Moxibustion & the 17th Chinese Solar Term


The seventeenth Chinese Solar Term is called 'Han Lu', 'The cold dew'. In the northern hemisphere, the weather gets cold enough to reach the points between dew and frost from now on. It's the 5th Solar Term in Autumn of the year. It occurs on 08/10/201.

In the northern hemisphere, the temperature drops even more than two weeks ago. The Yin Qi (Yin Energy) increases and Yang Qi (Yang Energy) converges and descends continuously in Nature. This applies to Yin Qi ( Yin Energy) and Yang Qi (Yang Energy) in human body. The body temperature gets lower than Spring and Summer. It's important to stay warm, especially to keep feet warm from now on.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.

Da Zhui, also known as 'GV 14'

Fei Shu, also known as 'BL 13', 'UB 13'

Shen Shu, also known as ‘BL 23’, ‘UB 23'

Zhong Wan, also known as 'CV 12', , 'Ren 12', 'Central Venter'

Guan Yuan, also known as ‘CV 4’

Zu San Li, also known as 'ST 36', 'Stomach 36'

San Yin Jiao, also known as 'SP 6',

Yong Quan, also known as 'KD 1', 'Gushing Spring', 'BubblingWell'

Moxibustion & the 16th Chinese Solar Term


The sixteenth Chinese Solar Term is called 'Qiu Fen', The Autumn Equinox. The equal length of day and night. It's the 4th Solar Term in Autumn of the year. It arrives on 23/09/2017.

Among the 24 Chinese Solar Terms each year, the most important four Solar Terms are: 'Chun Fen, the Spring Equinox'; 'Xia Zhi, the Summer Solstice'; 'Qiu Fen, the Autumn Equinox' and 'Dong Zhi, the Winter Solstice'. The Solar Term we are talking about here is one of the most important four Solar Terms of the year.

In Northern Hemisphere, after this day, the Yang Qi (Yang Energy) decreases and the Ying Qi (Yin Energy) increases more and more. It is manifested as the day gets shorter and shorter and the night gets longer and longer. Temperature wise, it gets colder and colder.

Human correspondence with Nature. The Yang Qi (Yang Energy) in human body sinks in and the Yin Qi (Yin Energy) rises even more in Northern Hemisphere after this day. It's important for people have chronic conditions to add clothes and stay warm from now on.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.

He Gu, also known as 'LI 4'

Nei Guan, also known as 'P 6, Pericardium 6'

Guan Yuan, also known as ‘CV 4’

Zu San Li, also known as 'ST 36', 'Stomach 36'

Moxibustion & the 15th Chinese Solar Term

The fifteenth Chinese Solar Term is called 'Bai Lu', 'The white dew'. The temperature drops sharply enough to reach dew point during this period of time. It's the 3rd solar term in Autumn of the year. It's on 07/09/2017.

In Nature, the temperature difference between the day and night gets bigger. It's important to increase or decrease in a timely manner according to temperature change clothes, have one more layer in early mornings and evenings than during the day.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.

Da Zhui, also known as 'GV 14'

Fei Shu, also known as 'BL 13', 'UB 13'

Gan Shu, also known as 'BL18', 'UB18'

Pi Shu, also known as ‘BL 20’, ‘UB 20’

Shen Shu, also known as ‘BL 23’, ‘UB 23'

Guan Yuan, also known as ‘CV 4’

Zu San Li, also known as 'ST 36', 'Stomach 36'

Moxibustion & the 14th Chinese Solar Term

The fourteenth Chinese Solar Term is called 'Chu Shu', the end of heat. The hot Summer ends completely. It's the 2nd solar term in Autumn of the year. It starts on 23/08/2017.

In Nature, this is the transition period for the temperature changes from hot to cold. The human beings are in correspondence with the Universe. This is the transition period for the Yang Qi (Yang Energy) and Yin Qi (Ying Energy) changes in human body as well.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.

Da Zhui, also known as 'GV 14'

Xin Shu, also known as 'BL 15', 'UB 15'

Pi Shu, also known as ‘BL 20’, ‘UB 20’

Shen Shu, also known as ‘BL 23’, ‘UB 23'

Guan Yuan, also known as ‘CV 4’

Zu San Li, also known as 'ST 36', 'Stomach 36'


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Moxibustion & the 13th Chinese Solar Term
The thirteenth Chinese Solar Term is called 'Li Qiu', 'The beginning of Autumn'. The leaves of trees starts to fall. The Yang energy in Nature descents. It comes on 07/08/2017.   The Yin Qi, also known as Yin Energy, in nature gets stronger slowly and stead...



Moxibustion & the 10th Chinese Solar Term -- Xia Zhi


The tenth Chinese Solar Term is called "Xia Zhi", The Summer Solstice. It's the fourth Solar term in Summer of the year. It is on 21/06/2017.

The longest daytime and the shortest nighttime of the year. The Yang energy in Nature reaches the peak. The Yang Qi (Yang Energy) in human body reaches the peak as well. One of the most important theories in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is that there is correspondence between human and nature. The energy changes in Nature and man are mutually responsive. It's the best time of a year for people to do moxibustion treatment/ moxibustion self-treatment and/or some other Chinese herbal treatments to regulate the function of digestive system's and modulate immunity and to cure/treat some chronic conditions and prevent some conditions getting worse, this method is also known as " Winter disease get cared in Summer". Moxibustion therapy could be a helpful option for people have sub-health in Summer as well.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.

