Moxa in Phoenix

Moxa or moxibustion is a traditional Chinese technique of medicine which involves the burning of a herb known as Mugwort in order to promote healing. It has been used for thousands of years and the purpose of moxa is the stimulation of the flow of qi and blood and the maintenance of general health.

The Use of Moxa in Acupuncture

There are different ways of administering Moxa depending on your symptoms. Moxa sticks are the size of a cigar and one end of it is lit and held close to the treatment area for a few minutes. It can also be used with the acupuncture needle where its handle is wrapped in moxa before igniting it. Once the required heat has been generated, it is extinguished while the needles remain for the remaining treatment.

What does Moxa heal?

Moxa is used for warming the acupuncture points along the body’s meridians. This stimulates circulation leading to activation of smoother blood and qi flow. It also stimulates your internal systems and our expert acupuncturists use it to boost your immune function. Skin Care of Arizona helps you with these conditions using moxa:

  • Pain – moxa is used to deliver heat to the affected area, penetrating at a deeper level.
  • Respiratory problems – moxa is effective in clearing up the lungs and ridding you of the coughs. Not only in the winters, but it can also help you with seasonal allergies and as a preventative treatment.
  • Digestive issues – the heat from moxa stimulates your digestive system and it helps with digestive problems, constipation and in cases of IBS.
  • Menstrual cramps – if you suffer from irregular cycles and painful menstrual cramps, moxa is an effective therapy for relief.

If you are interested in learning more about what health and wellness treatments are available at Skin Care of Arizona, contact our office today to schedule a consultation!

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