Moxa, or moxibustion, is another tool we have in our quiver. This technique adds warmth to the body, on the surface and more deeply.
The principle in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, the that heat creates movement. For some conditions, adding heat in a specific area is just the thing the patient needs.
Moxa is used as a stand-along therapy or with needling at acupuncture points or with acupressure.
The uses for moxibustion are diverse, from boosting immunity and internal disease to speeding healing in injury. Some examples of moxibustion use are for fertility, chronic pain, and chronic stomach ache.
There are many types of moxa and many ways it is administered.
To learn more contact us at Mountaintop Acupuncture.