July 17, 2011

Self-Moxa Safety Instructions

Always use moxa in a well-ventilated room.  Do not use moxa if you feel you are catching a cold or a fever.

Supplies needed:

1. Pen 2. Moxa stick 3. Matches or lighter 4. Sink or a large pot 5. Glass jar filled with 2 inches uncooked rice

Instructions for Use:

1. Locate the point(s) to be treated and lightly mark with a pen. 2. Tear off the outer paper liner of the stick, leaving the inner white liner intact. 3. Light one tip of the moxa stick. Once the tip is burning, blow out the flame. 4. Holding the moxa stick over the sink or large pot, blow gently on the lit end until you have an evenly burning coal. Make sure that any embers stay contained within the sink or pot, and are properly extinguished. 5. Once you have an evenly burning coal, hold the moxa stick above the point to be treated. Hold it perpendicular to the surface of the skin, keeping the burning tip a comfortable distance from the skin – usually about ¾ of an inch.

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