Included with your acupuncture treatment, time and condition permitting
Moxibustion is the burning of mugwort, otherwise known as moxa or mogusa, on the tips of acupuncture needles or near acupuncture points. It is used on people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The burning of moxa warms the meridians, which leads to smoother flow of blood and qi. It is especially beneficial for arthritic and gynecological conditions, and has a special use in helping to turn breech babies into a normal head-down position prior to childbirth.
Although moxibustion has been safely used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, it is not for everyone. It should not be used on anyone diagnosed with too much heat. Burning moxa also produces smoke and a pungent herbaceous odor, so if you are sensitive to such things, we recommend booking a private acupuncture appointment in order to minimize your exposure to any moxibustion going on in the community room.