"Moxa" is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant material, from the sage family, smolder near the proximity of the surface of the skin. Moxa invigorates the energetic pathways of the body. The term is derived from the Japanese herb “mogusa”, known as mugwort, and the Latin ” bustion” meaning burning.
Moxibustion warms and invigorates the flow of Qi in the body, dispels certain pathogenic factors & increases blood flow. It is very nourishing and can create a deep relaxation response. Moxibustion in conjunction with Acupuncture can be very effective for many diseases including back pain, sciatica, muscle stiffness, headaches, arthritis, tendinitis, circulation problems, female health problems as menstrual cramps, irregular periods and infertility. It can be very effective in the treatment of cold constitutional conditions.