Moxibustion is a form of Chinese medicine where the medical practitioner will use a moxa stick, which is a Chinese traditional herb that promotes blood flow and circulation.
The practitioner, Dr. Yang, will apply moxibustion by gently hovering over specific locations over the body. This will increase blood flow within the body and the patient will experience a warm sensation that will seep into the body.
Moxibustion is most commonly used to treat the common cold and flu, help regulate digestive flow, alleviate pains for chronic illnesses such as arthritis, and helps aid gynecological conditions for females.
This treatment is not harmful or painful for the patient.
Like many treatments, Dr. Yang will fully diagnose the patient in order to determine the best treatment option for the patient.
Mugwort is the herb commonly used for moxibustion and has been highly praised for its efficacy in treating many types of illnesses or physiological symptoms through a fully natural and holistic method.
Moxibustion does create an odor due to the heating of the herb, but it is in no way harmful to the patient and is properly ventilated.
On average, patients will receive around 3 to 5 sessions of moxibustion, but is determined after diagnosing the problem. For more information on acupuncture, check out our homepage.
Question 1: Does moxibustion hurt?
No, moxibustion does not hurt. Dr. Yang does indirect moxibustion which has a lower risk for pain.
Question 2: Is moxibustion safe?
Yes, it is safe and harmless when done properly. Dr. Yang ensures a harmless procedure through indirect moxibustion which doesn't require the moxa stick to touch the skin directly.
Question 3: What does moxibustion do?
It is typically used to encourage healthier blood flow and is administered with patients who may be experiencing the cold, flu, allergies, menstruation cramps, etc.