Many people wonder if their babies can perform moxibustion, actually the answer is yes. TCM thinks many internal organs of baby don’t develop well in the process of their growth and development. According to this physiological characteristic, doctors in the past years put forward many healthcare methods and moxibustion is one of them. Perform moxibustion for children can not only prevent from diseases and promote health, it also helps to accelerate the growth of children. Meanwhile, there is an advantage of moxibustion. You don’t need to find the acute position, since moxibustion works in an area. It is effective if you don’t stay away from the meridian. Consequently, it’s not difficult to perform moxibustion for children.
Children can take moxibustion therapy 3 to 6 months after their birth. But, the specific time is decided by the body constitution of children. If the baby is in poor constitution, he can perform moxibustion earlier and more frequently. On the contrary, if the baby is strong and healthy, he can do the moxibustion later and less.
2.The Functions of Moxibustion
(1)Clear heat, reduce swelling and resolve mass.
(2)Dispel Wind to relieve exogenous syndrome and expel cold and dampness.
(3)Prevent from diseases, promote health and reinforce body constitution.
3.The Main Points of Promoting Health
Location: On the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 7th cervical vertebra.
Function: Improves body constitution, asthma, swelling and pain in neck and shoulder, pain and paralysis in arms, etc.
Perform moxibustion on this acupoint and Shenzhu(DU12) enhance the body constitution of children and promote their growth and development. They also help children grow taller.
Location: On the back, on the posterior median line, in the depression below the spinous process of the 3rd thoracic vertebra.
Function: Improves cold, fever, cough, asthma, diarrhea, dyspepsia, etc.
This acupoint is regarded as the point for children with hundreds of diseases by Japanese doctors. Children who has performed moxibustion for a month increase their appetite and weight mostly, meanwhile, they all in high spirit.
Location: In the middle of the abdomen, in the center of the umbilicus.
It’s effective to improving nocturnal enuresis, diarrhea, constipation, infantile malnutrition, etc.
Location: On the medial aspect of the foot, in the depression distal and inferior to the base of the first metatarsal bone.
This acupoint is of great efficacy in improving weakness of spleen and retention of food.
1.Keep ventilated when children perform moxibustion;
2.Do moxibustion in clean and dry room;
3.Parents can perform moxibustion for children according to their body constitution, but the best time is 1 to 6 months till they become healthy;
4.Be careful and don’t burn the baby’s skin since children are quite energetic.