Experience the Healing Benefits of Moxibustion Therapy

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Moxibustion is a form of therapy that entails the burning of mugwort leaves. This is a small, spongy herb that is believed to enhance healing with acupuncture. As such, the leaves are burnt
close to the skin's surface using a stick to apply heat.

Contact our team in Vienna, VA now to learn more about moxibustion therapy and its benefits.

Does moxibustion hurt?

It shouldn't! With indirect moxibustion, the moxa never touches your skin. And even with direct moxa, you should only feel heat and warmth, but not pain; your practitioner should remove the moxa before it burns or blisters.

What is moxibustion used for?

Moxibustion is usually good for cases where the disease
is brought on by cold pathogens or a certain qi/yang deficiency, This includes:

  • Joint pain
  • Indigestion
  • Organ prolapse
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Infertility
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Blood clots

It's also commonly used for breech pregnancy when a baby is positioned feet- or bottom-first in the uterus rather than head-first. Moxibustion has been shown to be an effective way to get a baby to turn around on its own, without medical intervention.

In this case, moxibustion should be done during the end of the second trimester or the beginning of the third trimester

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