What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a treatment that uses an herb called Mugwort. It is a special preperation of the herb that is refined down to be placed on the end of needle or directly on the skin. This herb grows wild in California. Moxibustion may be burned on the handlle of a needle, directly on the skin, on salt or on a slice of ginger. This technique is used to “warm” acupuncture points or areas on the acupuncture channels to increase Qi and blood flow and treat cold conditions that are presenting in the body. This approach has a relaxing and comforting affect. Moxibustion can also be used as an alternative to a needle. So a great way to stimulate points for a needle sensative person. Moxibustion does carry a distict smell of smoke.

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