use mugwort leaf to soak your feet and press and rub these acupuncture points, you can "relieve the fire".Yes, if the anger is not big, you don't need to moxibustion these acupoints specially.
Finally remind me that moxibustion in the evening should not start later than 10:00, because At 21-23 o'clock is the Hai time, people need to calm down and give the five internal organs a rest buffer time. 23-1 o'clock the next day, this is midday, when it is best to sleep and nourish yin. What is Yin? The human body is yin, and yang is human "living", so human is yinWith the combination of yang, moxibustion can nourish yang, but it cannot hurt yin.