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Appointment: (724) 779-2299

20120 Route 19, Suite 201

Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

(Across from Cranberry Mall &

next to UPMC Hospital)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEAT THERAPY
Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort,     a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means "acupuncture-moxibustion." The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.

In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa is believed to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. In Western medicine, moxibustion has successfully been used to turn breech babies into a normal head-down position prior to childbirth. A landmark study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1998 found that up to 75% of women suffering from breech presentations before childbirth had fetuses that rotated to the normal position after receiving moxibustion at an acupuncture point on the Bladder meridian. Other studies have shown that moxibustion increases the movement of the fetus in pregnant women, and may reduce the symptoms of menstrual cramps when used in conjunction with traditional acupuncture.

TDP Lamp

The “TDP-Lamp” method of applying heat is the infra-red heat lamp; a useful variant of this was developed in China. It was invented in 1980 by a group of scientists and physicians headed by Dr. Gou Wenbin at the Chinese Medicine Institute in Chongqing. Unlike conventional infrared therapeutic devices, the TDP device features a plate coated with a mineral formation (a low conductance metal with diverse composition). When heated by an electric heating element, the mineral plate emits waves in the infrared range. It produces a uniform heating that makes it more useful than ordinary glass bulb lamps. To increase the heating of a region by the lamp, a medicated oil can be rubbed on the skin; the oil helps retain the heat and its herbal constituents may contribute to the improvement of local blood circulation.

Appointment: (724) 779-2299

Monday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm

Evenings available on appointment

 

richardmedicine@yahoo.com

Serving Greater Pittsburgh Area

20120 Route 19, Suite 201, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066

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