Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a practice of traditional Chinese medicine that stimulates acupoints in order to promote the body’s ability to heal itself. The heat produced by moxibustion penetrates deeply into the body restoring the balance and flow of vital energy or Qi.

Moxibustion is commonly used for people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The moxa is burned to warm up the blood and qi thereby promoting the circulation. It is also used for improving general health, treating chronic conditions such as arthritis and digestive disorders such as ulcerative colitis. A randomised controlled trial also indicates that approximately 70℅ of breech babies will turn using this method.

The two main types of moxibustion are direct and indirect. At..........we use indirect moxibustion, the method most commonly used today, which involves either burning moxa on top of an acupuncture needle, holding a burning moxa stick above the skin for a few minutes or by placing a layer of ginger or salt on the person’s skin with a burning moxa cone on top of it. Smokeless moxa can be used for people with respiratory conditions.