TIAN JIU (天灸:HEAVENLY MOXIBUSTION) THERAPY FOR ALLERGIC RHINITIS & BOOSTING IMMUNE SYSTEM


In China, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has a long history of using Tian Jiu therapy as a measure to prevent respiratory conditions (asthma, COPD, allergic rhinitis, chronic bronchitis and sinusitis etc.) Tian Jiu therapy as an external application is also known as “drug moxibustion” or “vesiculating moxibustion.” Herbal patches are applied on the selected acupoints or the diseased part. Traditionally, a Chinese Medicine strategy is to “treat winter ailments in the summer.” Tian Jiu therapy is a significant theory of preventive medicine that has been passed down and practiced for generations.


TIAN JIU THERAPY IS ESPECIALLY EFFECTIVE FOR ALLERGIC RHINITIS (AR)


Allergic rhinitis (AR), which can be acute or chronic, is one of the most common allergic diseases. The conventional treatment of AR symptoms, such as nasal obstruction, rhinorrhea, sneezing, and itching, includes the use of intranasal corticosteroids, oral anti-histamines with or without decongestants, immunotherapy, and education. Substantial numbers of patients with AR are dissatisfied with conventional medical treatment and repeatedly experience side effects. As a result, many AR sufferers are turning to complementary and alternative treatments. Among them, Chinese medicine, including herbal medicine, acupuncture and Tian Jiu herapy, are frequently used to manage AR in East Asia.

Currently, clinical studies have showed that Tian Jiu therapy is effective in treating Allergic rhinitis. They have found that Tian Jiu therapy is better than placebo for treating clinical symptoms and signs as well as improving quality of life. Tian Jiu therapy group had lower scores for sneezing, rhinorrhea and nasal stuffiness after finishing therapy when compared with the control group and also showed significant improvement. The mechanisms of Tian Jiu therapy, which have been studied in recent years, show that it can inhibit the release of mast cell mediators and modulate serum IgE levels, lymphocyte and/or macrophage activity.

THE SPECIFIC DAYS SAN FU

The treatment is traditionally done on specific days (Sanf:三伏) in summer according to the Chinese calendar and Daoist astrology- hence the name "heavenly" since it is in part based on where we are in the heavens at that time of year.

In the Chinese Lunar Calendar, Sanfu refers to the three 10-day periods that are predicted to be the hottest days of the year, which are called Toufu(初伏-July 17, 2018), Zhongfu (中伏-July 27, 2018) and Mofu (三伏-August 16, 2018). Sanfu is between mid-July to mid-August.

Although, it's not necessary to follow the exact traditional dates. You can receive the treatment any time between July-Aug in 7-10 days of interval up to 3 times.

THE COST FOR THE TIAN JIU THERAPY AT YOON CLINIC

  • The Tian Jiu therapy is $40 per session.

  • The Tian Jiu therapy - 3 session package deal is $100.

  • FREE initial consultation for the Tian Jiu therapy.

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