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Moxibustion

Heat Therapy


Service Description

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia Argyi or A. Vulgaris), and could be used in a pole or cigar shape, as loose moxa, or moxa cones. In the U.S., practitioners generally hold a burning moxa stick close to, but not touching, the surface of the skin. In this method, the moxa material is compressed into a stick, pole or cigar shape, that can be lit and allowed to smolder, producing a unique form of penetrating. The glowing end of the moxa stick is held about an inch or two above the surface of the skin until the area warms up. Moxibustion is used for: Protection against cold and flu strains Pain due to injury or arthritis, especially in "cold" patterns where the pain naturally feels better with the application of heat Digestive problems and irregular elimination Gynecological and obstetrical conditions, including breech presentation in late-term pregnancy

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