Moxibustion

Is a traditional Chinese therapy that involves the burning of dried Mugwort (ai ye) or moxa at specific acu-points along the meridians. This heat therapy is intended to stimulate the circulation of Qi and blood within the body. Moxa can be used in various forms such as moxa cones usually placed directly on body, moxa sticks which are held over the points and warming needles, a technique in which the moxa is placed on top of the acupuncture needle after it is inserted into the selected point. Moxibustion is useful in treating various conditions including:

  • Digestive disorders
  • Gynecological disorders
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Certain types of arthritis
  • Back pain