Moxibustion is the art of heating Ai Ye (mugwort) over acupuncture points or areas of the body. Moxibustion acts like a warm laser penetrating heat deeply into the body, nourishing and stimulating the point or meridian. Using moxibustion has been shown to be beneficial in healing injuries, clearing illness and enhancing general health. Moxibustion has also been researched and known to turn breech babies between 34-37 weeks and it is one of my favorite things to do.
We use direct moxa, pole moxa and also needle moxibustion depending on the presentation. I use it often in my treatments, especially with orthopedic issues, autoimmune disease and chronic inflammation.