Wondering ‘What is Moxibustion’ and ‘How can Moxibustion benefit me?’
Moxibustion is a therapeutic method in Traditional Chinese Medicine which involves the burning of a herb known as Moxa. Moxa is known as Mugwort in English or Ai Ye in Chinese Herbal Medicine is a plant which grows all over the world. In China, it has been used as part of a therapeutic practice where the dried herb is burnt over the skin or on the end of an acupuncture needle. The heat serves to thermally stimulate both shallow and deep muscles, enhancing the effect of acupuncture treatment but also as a stand-alone therapy. One common use for moxibustion is turning a baby in breech presentation.