What is moxibustion?

Updated: Sep 7, 2019


Moxibustion is the use of a warm herb to warm a cold body.

Moxibustion is a treatment when mugwort, a Chinese herb, which is burnt close to (not touching) the skin directly above specific acupuncture points. This treatment is know to enhance the movement of circulation to alleviate pain.


Many symptoms can be alleviated with the use of moxibustion such as depression, prolapse of uterus, diarrhea, compromised immune system, fatigue, digestive issues and much more.

Moxa with ginger can treat a weak stomach leading to abdomen pain & diarrhea.

Moxa with garlic may help with  scrofula, tuberculosis, the early stage of skin ulcer with boils, poisonous insect bite and more. 

Moxa with salt in the belly button can alleviate abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea, pain around the umbilicus, pain caused by hernia and prolonged dysentery. Moxa with salt can also stop excessive sweating and cold limbs. 


Moxa should not be used if a person has a high fever. It should not be used on the abdominal region and lumbosacral region of the pregnant woman.

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