Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy where dried mugwort (moxa) is burned on or near certain points or locations of the Healthy Body.
Mugwort leaf, also known as wormwood or artemisia vulgaris is dried and then the leaves are processed into various grades of moxa wool. The most common forms of moxa are Stick and Loose. Moxa sticks are made from a compressed herbal composition and look like a cigar. An end is lit and different techniques are used close to certain acupoints or over areas of pain. Loose moxa looks spongy and the practitioner forms it into cones. An ointment is used on the skin as a barrier and the moxa cones are placed on the ointment and lit
Moxa provides warmth to the 12 primary channels restoring the free flow of qi and blood, expels cold and stagnation helps regulate menstruation, reproductive issues, arthritis, digestive disorders, pain relief, ease the fetus, turn a breech baby, and support the immune system.
The treatment brings a sense of calm and relaxation. Regular moxibustion is said to penetrate all the meridians eliminating hundreds of diseases.