Now that we’ve had the acupuncture needles
in Johnnie here, working on his back pain, we want to add a little extra effort to it
and do a little bit better job, so we’re going to use what’s called moxibustion. And there’s
a number of different ways to utilize moxibustion. This is one of the more interesting ones.
If you ever seen the old Steven Segal movie, he had actually moxibustion on the needles.
So, what we actually do is put a small amount of moxi on the needle. We’re going to do that
on two of them where he’s getting some discomfort. And that one we need to adjust a little bit.
There we go, I think we’re going to do the same to that one. And once we get the moxibustion
on the needle, we’re going to light those so that they smolder, and he’s barely going
to feel anything. It’s just going to be a slight warming sensation with these moxibustion
points on these two needles to strengthen his bones and strengthen his back. The nice
thing about moxi, it’s very gentle. It’s not a lot of discomfort at all for the patient,
and it helps to move the blood and deal with stagnation which is what causes pain in many
cases. So, these will take about three to five minutes to burn through, and so he’ll
gently start to see a slight increase in the warmth, and always the acupuncturist will
monitor what’s going on in case it’s discomfort and gets too warm for anybody. So, as you
can see these are burning slowly. And in about another minute or so, he’ll start to get some,
a feeling of warmth in those and a little extra stimulation but it’s a pleasant stimulation
that those give. So, we can use this for a variety of different treatments, from anything
from digestive problems to pain.