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What is San Fu Moxa?
San Fu Moxibustion, also referred to as San Fu Moxa, is a Chinese herbal remedy for treatment of respiratory illnesses, and can be used for the treatment of asthma, allergies, and infections. Along with respiratory ailments such as asthma, allergies, and colds, San Fu Moxibustion can also be used in the treatment of some severe conditions, such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Other non-respiratory ailments, like arthritis, numbness and facial paralysis, can be treated with San Fu Moxibustion.
Treatment involves the external application of an herbal paste to specific acu points on the body. This special treatment requires three applications per year, during the hottest, most Yang days of the year, but benefits patients year round. In addition to treating existing respiratory ailments, it can also be used as an effective preventative treatment for colds and flus. Studies have shown that administration of San Fu Moxibustion treatment for three years in a row has a compounded and long-lasting benefit.
Why are treatments only offered in the summer?
San Fu Moxibustion treatments are only offered in the summer, because it is season-specific treatment. It is performed in mid summer, because it is the hottest, most Yang time of the year, and administering treatment during this very Yang period is vital to the efficacy of treatment.
When can I receive a San Fu Moxa treatment?
Evolve Health and Wellness offers San Fu Moxibustion treatment during July and August. Patients are required to sign up for at least 3 days of treatment, as San Fu Moxibustion treatment is applied three separate times over the course of a few weeks. Please be advised that this special treatment is only offered once per year, as this is a season-specific treatment. For more information on San Fu Moxibustion dates for this year, please see our calendar and events page. If you would like to sign up for treatment, or have any additional questions, please call our office at (212) 945-7300.