Moxibustion can be effective in the treatment of chronic bronchitis. For serious cases, comprehensive treatment should be administered. For cough due to cardiopulmonary disease, treating the primary disease should be given priority.
Moxibustion is effective in dispelling cold and releasing the exterior, so it is useful in treating the common cold. Moxibustion can also strengthen the body and thus prevent catching colds in the first place.
The combustion of moxa permits the transmission of heat to the acupoints or other parts of the body that have various pathological changes. It is an external therapy to treat or prevent diseases and promote the health of the body.
There are various types of moxibustion, which can usually be divided into direct and indirect moxibustion.