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Moxibustion, or simply Moxa, is an ancient form of heat therapy, and a key element of Chinese Medicine. It uses a dried herb called Mugwort to warm acupuncture points on the skin.
Moxibustion strengthen and nourish the body in order to quicken its healing process. It warms the meridians and expels cold and dampness, effective at boosting immunity and fighting fatigue and digestive problems. In addition, Moxibustion provides warmth and relief to painful conditions, especially ones susceptible to exposure to cold and dampness. Moxa therapy is effective in preventing diseases and maintaining good health.
There are several different ways to apply Moxibustion (Moxa). It can be used as a stick resembling an oversized cigar, or directly applied to the skin or acupuncture needle.