Moxibustion is an adjunct therapy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It involves the burning of the moxa herb artemisia vulgaris on or above the skin at acupuncture points. It includes direct moxibustion using moxa sticks and indirect moxibustion using monkshood cakes or ginger, garlic slices to insulate the skin.
Patients may experience a pleasant heating sensation that penetrates deep into the skin, but should not experience any pain, burning, blistering or scarring unless the moxa is left in place for too long.
In traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion may be used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa may be used to expel cold and warm the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. It may help ease pain symptoms such as menstrual cramps, enhances physiological and immune functions of the body.
- Restores Energy Balance through Heat Treatment
- Improves Qi & Blood Circulation
- Enhances Organ Function
- Pain Management
- An adjunct to acupuncture, it is commonly used as a warming agent