Historical records tell us acupuncture-moxibustion therapy has existed
for more than two thousand years. Through the ages Chinese practitioners have enriched
and perfected it with the theories of yin-yang, zang-fu (the viscera), channels and
collaterals, qi (vital energy), blood and body fluid, creating a unique and effective
therapeutic system. Acu-moxi therapy not only deals successfully with over one hundred
common diseases - in internal medicine, surgery, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics, etc.
- but is valuable in the treatment of some difficult and complicated cases considered
quite hopeless by Western medicine. Acu-moxi therapy is welcomed by people in China and
abroad for its unparalleled safety, low cost, lack of side effects and simple equipment.
In December 1979 the World Health Organization adopted a resolution saying acu-moxi therapy
could be applied to the treatment of forty-three kinds of diseases, including the common
cold, acute tonsillitis, migraine, trigeminal neuralgia, sciatica, gastritis (acute or
chronic), toothache, and constipation. The decision is clear evidence of the full trust in
acu-moxi therapy throughout the world.
Chinese acu-moxi therapy embodies the theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine:
the theory of yin-yang, the five elements, zang-fu, channels and collaterals, qi, body
fluid, etiology and pathology, diagnosis, differentiation of syndromes, acupoints,
technique of acupuncture and moxibustion, and clinical application.