Moxibustion is the name of a Chinese therapy that involves heat. It is a traditional practice from China and is now being practiced all over the world. Small cones of dried mugwort leaves are burnt on designated points directly on the body or very close to the body. Instead of cones, practitioners might use sticks too. These points or meridians are usually the same points where acupuncture is performed. It is named after the Artemisia moxa plant or wormwood plant. The belief behind Moxibustion is that heat therapy on certain points helps increase blood circulation and relieves pain better.
Ancient Chinese medicine advises using Moxibustion to stimulate Qi or energy that strengthens the circulatory system and the individual’s overall health. When Qi circulation increases in the human body, it is fortified to fight diseases like chronic pain and digestive issues.
Some of the risk factors associated with Moxibustion are:
Signs and Symptoms
Practitioners advise Moxibustion when a person is suffering from:
The therapist may go through your medical history and evaluate your symptoms. There is no other diagnosis required for this treatment.
Treatment Options at 7DMC
At the Department of Chinese Medicine at 7DMC, our board-certified acupuncturists are professionally trained and licensed in Moxibustion. The specialists use Moxibustion and acupuncture to treat diseases at our clinic, making each technique more effective.
At 7DMC, our expert practitioners use direct and indirect Moxibustion methods.
Our state-of-the-art clinic is well-equipped and licensed for these holistic alternate treatment methods with an impeccable track record. Every care is taken to ensure safe and effective treatment.
Studies show that Moxibustion has impressive benefits. A synopsis of these studies is:
Experts recommend using Moxibustion twice a day for seven days. The session can take anywhere between 10-20 minutes each time. Research claims that Moxibustion is most effective when the mother spends 10 minutes (twice a day) in the ‘knee-chest position.’
Moxibustion is used to treat symptoms of a wide range of medical conditions, such as arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, gynecological complaints, and stroke rehabilitation. Though its’ clinical effectiveness remains uncertain, many patients claim it to be highly effective.