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What is moxibustion?

Moxibustion is another therapeutic method of Chinese medicine, commonly use in conjunction with with acupuncture.

An ancient technique practiced since about 500 BCE, moxibustion involves burning ground mugwort to warm certain points along your body.

Mugwort, or artemisia, is a flowering plant in the daisy family.

How does it work?

Mugwort leaves are dried into wool and condensed into small sticks, cones or rice size pieces called moxa, which are then lit and used to warm points on your body and relieve a variety of conditions.

The warmth travels through the 12 meridians, stimulating the acupuncture points to regulate qi and blood, dispel cold, warm yang and prevent diseases to maintain overall well-being.

What are its therapeutic benefits?

Moxibustion are generally used for conditions that are related to cold pathogens or deficiencies.

Moxibustion can be used to treat joint conditions, indigestion, organ prolapse, gastrointestinal issues, menstrual cramps, infertility.

It’s also commonly used for breech pregnancy. Moxibustion has been shown to be an effective way to get a baby to turn around on its own, without medical intervention.