Moxa

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Moxa

What Is Moxa (or Moxibustion)?

The word “moxa” or “moxibustion” is a Japanese word meaning “burning herb”.

This modality uses a Chinese herb called mugwort. It is heated and used with Acupuncture needles to provide treatment.
Moxa sticks can be used on their own to stimulate an acupuncture point or can be used on a point where an acupuncture needle has been inserted. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi at the treatment points.

Mugwort has been used alongside acupuncture for over 3 thousand years. 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.