What is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion falls within the scope of acupuncture, but instead of using needles, the moxibustion treatment is carried out by the heat of igniting moxa. Chinese medicine believes, moxa leaves have the function of dredging and warming the meridians, stopping bleeding, dispersing cold and relieving pain. And moxa leaves are also proven to contain volatile oil, which has the effect of antipyretic, hemostatic, and analgesic. The moxa will be placed on certain acupuncture points and the medical substance will penetrate into the body through the heat.
Effectiveness of Moxibustion
Warming the meridians, dispersing cold, moving Qi and blood, enhancing blood circulation, promoting metabolism, and strengthening the immunity of the body.
Who should avoid Moxibustion?
- Do not wash your hands or bathe in cold water for half an hour after moxibustion.
- Do not drink cold water, patients shouldn’t be too hungry, too full, or drunk; moxibustion is prohibited for pregnant women; moxibustion is prohibited for inflamed parts of the body.