Moxibustion is the application of heat to acupuncture points on the body. Moxibustion warms and stimulates blood and qi circulation, removes obstruction of the channels and eliminates cold and damp in muscles and joints rendering it the treatment of choice for pain and stiffness, arthritis, frozen shoulder, and lower back pain. Other conditions that improve with heat including stomach pain, painful periods, cold hands and feet, lack of energy, winter coughs, colds, and runny nose respond extremely well to moxibustion.
Moxibustion therapy is an excellent substitute for those who are overly sensitive to needle stimulation, children and the frail.
Moxibustion is a therapy that treats and prevents diseases by means of moxa wool, the main material in the therapy in the forms of moxa cones or sticks. The combustion of the moxa wool permits the transmission of heat to points or certain locations of the human body. With the heat, the points and meridians would be stimulated so that the purpose of warning the meridians and collaterals, invigorating the flow of Qi and blood, strengthening the body resistance and eliminating pathogens from the body is achieved.