Discover the benefits of Moxa therapy at Mind Body Med in Seattle, WA. Also called moxibustion, this is a type of heat therapy used in Tradition Chinese Medicine (TCM). The treatment is often used alongside acupuncture to enhance the benefits of both healing services.
- Similar Benefits Of Acupuncture But Without Needles
- Stimulates Blood Flow & The Nervous System
- Dispels Trapped Coldness From The Body
- Increased Overall Feeling Of Wellness
What Is Moxa Therapy?
Moxibustion practitioners use dried plants called “moxa,” usually comprised of Chinese mugwort, which is compressed into a stick or pole. The moxa is lit and allowed to smolder near the surface of the skin. The goal is to move Qi, or life-force, according to Chinese medicine and philosophy.
Stimulate Blood Flow & The Nervous System
The warmth from the burning incense towers works to draw heat into the muscles, capillaries, and blood vessels, stimulating blood flow and the nervous system. The smoldering herbs can help dispel coldness from the body, causing the body to relax and experience an overall feeling of wellness.
Combining Moxa With Acupuncture
Burning moxa is often held around acupuncture points to create a warming sensation that flows along a jing luo channel, or acupuncture meridians. This flooding of warmth indicates the Qi has been freed and is said to help drive away certain pathogenic influences.
An Alternative To Acupuncture
Although Moxibustion works well alongside acupuncture, it can be an excellent stand-alone treatment. The technique has many of the same benefits as acupuncture, but if you are someone who is needle shy, moxa therapy is an excellent alternative.
A Holistic Treatment For A Variety Of Ailments
Traditional Chinese medicine has been practiced for thousands of years. The basic concept is all diseases and ailments come from an imbalance of Qi. Treatments used in TCM such as acupuncture, massage, cupping, and moxibustion are said to increase the flow of Qi and help with a variety of conditions. Moxa therapy is especially helpful for disorders that respond well to heat.
In a randomized clinical study published in The Journal of the American Menopause Society, moxa therapy was shown to reduce the frequency and severity of menopausal hot flashes.
- Back Pain
- Muscle Stiffness
- Headaches & Migraines
- Digestive Issues
- Gynecological & Obstetrical Conditions
- Menopausal Hot Flashes
- Colds, Flu’s, & Other Viruses
Schedule Moxa Therapy In Seattle
If you are interested in trying out the wellness benefits of Moxibustion for yourself, contact MindBody Med in Seattle, WA, today for more information or to schedule your appointment.