Zhuang medicine thread moxibustion therapy
Declaration area or unit: Guangxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Zhuang medicine is the traditional medicine of the Zhuang people. It is a national traditional medicine based on the ancient Luoyue culture and Lingnan culture, with Yin and Yang as its foundation, Qiaowu (brain) as its main god, man, earth and three Qi synchronization, viscera, bones, flesh and blood as its body, airway, Valley and waterway as its "three roads" and "two roads" of Dragon Road and Fire Road as its use.
Drug thread moxibustion is one of the external therapies of Zhuang medicine. The medicinal thread used in Zhuang medicine is made of ramie, with diameters ranging from 0.25 mm to 0.7 mm and 1 mm. It is dried after soaking in medicinal water. When used, the medicine thread is ignited and the patients'body surface acupoints are ignited so as to dredge the Dragon Road and fire road. It has the functions of dispelling wind and removing arthralgia, relieving pain and itching, activating blood circulation and removing blood stasis, dissipating swelling and dispersing nodules. This treatment, ramie thread and soaked medicinal liquid, are local materials, herbal medicinal liquid prescription composition, according to the theory of Zhuang medicine prescription. The selected acupoints are plum blossom, lotus blossom, Changzi (both resembling their image) and experience points, and can also be used in acupuncture and moxibustion of traditional Chinese medicine.
There are more than 16 million people of Zhuang nationality in China, mainly distributed in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Wenshan Zhuang Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan Province. The application of Zhuang medicine mainly focuses on the Zhuang people, and the surrounding Miao, Yao and Dong nationalities also exchange and cross-use. The thread-point moxibustion therapy of Zhuang medicine, because of its convenient application and good curative effect, has been popularized to the whole country as a suitable technology in rural areas.