Moxibustion

Moxibustion uses various formulations of the herb mugwort to warm specific body areas of the  body.

When speaking about moxa it is always associated with acupuncture and the modalities are known as Acupuncture & Moxibustion rather than just one or the other as it is done in the west today.

Moxibustion or simply moxa is a heating technique which is applied to a point or certain locations of the body to prevent and treat disease.

A herb called Artemisia Vulgaris a species of Chrysanthemum is used in either loose, cone or stick form. This herb has a bitter acrid quality which creates warmth and increases the yang quality of the body fluids known as Yang (Qi) Yin (blood). Qi has a moving quality and moves the blood thereby regulating any stagnation of these fluids.

Moxa is used in many different ways and is used primarily for cold and pain conditions.

DIRECT MOXA CONE ON A POINT

Indications: Chronic cold deficient conditions such as asthma, diarrhea, indigestion

INDIRECT MOXA WITH GINGER

Indications: weakness of the stomach and spleen with conditions such as: diarrhea, abdominal pain, painful cold joints

INDIRECT MOXA WITH GARLIC

Indications: scrofula, early stage boils, poisonous insects bites

INDIRECT MOXA ON SALT

Indications: used for conditions abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, excess sweating, cold limbs

INDIRECT MOXA WITH NEEDLE

Indications: cold damp numbness with paralysis, frozen shoulder

MOXA STICKS HELD OVER POINT

Indications: joint pain, longevity technique

INDIRECT MOXA IN BOX

Indications: back pain, abdominal pain