Moxibustion Therapy is a technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine where the herb commonly known as mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is burnt in order to warm an acupuncture point. It is used to treat many conditions, but very often in menstrual irregularities. It promotes the flow of Qi while warming the area being treated.
There are different ways to apply Moxa. We can use loose Moxa, or a Moxa stick that is held close to the acupuncture point. The burning of Moxa generates a warming sensation during the treatment. Although there are different ways through which one can warm acupuncture points, Moxibustion offers precision that other methods lack.
In addition to Moxibustion Therapy, a wide range of other Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques are offered at the Center. Learn about our other treatments »
Oriental Medicine focuses on strengthening and activating the body’s mechanism for healing itself. By using acupuncture, herbal remedies, supplements, and other techniques, the body will be triggered into repairing damage and will heal itself, thus achieving a state of balance. We are always delighted when we see patients progress from a state of imbalance — experiencing physical or emotional pain — to a place where they feel much better after only a few acupuncture treatments!
As a Natural Healer, or Holistic Healer, I strive to view each and every patient through a comprehensive model of care that encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Any imbalance within these three areas will negatively affect our overall health.
Being a Holistic Healer is an intricate part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and provides me with a better understanding of our patients’ needs. This is key to developing an effective acupuncture treatment plan, as well as a strategy that may include self-care techniques for patients to perform at home between treatments and a regimen of carefully chosen herbal supplements. All of these things will allow for an overall sense of wellbeing, better outcomes, and improvements in patient conditions.