What is Moxibustion?
This alternative form of medicine has been used for hundreds of years to relieve chills from the body and to naturally rebalance an individual’s qi. Traditionally used in combination with Acupuncture, these treatments aim to warm the body and remove stagnation in order to restore your body back to its best. Although gentle enough to be used on people of all ages, this treatment does involve the burning the Mugwort (a traditional herb) so people with asthma should check with their practitioner before organising an appointment.
How Does It Work?
Moxibustion involves the burning of a traditional herb called Mugwort, with this material available in a range of tools and applications. Cigar-like moxa rolls, raw rice grain size pieces and compressed smokeless sticks and cones are just some of the forms this herb can take, with boxes and specifically designed acupuncture needles also used as tools to deliver the warming effects of this traditional therapy.
After the practitioner has assessed your body and identified your areas of ill-health, the healing moxibustion treatment will begin. Once the mugwort has begun to burn, our practitioner will either place the grain type moxa directly on your body to provide direct healing, or use a moxa roll slightly above your skin in order to provide indirect healing. Both of these treatments help to remove damp and cold from the body, with acupuncture being recommended for individuals who require a more intense treatment.
What Conditions Can Be Treated With Moxibustion?
Moxibustion can be used to naturally treat a wide range of physical and health related issues, with the most common including:
• Breech baby
• Muscle cramps & strains
• Digestive disorders
• Painful periods
• Sexual issues
• Poor concentration
• Memory loss / fogginess
• Sports injuries
• Pain that worsens with cold (i.e old injuries, sprains or breaks)
• Colds & Flus