Moxabustion is a technique in which a Chinese herb called mugwort or Artemesia Vulgaris is used to apply heat to an acupuncture point.
It is used to treat certain debilitating conditions as well as arthritis and pain.
Moxa is usually rolled into a stick the size of a cigar, lit, and held over specific areas of the body. Moxa can also be placed onto the handle of an acupuncture needle, allowing deeper penetration of heat.
Moxa is said to have originated from northern China at least 3,000 years ago, and burned on acupuncture points long before the advent of needles.
Today moxa is used to treat a wide range of issues, such as chronic digestive disturbance, menstrual problems, reproductive concerns, and advanced illnesses such as tuberculosis, Lyme disease, and cancer.
Is is very powerful for pain, joint pain, arthritis, diarrhea, kidney stones, menstrual cramps, infertility, sperm motility and more… Moxibustion also helps to increase blood circulation, improve energy, stimulate the digestive system and boost the immune system.