MOXIBUSTION

Moxibustion involves burning herbs and applying the resulting heat to specific points on the body. A technique used in traditional Chinese medicine and in Tibetan medicine, moxibustion is typically administered in conjunction with acupuncture .It may be burned on the handle of the needle, above the skin, or on salt and Ginger. The burning of mugwort or wormwood is more commonly known as moxa it gives warmth to the body by activating relevant meridians.

The heat generated during moxibustion helps increase the flow of vital energy (also known as “qi” or “chi”) throughout the body  via certain pathways (known as “meridians”). In traditional Chinese medicine, stimulating the flow of chi is considered essential to achieving health and wellness. In fact, physical and mental health problems are thought to develop (in part) as a result of blockages in the flow of chi.

Moxa is a specific treatment with heat on neuro physiological points, particularly with chronic diseases and severe pain.

Caveats

Moxibustion is considered unsafe for people with diabetes. What’s more, oils from mugwort and wormwood may cause toxic reactions when taken internally. If you’re considering the use of Acupuncture or moxibustion for any type of health condition, make sure to consult your doctor before undergoing treatment. It’s especially important to talk to your doctor if you’re considering the use of Acupuncture or moxibustion while pregnant.