How To Do Moxibustion?

How To Do Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that has been practiced for over thousands of years. It consists of burning dried mugwort on particular acupuncture points on the body. The purpose of moxibustion is to strengthen the blood flow, stimulate the flow of Qi, and maintain the health. As moxibustion becomes popular as an alternative therapy, many people are curious about how moxibustion is done.

How to do moxibustion?

Doing moxibustion relies heavily on the use of moxa rolls, which is also seen as the easiest way to conduct a moxa therapy. Moxa rolls are dried mugwort that are rolled into a cigar-shaped format. Moxibustion can be done in 2 ways:

  • Direct Moxibustion: The practitioner lights the moxa roll, rests it on your body treatment point, and lets it burn slowly until your skin begins to turn red. 
  • Indirect Moxibustion: The practitioner holds the moxa roll about an inch from your body, and removes it when your skin becomes red and warm. 

Before the beginning of a moxa session, please ensure that you are relax and the stick is applied to the correct area. The therapeutic effects initially will be temporary however after completing two or three treatments, once every day, you may see longer-lasting effects.

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    What can I use moxibustion for?

    You can use moxibustion for dealing with a range of health issues:

    • Gastrointestinal problems
    • Menstrual cramps
    • Have trouble staying warm and holding onto temperature
    • Hard to get and stay pregnant
    • Digestive issues
    • Kidney issues
    • Pain
    • Fatigue

    In conclusion, moxibustion is a safe and beneficial therapy. Moxibustion can be done directly and indirectly. Furthermore, it can help you relieve pain, fatigue, and many other health-related issues. 


    If you want to experience moxibustion, you can find a therapist like an acupuncturist near you. If you are a professional who is looking for moxa rolls and sticks, do not hesitate to visit! We offers a wide range of high-quality and professional moxa accessories in Canada for you. As Eastern medicine access continues to grow in Canada, we hope to see more physicians and patients open to the potential of treating ailments without pharmaceutical medications. Try some moxibustion today to see the results yourself.

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