Moxibustion

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is the gentle application of heat to acupoints, or areas of the body in need of treatment, through the burning of herbs such as Mugwort, which are compressed into different shapes such as a ‘stick’ or ‘cone’ to allow ease of application.  Moxibustion is wonderful for nourishing and moving Blood and Qi, and feels very relaxing and soothing.  Studies have shown that the application of Moxibustion increases the amount and activity of white blood cells in the area treated.  This of course makes Moxibustion a valuable addition to the treatment of any musculoskeletal, digestive… well, most problems really.  Smokeless moxa is used in clinic for both your comfort and that of the practitioner, however if you are sensitive to smells, this therapy may not be best suited to your needs.