What is Moxa treatment?
Moxa Therapy is the use of the herb “Moxa”, also known as “Mogwort” or “Artmisia vulgaris”, to promote healing. The herb is burned on the surface of the skin, which is protected by a cream, often over acupuncture points. The warmth penetrates into the body to bring about self-healing. The herb dates back to the Romans and has been used as a antipyretic, worm expellant, diuretic, and hemostatic.This therapy increases white blood cell count which helps prevent illness. It also promotes alkalinity of the blood. Moxibustion has a thermal effect, much like an infrared beam. It acts as a histotoxin, rebalancing the calcium to magnesium ratio. This ratio becomes imbalanced in diseased areas.