Usually people think of acupuncture treatment as a form of treatment with needles. But in fact there is another procedure that complements this type of treatment also, which is known as moxibustion. This procedure uses burning moxa (made of a certain kind of grass leaves, into a solid cone) on selected acupuncture points in order to treat diseases. This procedure is different from the needle treatment as it also generates heat, which gets pumped into the body by the burning moxa. The moxa treatment is highly effective for people who experience certain kinds of cold symptoms, because of the heat that is generated. A downside of this procedure if you do not handle it well is that the patient can get burnt, and have scar on the skin after the treatment. Due to fire regulation in many facilities, practitioners tend to avoid this procedure in their practice.
Answer to the question from my last post -- the acupuncture procedure only temporarily block the flow, often in a distal position away from the site with health condition, and most importantly it does not actually block the energy flow, although it does impede flow of blood in a sense, it in fact stimulates energy flow as in essence the treatment interact not with the material body, but with the "energy body". The difference in view in this issue, on how does acupuncture work, is one of the ways to distinguish true, original Chinese medicine from its hybrid counterpart, as the latter talks about blood flow and interaction with different parts of the physical body, instead of speaking in terms of energy flow and how to manipulate the needle in order to restore the healthy flow of energy in the body.
Mark Ma is the principal at Acupuncture One, which is a clinic dedicated to practicing pure, original Chinese medicine. Mark inherited the knowledge and skills directly from Grand Masters in the field. This rare heritage enables Mark to provide exceptional services to clients.