Moxibustion is a science, but people may have many questions with it. For example, many don’t know how long moxibustion is appropriate and whether it is good to have moxibustion in the morning or evening! Today, we will introduce moxibustion to you and  explain the effect of moxibustion in the long time.

What is the suitable duration for each moxibustion session? There are many online sayings about the time of moxibustion. As an experienced moxibustion practitioner, I want to share my opinions and suggestions.

Situation 1:

If you use moxibustion frequently, you can apply moxibustion for about 40 minutes to an hour at each acupoint on the waist and abdomen. Some people feel very good with moxibustion. At the end of the session, the moxibustion sensation can be very strong, which shows that the body is eager for moxibustion. At this time, you have to continue moxibustion.

If there are acupuncture points on the arms or legs, apply moxibustion for each acupoint for about 15 to 20 minutes. If you feel comfortable, it will be fine for longer time moxibustion.

Situation 2:

Not every person’s body constitution, condition, etc. is different! Some people are not suitable for moxibustion for an extended time. Let’s take a simple example. People with weaker health conditions sometimes have to go to moxibustion step by step, so that their body can adapt slowly. Conditioning the body step by step is also for your own good. Then we may start moxibustion for more than ten minutes. After ten and a half months of moxibustion, the body will adapt to the process. Then we gradually increase the moxibustion time. For example, for each session, the time is increased to 20 to 30 minutes, and then 30 to 40 minutes. Increase your time for moxibustion in minutes slowly and step by step!

Moxibustion time: better in the morning or evening:

The above solves the problem of moxibustion time, and let’s talk to you about whether it is better to have moxibustion in the morning or evening. Regarding this issue, it’s up to your own time! Many people are under heavy pressure, and there is no extra time for them to go to professional clinics during the day. If so, they can only pick their time in the morning or in the evening after getting off work. Many people will choose to finish dinner, go for a walk to help digest food, and then come back to watch TV and start moxibustion. Moxibustion works best when you feel comfortable. And some people come back late from work at night, so they can get moxibustion if they wake up in the next morning but not in a hurry.

In fact, the most suitable time of the day for moxibustion is 9-11 in the morning. At this time, the Yang Qi is relatively strong and best for moxibustion. However, many people are at work at this time, so it is not possible for them to have moxibustion. 

Moxa smoke smells so strong that many people are not used to it. Also, using moxibustion in a hurry will definitely affect the effect of moxibustion. When possible, you can choose to start moxibustion at 9-11 am. If you are not free during the day, moxibustion can also be used at night.

Some people say that moxibustion at night is not good. Generally, moxibustion can be done as long as it is not too late. Some people may suffer from insomnia at night. Moxibustion can replenish Yang Qi, so after moxibustion, they will generally feel better. 

Finally, moxibustion itself is not so restrictive. Do moxibustion as you like. As long as you feel comfortable and effective, then just stick to it! There are too many rules and regulations. On the contrary, too many restrictions for moxibustion will actually affect the effect.