MOXA

What is it?

Moxibustion is a method of heating specific Acupuncture points on the body by burning an herb material close to the skin.

This technique can be used alone or in combination with Acupuncture – the Chinese character for Acupuncture means “acupuncture-moxibustion.

What is MOXA made of?

 

Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A. vlugaris), but it can be made of other herbs as well.

What is moxibustion used for?

  • Stimulating circulation and improving the flow of qi

  • Expelling cold and dampness from the body (“warming the meridians”) to relieve back pain and pain from arthritis and menstrual camping

  • Improving female health issues such as menstrual irregularity, infertility, and breech pregnancy

  • Relieving male health problems such as impotence and poor sperm quality

  • Increasing resistance to cold and flu; this is especially helpful for patients who tend to frequently suffer from contagious viruses that circulate in winter

  • Stimulating the immune system to fight more serious illnesses and to keep the body healthy

  • Regulating the digestive system to relieve constipation and chronic diarrhea

  • Reducing numbness in the fingers and toes

  • Reducing the risk of developing blood clots

  • Easing anxiety disorders and certain symptoms of depression

  • Relieving side effects of conventional cancer treatment

  • Strengthening qi to eliminate general fatigue, leading to increased energy throughout the day

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