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What is Moxibustion? 

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Moxibustion has been used for healing purposes throughout Asia for thousands of years.


It is a Traditional Chinese Medicine technique that involves the burning of dried artemisia vulgaris (mugwort), a small, spongy herb, to facilitate healing and health. It can be used loose over protected skin, on top of the acupuncture needle or rolled into a cigar-like stick. Any way it’s used, it creates warmth and toxification to the body.


The purpose of moxibustion, as with most forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine is to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi (energy), relieve pain, and enhance your overall vitality and health. It has been shown in Chinese studies to increase digestive functions, increase platelets and white blood counts, when it’s burned over certain points.

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