People who suffer from constant circulation or cold feeling in the hands and feet can greatly benefit from moxibustion. （Photo/CGTN）
Fire moxibution is handy in warming and re-energizing the body and elevating "yang qi," which helps people to resist cold and damp conditions.
"I feel worn out easily. And my legs and arms always feel cold. After undergoing the fire moxibustion treatment, I feel stronger and more comfortable," said a patient who had just finished his ginger moxibustion, in which fresh ginger is smashed and placed on the selected acupoints.
"I went to hospital for treatment for my knees and lower back. Initially, I felt better, but soon the pain returned. Then I had acupuncture and moxibustion treatment here and I feel pretty good. It's particularly effective on my back because now I can straighten it more easily, and I don't feel exhausted after doing housework," said another patient.
Moxibustion is not only used for pain relief, but also for treating anxiety, insomnia, infertility and much more.
Zhao's department receives nearly 2,000 outpatients for moxibustion every month, with a 13 percent increase year-on-year. Many of them come from surrounding provinces.
With more people paying attention to their health and well-being, fire moxibustion may soon become well-known to many more across China.