Moxibustion warms the meridians by applying burning mugwort leaf (Folium Artemisiae Argyi)  to specific acupuncture points. This may be done in several ways including burning  a cigar-shaped moxa wand above the points, placing moxa cones directly on the skin, by placing moxa cones onto the end of acupuncture needles or placing moxa indirectly on the skin on to a medium such as a slice of ginger. The moxa is applied for approximately 10-15 minutes. The warmth stimulates the circulation of Qi and Blood, and has a wide range of therapeutic effects.


Benefits of Moxibustion include:

  • Stimulating production of red and white blood cells
  • Improves circulation of blood and lymph
  • Regulates the nervous system
  • Improves the immune system 
  • Relieves pain
  • Induces a feeling of relaxation and wellbeing


What can Moxibustion be used to treat? 

Moxibustion is suitable for a great variety of conditions and is especially beneficial in the treatment of long-term, chronic illness and general debility.  For example:

  • Arthritic and Rheumatic conditions
  • Abnormal foetal position (especially helpful in turning breach babies)
  • Arthritic and Rheumatic conditions
  • Asthmatic and respiratory tract conditions
  • Bell’s Palsy, multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions
  • Common cold and cough
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Digestive disorders
  • Gynaecological Conditions
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Sports Injuries