Book an Appointment


Moxibustion Helps to Relieve Abdominal Pain Caused by Menstruation

Women Health


26 AUG 2020



Abdominal pain caused by menstruation


Dysmenorrhea, also known as painful periods or menstrual cramps, is pain experienced prior to/during menstruation. This is a common sight in gynecology.




The symptoms are bloating and pain in the abdominal/breast/chest areas, during, pre, and post menstruation period. Pain experienced pre-menstruation is usually due to accumulation of pathogenic cold, during menstruation is usually due to stagnation of Qi and blood, post-menstruation is usually due to Qi and blood deficiency.



Overview of Moxibustion


Moxibustion is a type of heat therapy in which ‘moxa’ is burnt near the surface of the skin, at specific areas of the body, for preventive and curative purposes. This method of heat therapy triggers excess blood supply at the parts of the surface of the skin and the expansion of capillaries. This improves blood and lymphatic circulation, leading to high metabolic capacity, accelerating the absorption and dispersion of inflammation, adhesion, exudate, and hematoma. Ultimately, it helps to promote the absorption of the medication into the body.


Principles of Moxibustion


1. Moxibustion makes use of burnt ‘moxa’ at specific acupoints to treat diseases, and helps to replenish the Yang and Qi, warm and invigorate the flow of the meridians and the collaterals, disperse the stagnation and blockage. Moxibustion can be used to treat or maintain one’s health, these benefits are dependent on the acupoints chosen for this treatment.


2. The nature of ‘moxa’ is warm, good at invigorating the flow of meridian, regulating qi and blood, dispelling cold and dampness, stanch bleeding, stabilizing pregnancy. The process of moxibustion involves the burning of  ‘moxa’ or other related herbs at specific acupoints. Throughout this process, it can boost the circulation of the Qi and Blood, strengthen the body, and expel the pathogens.


Using moxibustion for dysmenorrhea



Unique points on each meridian can be selected
Bladder meridian: Upper Crevice(Bl-31), Second Crevice(Bl-32), Middle Crevice(Bl-33), Lower Crevice(Bl-34), Shenshu(Bl-23)
Kidney meridian: Zhaohai(KD-6)
Conception Vessel: Guanyuan(Ren-4), Shenque(Ren-8), Zhongji(Ren-3), Zhongwan(Ren-12)
Spleen meridian: Sanyinjiao(SP-6)
Liver meridian: Qimen(Liv-14), Taichong(Liv-3)
Stomach meridian: Zu San Li(St-36), Tianshu(St-25)


Moxibustion is advised to start one week before menstruation, with four chosen acupoints to complement partial and remote acupuncture. The usual treatment duration for moxibustion involves three to four menstrual cycles. During the menstruation period, do take note of personal hygiene and nutrition. Avoid the cold, over-exhaustion, large emotional changes, as well as raw/cold food.

About the author


Therapist 治疗师

100AM Mall

  • Area of Interest: Bust Care, Facial Guasha, Ovary Care, Lymphatic Drainage.
  • Kelly has many years of working in women's clinics, treating patients with fertility issues and irregular periods. She has also done bust and ovary care treatments in wellness centres. Kelly is able to achieve results in bust lifting within one session, which is especially suitable for breastfeeding mothers
  • 擅长: 胸部护理, 脸部刮痧, 卵巢护理, 淋巴排毒.
  • Kelly有多年妇科调理的經验,专门帮助不孕以及经期不顺的女生做生理调理,有多年在养生馆做胸部和卵巢手法护理与治疗。Kelly能够在一疗程之内让胸部马上提升增大,特别是哺乳后胸部下垂的人同时对经常在电脑前工作的人慢性疼痛頭鳥腹背酸痛有很好的疗效。

全身推拿 + 足底 Whole body massage + Foot Massage

脸部刮痧 Facial Guasha
淋巴排毒 Lymphatic drainage
减肥推拿/治疗 Slimming massage/treatment
丰胸按摩 Bust Care
卵巢保养 Ovary care
其他: 调理月经 Other: Regulating menstruation