Post by Master Kim on Dec 17, 2014 22:54:17 GMT -5
A question from an acupuncturist in a Facebook group, Acupuncturists on Facebook.
I have developed a sudden and severe reactive airway dysfunction to moxa, with wheezing, coughing and a "heavy" chest. Moxa has been an integral part of my practice and this came out of the blue. I have no history of asthma or allergies. Has anyone experienced this and is it permanent? I went to a pulmonologist and he had no answers except "don't do it anymore."
No history of asthma or allergies does not necessarily means lungs are healthy.
Moxa is to foster a point. When ancient oriental experimental theory (including Chinese medicine) is used for treating nowadays' health problems, it is not supposed to work. As a matter of fact, old approaches work against most of current health problems. It looks like wrong point was fostered based on experimental theory and it has harmed lung.