According to the Chinese medicine theory (including acupuncture) based on 'holism' and 'preventative medicine treatment', the 3 periods between December to January after the summer solstice are known as 'San Fu Tian'(Three summer days of the most intense heat). The three 'Fu' days are known as 'Initial Fu', 'Intermediate Fu' and 'Late Fu'. There are 'Three Summer Days' in each year, starting from the 3rd geng day counting from the summer solstice in the lunar calendar, selected according to the heavenly stem and the earthly branches (numerological energy based on I-Ching).
During this period in summer, the weather is at its hottest and the yang qi is at its peak. Using the human-and-nature corresponding relationship, this is the best time to boost the yang (warm and active) qi in the body, so that when the winter comes the body is warm and the hand and feet won't be cold, and the diseases that are triggered by the cold can be prevented from aggravating or occurring. The treatment is based on the principle "in the summer, nourish yang, in the winter nourish yin."
During this time in summer, with the absence of cold, patients that undergo the “San Fu Tien Moxibustion Therapy” of “Curing Winter Diseases in summer” indicated in ancient Chinese medical book, are clinically proven to receive 70% or higher preventive effect against diseases of chronic and cold nature, often occurring in the winter.
The San Fu Moxibustion Therapy is a medicinal paste using traditional Chinese medicine of warm and pungent nature, with phlegm-expelling and cold removal properties, and applying it onto specific acupressure points that can help disperse cold and transform phlegm, boost yang qi, warm the lungs, boost the kidney, and secure the root of qi. This allows to treat the root of the disease rather than the branch or the symptom, thereby eliminating the disease or preventing the symptoms before the winter arrives.
The Three Fu Days in 2020 are:
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Over which acupuressure points are the San Fu Moxibustion paste applied?
Feishu, Dingchuan, Dazhui, Fengmen and various related acupressure points depending on the condition being treated for.
Q: Application of San Fu Moxibustion treatment:
Apply the San Fu Moxibustion patches on for 4-8 hours and remove thereafter. Do this for 3 days consecutively. Take a hot shower or bath after the removal of patches.
Keep the diet light. Avoid spicy food, cold food, meat or fish and fermented food, food susceptible to trigger allergy, tobacco, and wine.
For areas of dressing presenting with rash and blisters, please sterilize the skin, cover with sterile gauze and visit your GP.
Q: Who can get San Fu Moxibustion treatment?
People who are prone to hayfever, sinuitis, asthma, stiff and tight shoulders, weak lumbar and lower back pain, prone to illnesses or with low immunity.
Allergic rhinitis, chronic bronchitis, asthma.
People with weak physique, cold limbs, and easily catching a cold repeatedly.
This treatment is good for all diseases cold in nature - respiratory diseases such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, chronic cough, emphysema, those easily chilled or catching frequent colds, chronic rhinitis, sinusitis and pharyngitis, in addition to patients with a generally weak constitution. This particularly is true for the elderly and children under the age of 14 who suffer from respiratory diseases.
Other diseases include chronic diarrhea and enteritis, arthritis caused by cold dampness (particularly in the elderly), dribbling or frequent urination, numbness, facial paralysis and subsequent to stroke.
Q: Are there any contraindications to the treatment?
Sore throat, fever, inflammatory symptoms.
Infectious disease such as pneumonia.
Skin likely to react or sensitive/have allergy.
Some of the herbs used can promote blood circulation therefore may not be suitable for children or pregnant woman; the herbs can also be stimulating so those who have sensitive skin should avoid this treatment.
If you dislike needles and suffer from any of the conditions above, book online with Amy or contact via email if you have any queries!