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A Book Is Born

I’ve been busy since my last post March 4th. Had a lot to learn about publishing on Amazon’ Kindle, more about that later, but I did it with a little help from my friends. So, I am proud to announce my new ebook Moxibustion for Pain Relief, which introduces an ancient Chinese method of relieving pain that is finding favor with pain suffers today. Moxibustion soothes the acupoints to stimulate circulation and pain reducing hormones. Heating acupoints is a soothing way to relieve pain and it is fast and effective.

My book covers the history and health benefits of moxibustion, especially the moxa stick first written about in 1717 in China, wherein it was called the Grand Ultimate Divine Needle, or simply, The Magic Needle. The needle magically relieves pain when the burning tip of the needle is suspended over the sore spot; the needle never touches the skin.

Patients often comment, “I find the moxa therapy as beneficial as acupuncture, but less uncomfortable than needles. The moxa feels soothing and relaxing.”  See a recent post Moxibustion for Pain

The idea for this ebook came while researching a textbook for massage therapists on the use of the moxa stick. I discovered some famous teachers and practitioners who used moxa therapy in China and in the West. This surprised me in view of how little moxibustion is used by acupuncturists today. Yet, acclaimed sages praised it, often noting the burning moxa stick method is quick, safe, and effective in relieving pain. I want to raise awareness of the 300-year anniversary of the moxa stick coming in 2017.

No cure-all for chronic pain has been discovered; however, when one treatment fails to work, I try another. Moxibustion does not relieve all types of pain; however, trying it is a wise practice because most pain can be benefited. Examples and case histories are included in this book.

I have developed and currently teach a moxa-pressure technique that soothes and relieves most pain. Regular treatments have a lasting reduction in chronic pain.

Oh yes I wanted to tell about MY PAIN in publishing my book Moxibustion for Pain Relief, as an ebook on Amazon. It is expensive and that make me want to save money, do-it-myself, but ouch. I have avoided tinkering with HTML code since my first website.

However, I could not publish my book without proper formatting and I knew what that meant because in my youth I programmed with several computer codes. My book would need HTML formatting and I knew I could edit the HTML code myself, but I have avoided coding for the last 20 years. Because of a barrier I firmly planted in consciousness, my coding days were over.

So if I wanted this book published inexpensively, I would have to confront and accept HTML code. At least it’s easy to work with. Coding in the early days of computers was tedious and brain straining as was the rest of the brainwork required as a systems engineer so I was looking forward to no more coding in the healing arts.

However after starting my alternative medical career in 1983, I saw the need to write a relational database to run my office. I knew I could do it but it would be a painfully long time in my life. So when that was over, I said ‘never again.’ Oh well HTML isn’t that bad with a good software editor.

And a book is born; Moxibustion for Pain Relief tells the fascinating story of the spread of the moxa stick from east to west and the benefits this type of therapy can achieve.

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