Moxibustion or Moxa at Acute Acupuncture Wellington
Updated: 6 days ago
Moxibustion or Moxa is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that involves the burning of a herb called mugwort on or near the skin to stimulate acupuncture points and promote healing in the body. This practice has been used for thousands of years in China and is still widely used today in acupuncture clinics, Acute Acupuncture, and alternative healthcare settings around the world. Moxibustion is often used in conjunction with acupuncture. However Moxibustion can also be used as a standalone therapy. The mugwort herb is dried and then ground or processed into a cake or stick, which is then lit and held above or applied directly to the skin at the acupuncture point. The heat from the burning mugwort penetrates the skin and stimulates the blood flow in the body, promoting healing and balancing of the body's systems. Studies have shown that moxibustion can be effective in treating a wide range of health conditions, including chronic pain, digestive disorders, menstrual disorders, and even infertility. It is also commonly used to boost the immune system and promote relaxation and stress relief. One of the unique benefits of moxibustion is that it can be used on areas of the body that may be difficult to access with acupuncture needles, such as the lower back or abdomen. It is also a gentle and non-invasive therapy that can be comfortable for patients of all ages. While moxibustion is generally safe, it should always be administered by a trained practitioner to ensure proper technique and prevent burns or other adverse effects. Patients with certain health conditions, such as pregnancy or certain skin conditions, may need to avoid moxibustion or use it with caution. Overall, moxibustion is a valuable and time-tested therapy that can be a useful addition to your healthcare regime. Its combination of gentle heat and targeted stimulation can provide powerful healing benefits for a wide range of health conditions, making it a modality worth considering for anyone looking to improve their health and wellbeing. Ask your Practitioner at Acute Acupuncture to see if moxibustion is right for you. Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post. If you have more questions feel free to click the link below.