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Moxibustion Therapy Enhances Acupuncture

Edmonton Acupuncture and Moxibustion Therapy - Carla Patrick Holland Registered Acupuncturist And Herbal Therapist, St. Albert Alberta

Moxibustion is one of the main therapeutic modalities used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. The procedure involves the burning of the herb Artemesia vulgaris (also known as mugwort) over specific acupuncture points on the body.

moxa or mogwort
Artemesia vulgaris (mugwort) is burned over
specific acupuncture points

Artemesia(moxa) grows in the mountains in Northern China. The fresh leaves are picked in the spring and sun dried. The dried leaves are processed into various grades of moxa wool. Higher grades of moxa are further refined into a beautiful gold fluffy wool.

Moxa comes in a number of different forms and is used in different ways. It is a focused heat therapy which involves the burning of the mugwort over specific acupuncture points to positively stimulate the body in a variety of ways.

Mugwort burns evenly and its oils and aromas have a positive effect on the body. It emanates a deep, penetrating heat. The wavelength of the heat initiates a healing response in the body.

Moxibustion is used to reduce inflammation, stimulate the immune system and increase blood flow by being burned over specific acupuncture points.

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