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Moxibustion is an alternative Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) therpay using moxa (Artemisia Vulgaris or the dried herb mugwort). The term “Moxibustion” is derived from “Mogusa”(Japanese meaning of mugwort, which has the same character “spelling” as Chinese writings) and the Latin “bustion” that means burning. The use of moxa for healing purposes was popular in Asia for many centuries. It has many healing properties and it is used to warm the body and expel cold, restore circulation, stop bleeding, warm the uterus and can be used to help turn breech babies. It helps to prevent diseases and maintain health as well as increase longevity.
There are two moxibustion types: direct and indirect. In the United States we do not use direct or “scarring” moxibustion ( which is moxa burning directly on the skin). Instead we use indirect moxibustion where the moxa does not have direct contact with the skin.Usually a practitioner lights one end of a moxa stick and holds it an inch or two away from the skin, close to the inserted needle to bring a warmth to the area without burning. We can use moxa in the form of sticks (shaped like a cigar), cones, liquids, sprays, creams and plasters.
This type of therapy is supplemental to acupuncture or can be used as a stand alone treatment. Moxibustion therapy must be done in a professional manner in order to bring the maximum benefit to the patient. Judita has been trained in this therapy and has used it many times in her patients that need this type of treatment.