Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tao of Love And Sex: Moxibustion For Female Energies


Moxibustion is a separate Chinese and Taoist therapeutic method. It is easily learned because it is applied according to symptomatic principles. For all types of fatigue and energy or blood deficiency, moxibustion is the method of choice for strengthening the energies. For more complete information regarding the practice of moxibustion at home, refer to the previous chapter on the male sexual Tao.


Also called pingyi, the huiyin point, located on the Ren channel, is at the center of the perineum, between the scrotum and the anus in males and between the posterior vulva junction and the anus in females. Massaging this point, which lies at the intersection of the Ren, Du, and Chong channels, helps regularize menstruation, improves the functioning of the genital apparatus, and tones the kidneys. Moxibustion of the huiyin point is useful in treating such afflictions as infertility and menstrual problems and can prevent seminal emissions and premature ejaculation in men and fortify the constitution.

Shenque, a point on the Ren channel, located in the middle of the abdomen, at the center of the navel, can tone the spleen, kidneys, and yang and improve the gastric and intestinal functions. Shenque means "traversed by the divine breath"; it is used in the treatment of infertility caused by uterine coldness and renal asthenia.

Also called changxi or gumen, this point is situated on the abdomen, two thumb widths to the side of the navel. It lies on the stomach channel of foot yang-min. Moxibustion of this point can regularize the gastric and intestinal functions and vital energy and treat female sexual problems and irregular periods.

Sometimes called cimen or dantian, this point, also on the Ren channel, is located on the anterior midline of the lower abdomen, three thumb widths below the navel. It can fortify not only the sexual functions but the general physical constitution as well. It is particularly useful in treating ailments caused by asthenia, such as asthma, enuresis (urinary incontinence), hernia, hematuria, abdominal pains, diarrhea, irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, and hemorrhagic diathesis.

This point lies on the anterior midline of the lower ab-domen, four millimeters below the navel. It is useful in the treatment and prevention of sexual problems. It is also use- ful in treating the following ailments: enuresis, hernia, urethral atresia, irregular periods, vaginal discharges, pruritis vulva (vulva itching), and asthenia of yang, and, in men, seminal emissions and impotence.

The shenshu point, on the urinary bladder channel of foot yang-min, is found on the lower back, below the protrusion of the second lumbar vertebra, one and a half thumb widths from the posterior midline. It is used to tone the kidneys. It is also useful in treating ailments such as enuresis, irregular periods, vaginal discharges, weakness in the lumbar region and knees, and internal lesions and general debilitation caused by overwork; in men, it helps to treat seminal emissions and impotence. Moxibustion of this point helps tone the kidneys, strengthen the constitution, improve renal function, and slow premature aging.

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