Traditional Chinese Medicine and Kung Fu have always been a part of Chinese traditional culture. TCM is used to treat people’s illness, and Kung Fu practice is used for self healing, maintaining health and prevent illness - hence TCM and Kung Fu are very much linked together.
At Kung Fu Zen Garden Retreat, alongside Kung fu training you can get experience of the external therapy of TCM, including acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping therapy ,etc. On the issue of prevention and treatment of disease, external therapy of TCM coincides with the internal therapy of TCM.
External therapy follows the theory of correspondence between man and universe,and regulates the balance of yin-yang of people by combining idea and physical means. It is secure, convenient and effective, and it’s especially suitable for the persons who are unable to take the medicine.
In the environment full of Zen, the combination of external therapy of TCM and traditional Kung Fu practice will give you the opportunity to gain your best physical and mental healthy state.
Moxibustion therapy refers to the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses heated moxa (dried mugwort), when burning the moxa releases a “tonifying” energy that flows through the needles (when combined with Acupuncture) and enter the body to increase the energy of a specific area or simply heat it up. Moxa can also be applied directly on the skin, on precisely chosen acupuncture points for a specific action or burned closely enough in a way that the smoke coming out of it will enter and warm those spots in the deeper levels of the body.
In ancient China it was one of the most important health longevity practice, recent studies have shown that it enhance blood cells production, blood and lymph circulation, and improve the overall immune system greatly when applied correctly.
Moxibustion is also great to treat winter diseases:
rheumatism, asthma, chronic bronchitis, hypersensitive rhinitis, obstructed sinuses because of allergies, cold feet and hands, chronic pharyngitis, tonsils, weak immune system, chronic stomach infection, chronic colonitis and diarrhea or dysentery, erectile disfunction, period pain, extra sensitivity to cold, weak liver and stomach.