Modern society is stressful. Almost no one live a stress-free life. As a result of mental stress, the number of people suffering from depression has significantly increased. The total number of people suffering from mental and emotional illnesses such as autonomic dysfunction, sensory system dysfunction, and phobia continues to increase.
Physical fatigue? Lack of energy and interest in anything? Irritable and anxious? Poor sleep quality? Most of the direct causes of these symptoms are insufficient blood supply to the brain due to body strains such as shoulder sourness and neck stiffness. According to research, people with poor blood supply to the prefrontal lobe of the brain are more likely to suffer from depression, bi-directional affective disorder, and sensory system. The acupoints mentioned below can improve blood supply to the prefrontal lobe of the brain, soothe and stabilize mood, and relieve visual and auditory fatigue. This is the acupoint called "Si Shen Cong" located around Bai Hui acupoint. Bai Hui acupoint is located at the intersection of the line between the tips of the two ears at the top of the head and the line between the center of the two eyebrows and the top of the head. Si Shen Cong acupoints are 3cm before, after, left and right of Baihui. (Please refer to the picture below, image copyright:quizlet.com)
Si Shen Cong acupoints are effective for treating headache, dizziness, insomnia, amnesia, tinnitus and deafness, and blurred vision. Moxibustion at Si Shen Cong (including Baihui) improves the blood circulation of the brain, soothes the mind and mood, and helps improve sleep, vision and hearing. This is also an acupoint that helps restore energy, and it is better to cooperate with ear moxibustion and moxibustion. The "Shawkea i-Moxi Kit" developed by Shao Hui, M.D., is the one of the only moxibustion devices that can directly apply onto the ears. In traditional Chinese medicine, the ear is believed to be where all meridians meet. The acupoints on the ear can regulate the function of the entire body. Moxibustion applied on the acupoints of the ear can improve blood circulation throughout the body, especially for people who often feel cold in their extremities and/or abdomen. For those suffering from neck and shoulder pain, headache, dizziness and various mental and emotional issues, it is recommended to apply moxibustion on the ear prior to other parts of the body.