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What is moxibustion?

Moxibustion is the application of heat-therapy into a specific acupuncture point on the body.

Traditionally a herbs called ai ye was lit and placed about 1-2 cms above an acupuncture point to pour heat into it. However, the traditional herb ai ye generates a lot of smoke. Instead, I use a smokeless stick that does the same job, but is better for people's respiratory system and smoke alarms.

Because the moxa stick has to be held by a person, only one acupuncture point can be stimulated with heat at one time, unless you have an army of people all holding moxa stick. For this reason, I use infrared heat lamps instead to pour heat into a group of acupuncture points in one go.

Health Benefits

Today, moxibustion is commnoly used in the treatment of breech babies. Traditionally, it is used to treat cold as moxibustion is a form of heat therapy.

Side Effects

Moxibustion doesn't have any side effects, is not painful, just a little warm so is quite comfortable.