Many people are surprised when they come to our clinic and find that traditional Chinese medicine is just one of many tools we are trained to employ alongside acupuncture. If these therapies are appropriate for your specific complaint, you will have the chance to talk with your practitioner and ask questions to help you decide if this is something you are comfortable with.
A good way to think of how they work is summed up perfectly by this quote:
Bu tong ze: tong; tong ze: bu tong
No free flow: pain; free flow: no pain
Moxa is the application on or near the skin of burning Mugwort in the form of a cigar, cones, loose herb, or liquid moxa. Moxabustion creates heat in a specific area to improve circulation, warm the muscle area, and trigger a healing response from your body. It is very soothing physically to injured areas, and calming emotionally.
Some of the symptoms your acupuncturist will use moxibustion for are:
Swelling and pain from an injury or surgery (near not on the area); cramping and digestive complaints; anxiety; acne on the back; and turning breech babies.
Contact us for more information on our traditional Chinese medicine treatments!