Moxibustion (Moxa) on Back at Metro Acupuncture in Atlanta

Moxibustion in Georgia (Moxa)

Moxibustion is a traditional thermal therapy technique deeply rooted in the practices of East Asian medicine. This age-old method primarily uses Artemisia vulgaris, an herb better known as mugwort, to facilitate healing and comfort.

Moxibustion delivers targeted warmth to specific areas of the body that may be experiencing pain or discomfort. Beyond providing relief, moxibustion can be effectively integrated with acupuncture to amplify the therapeutic benefits of both treatments. The versatility of moxibustion allows it to be applied in various forms: it can be placed in a wooden box over the affected area, directly on acupuncture needles, or near the skin using a tool akin to a smudge stick. The most commonly used technique at our acupuncture clinic is the warming needle technique, where a tiny amount of mugwort is attached to an acupuncture needle’s handle to enhance the treatment’s overall efficacy.

Patients often describe the sensation of moxibustion as exceptionally comforting and relaxing. The gentle heat not only increases the therapeutic effect of the acupuncture treatment but also reduces pain and inflammation, leading to improved function and overall well-being.

Searching for ‘acupuncture and moxibustion near me?’

If you’re searching for a skilled practitioner for high-quality moxibustion treatments, don’t leave your search for the best acupuncture and moxa treatments to chance. Since 2001, Metro Acupuncture has been incorporating moxa into our acupuncture treatments for IVF support and pain management. To better understand this technique and the ultra-high grades of moxa we use at our clinic, we invite you to watch the short videos below. If you would like to schedule a moxibustion treatment at Metro Acupuncture, please do so here.

The image shows a relaxed woman receiving acupuncture and moxa treatment from Dr. Mark Lewinter