Moxibustion is one of the primary therapies in traditional Chinese and Tibetan medicine. It involves the burning of the herb Artemisia Vulgaris, also known as mugwort, over specific points on the body to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of vital energy called Qi, and enhance general health and wellbeing.
In traditional Eastern medicine, moxibustion is used to treat chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, digestive disorders, and ulcers. It also increases circulation to the pelvis and regulates menstruation. In Western medicine, moxibustion is sometimes used to turn breech babies into a normal position before birth.
How Does Moxibustion Work?
There are different ways to administer a moxibustion treatment. The most common methods include:
- Burning the moxa on a stick and holding it above an area that corresponds to an acupoint.
- Burning moxa at the end of an acupuncture needle inserted in a specific acupoint
The treatment generates a radiant heat that restores the balance and flow of Qi throughout your system, thereby promoting the body’s ability to heal itself.
Is Moxibustion Right for Everybody?
Although moxibustion has been a cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, it may not be a suitable treatment for everyone. It is used specifically for patients suffering from cold or stagnant constitutions, so if you have a high fever, wait until it passes before scheduling a treatment.
When rain and cold temperatures result in aches, pains, and illness, moxibustion can be a warm and comforting complement to herbal remedies and acupuncture treatment.
We are currently not offering Moxibustion.