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What is moxibustion?

Moxibustion Therapy (also called moxa) is an ethereal version of the traditional Oriental therapy using the mugwort herb (Artemisia Vulgaris) burned above your body’s acupressure points. It warms the acupressure points for whatever body concern you want treated giving increased circulation to those meridians. Moxibustion has been used in the traditional medical systems of Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Tibet, and Mongolia. It has been used in conjunction with acupuncture. Often acupuncture needles are warmed with the mugwort herb burned atop the needle. This sends both heat and the vibration of the mugwort herb, commonly known as moxa into the acupuncture point and the corresponding meridian. 

Moxibustion Therapy is wonderful in your morning spiritual hygiene routine because the energy arrives quickly and completes in about ten minutes, increasing your energy and balancing your body’s meridian flows. Moxibustion Therapy releases toxins from your body and increases health.

Moxibustion is used for
  • Pain due to injury or arthritis, especially in "cold" patterns where the pain naturally feels better with the application of heat

  • Digestive problems and irregular elimination

  • Gynecological and obstetrical conditions, including breech presentation in late term pregnancy

  • Protection against cold and flu strains

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