Moxibustion or “Moxa” is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “mugwort ” are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the body, strengthen the blood and maintain general health.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine Moxibustion is used for protection against cold and flu strains, pain due to injury or arthritis, digestive problems, Gynecological and obstetrical conditions, including breech presentation in late term pregnancy.
Moxibustion therapy usually takes around 10-30 minutes depending on what is being treated during the session. It is used to great effect in tandem with acupuncture points, enhancing and maximizing the effects of the acupuncture needles. It is a comfortable sensation and usually very relaxing.