October 11, 2016

Moxibustion


Moxibustion in Atlanta at Metro Acupuncture

Moxibustion refers to the use of the herb Artemisia vulgaris, or mugwort, on certain areas of the body in order to bring warmth and healing to a painful area, to treat certain types of fatigue, or to potentiate the effect of acupuncture. It can be applied several ways, including adding some mugwort into a wooden box that is then placed over a painful area such as the back, or placed directly on an acupuncture needle as a warming needle. Using the warming needle technique, a small amount of mugwort is applied to the head of the acupuncture needle. With all moxibustion techniques, patients experience a pleasant warmth and soothing sensation.

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