Moxibustion is a Chinese technique that can be incorporated into an Acupuncture session, when needed. Moxa (which is utilised in Moxibustion) is the herbal substance which is commonly used , it is commonly known as mugwort (AiYe in Chinese), which has a unique warming / Yang quality . In order to activate these properties the moxa herb is ignited and positioned at about one inch away from the surface of the skin, as to bring warmth to the desired acupuncture point.
Moxibustion therapy can be integrated into a treatment session through a variety of different applications, such as: Stick Moxa (which looks like a big cigar), loose moxa (which can be combined with Ginger, Salt or by itself), direct (rice grain) moxa or on the end of a needle.
Moxibustion is a safe and effective procedure
Moxa is used for pain and deficient conditions, its warming qualities enhance circulation to a particular area. It is clinically effective for common conditions such as: Acute and Chronic Pain (Frozen Shoulder, Back pain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), digestive upset (Diarrhoea, IBS), Women's Disorders, and sexual function (Impotence, Decreased Libido etc.)