Da Zhui, also known as 'Great Hammer', 'GV 14, GV-14'

Zhi Yang, also known as 'Extremity of Yang', 'GV 9, GV-9'

Ming Men, also known as 'Gate of vitality', 'Life Gate', 'GV 4'

Tan Zhong, also known as 'CV 17, Ren-17'

Shen Que, also known as 'Spirit Gate', 'CV 8, CV-8'

Guan Yuan, also known as 'CV 4'

Zu San Li, also known as 'ST 36, ST-36'

San Yin Jiao, also known as 'Spleen 6, SP-6'

Moxibustion & the 12th Chinese Solar Term -- Da Shu


The twelfth Chinese Solar Term is called " Da Shu", "Greater Heat". It's the sixth Solar term in Summer of the year. It comes on 22/07/2017.

This is the hottest period of a year. In the theory of traditional Chinese medicine, there is correspondence between human and nature. During this Solar term, the Yang Qi, also known as 'Yang Energy', in nature stays at high level, this happens in human body as well.

According to one of the most well known healing principles of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) -- Winter diseases get cared in Summer, this is the golden time of a year for curing / helping chronic conditions get worse in winter, and for diseases prevention.

In this season, moxibustion would be one of the most popular and effective therapies in TCM. It's also one of the easiest ones for people to carry out at home.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.

Pi Shu, also known as 'BL 20', 'UB 20'

Shen Shu, also known as 'BL 23', 'UB 23'

Nei Guan, also known as 'Inner Gate',

'P 6', 'Pericardium-6'

Guan Yuan, also known as 'CV 4'

Zu San Li, also known as 'ST 36, ST-36'

Ying Ling Quan, also known as 'SP 9', 'Spleen 9'

San Yin Jiao, also known as 'SP 6', 'Spleen 6'

Moxibustion & the 11th Chinese Solar Term -- Xiao Shu


The eleventh Chinese Solar Term is called " Xiao Shu", "the lesser heat", "Minor heat'. 'Slight heat'. It's the fifth Solar term in Summer of the year. It occurs on 07/07/2017.

The heat of Summer rises more. There could be more rainfalls as well. People may feel exhausted and uncomfortable due to the rising heat and increasing humidity. For general health, it's important to nourish the heart to clam mind and to invigorate spleen to eliminate dampness in the system. Moxibustion therapy can be a good option for health preservation and helping ailments during this period of time.

We mentioned a very well known and effective method of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) --"Winter diseases get cared in Summer" in our article 'Moxibustiont & the 10th Chinese solar term'. The countdown for this healing method usually starts from the beginning of this Solar term - Xiao Shu.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.

Da Zhui, also known as 'Great Hammer', 'GV 14, GV-14'

Ming Men, also known as 'Gate of vitality', 'Life Gate', 'GV 4'

Zhong Wan, also known as 'CV 12, Ren-12'

Shen Que, also known as 'Spirit Gate', 'CV 8, CV-8'

Guan Yuan, also known as 'CV 4'

Zu San Li, also known as 'ST 36, ST-36'

Moxibustion & the 13th Chinese Solar Term -- Li Qiu
The thirteenth Chinese Solar Term is called 'Li Qiu', 'The beginning of Autumn'. The leaves of trees starts to fall. The Yang energy in Nature descents. It comes on 07/08/2017.

The Yin Qi, also known as Yin Energy, in nature gets stronger slowly and steadily. And the Yang Qi, also known as Yang Energy, descents gradually in the mean time. This is applicable to the Yin and Yang energies in human body as well. This is the starting time to store Yang Qi for Autumn and Winter.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare in this season.

Da Zhui, also known as 'GV 14'

Pi Shu, also known as ‘BL 20’, ‘UB 20’

Shen Shu, also known as ‘BL 23’, ‘UB 23’

Zhong Wan, also known as ‘CV 12, Ren-12’

Guan Yuan, also known as ‘CV 4’

Zu San Li, also known as 'ST 36', 'Stomach 36'

San Yin Jiao, also known as ‘SP 6’, ‘Spleen 6’

Moxibustion & the 6th Chinese Solar Term -- Gu Yu


The sixth Chinese Solar Term is called 'Gu Yu', 'Grain Rain'. It is the last Chinese solar Term in Spring. It falls on 20/04/2017. It is the last Solar term in Spring. Crops grow due to plentiful rainfall from then on. Temperature goes up more quickly than other time of Spring. The amount of rainfall and higher temperature are very important for crops growth. After this day, the duckweed starts to grow after rainfall, the cuckoo starts to sing and hoopoe starts to appear on mulberry tree.

For general health preservation, during this period of time, digestive system starts to get stronger again and the Heart Qi, energy in heart meridians, starts to get stronger gradually. So, it's very important to nourish and invigorate Spleen Qi, energy in spleen meridians.

The following acupuncture points could be used with moxibustion therapy for regimen and healthcare.

Xin Shu, also known as 'Heart Shu, BL 15, UB 15'

Pi Shu, also known as ' Spleen Shu, BL 20, UB 20'

Nei Guan, also known as 'Inner Gate, Pericardium 6, P-6'

Zhong Wan, also known as 'CV 12, Ren-12'

Qi Hai, also known as 'CV 6, Ren-6'

Zu San Li, also known as ' ST 36, Stomach-36'

Yin Ling Quan, also known as 'Spleen9, SP-9'

San Yin Jiao, also known as 'Spleen 6, SP-6'

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