Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine technique that involves the burning of mugwort, a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing. Moxibustion has been used throughout Asia for thousands of years; in fact, the actual Chinese character for acupuncture, translated literally, means "acupuncture-moxibustion." The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of traditional Chinese medicine, is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi, and maintain general health.
Moxibustion is most commonly used around the abdomen and feet. It is particularly known for it’s ability to turn breeched babies, but also has many other benefits. Moxa is used with certain health issues where there are deficiencies of energy.
Moxibustion can also help with joint pain, arthritis, diarrhea, kidney stones, menstrual cramps, infertility, sperm motility and more…
Moxa therapy or moxibustion is a common health therapy practiced in China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet and Mongolia. It is a “warming” technique using the herb mugwort or Ai Ya. Moxibustion helps to increase blood circulation, tonify energy, stimulate the digestive system and boost the immune.