Moxibustion Therapy

Moxa treats breeched babies

Moxibustion is a holistic therapy used in Chinese medicine and dates back thousands of years.  The plant “mugwort” is used specifically for its healing properties.  Moxibustion technique is to burn moxa on acupuncture points either above the skin, directly on the skin, or placed on the acupuncture needles.  The benefits of using moxa are to promote healing, circulation of Qi and blood, expel cold and damp from the body, and warm areas of the body and meridians.  Moxa comes in many different forms-cones, loose wool, and incense like sticks. If moxa is going to be used directly on the skin, a burn cream will be applied on the acupuncture point prior to using the moxa.  When moxa is being used, you will feel a sensation of heat on the skin and penetrating deep into the body. 

 

What Does Moxibustion Treat?

  • Musculoskeletal pain and stiffness

  • Tendonitis

  • Arthritis

  • Menstrual cramps 

  • Irregular menses

  • Infertility

  • Breeched pregnancy

  • Digestive disorders

  • Anxiety