What is moxibustion?

Mugwort is the herb used in the practice of moxibustion (the burning of moxa). Mugwort is renown as a pain relieving herb, and can be used for treating the liver, digestion issues, in parasite cures and to calm the nervous system. Mugwort has been used in the past and still today for spiritual protection and development.

In the practice of moxibustion, moxa sticks made up of Mugwort are used to heat and dispel cold, deficiency and stagnation in the body’s meridian channels and points, as well as to tonify Qi. Basically moxibustion is a form of heat therapy that has been practised for centuries in China and other parts of the world, and was often used instead of acupuncture.

Treatment usually takes between 10-20 minutes for a particular area or point, and is used in combination with other therapies such as cupping and Gua Sha. The moxa stick or cone is either placed directly on the skin or held above. Sticks can be bought already made or moxa punk can be purchased to make your own cones.

Posted by Jasmin on Jan 11, 2024

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