Classical True Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a Chinese Medicine technique that involves burning dried herbs over specific areas or points of the body. The herb commonly used is called mugwort (artemesia vulgaris) – or a blend of mugwort and other herbs -- and is referred to as “moxa.” Moxa comes in many forms: moxa ‘punk’ or loose moxa, sticks of varying sizes, small grains, and many others, and can be burned indirectly over or directly on the body. Moxa’s strong warming quality warms the qi (energy) and blood and improves circulation, especially in disorders characterized by cold, such as menstrual disorders, digestive complaints, and arthritic pain. Moxibustion works in concert with acupuncture to create a synergistic treatment when needed.