Moxibustion Treatment Procedure
- The Process
- Side Effects
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Moxibustion is a classic Chinese medicine treatment which involves the application of heat to specific acupuncture points to warm the body, increase blood flow and nourish the immune system.
It involves burning moxa, a cone or stick made of ground mugwort leaves, on or near your body’s meridians and acupuncture points.
Practitioners believe that the resulting heat helps stimulate these points and improves the flow of qi (energy) in your body. According to traditional Chinese medicine practices, this increased qi circulation can help with a range of health issues, from chronic pain to digestive troubles.
Moxibustion is performed by our qualified acupuncturists. Moxa can be applied to the body directly, on top of an acupuncture needle, or from a distance using a moxa stick. It produces a pleasant and warming sensation, and is often used to enhance the effect of acupuncture treatments.
The procedure warms specific regions of the body, identified as meridian points, a concept similar to acupuncture points. Heat is applied to acupoints by burning compressed powdered herbal material. The intention is to stimulate circulation and make blood flow more freely. Ancient Chinese concepts believe that the warmth makes up for the “yang deficiency” that causes cold and other problems in a person’s body.
Different people will observe results at varying intervals,depending on their particular constitution and on which ailments were treated. Generally, however, moxibustion takes its effects gradually, and it is not a technique that will immediately show its full range of effects.
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