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Benefits of Moxibustion Therapy

Thursday, 1 November 2018

There are many types of alternative therapies that are supposedly beneficial to your skin and your health. The latest trend is moxibustion therapy, a form of heat therapy in which moxa (a dried and pulverised version of the plant mugwort), is burned on or very close to the surface of the skin. Moxibustion therapy can be practised at a clinic or at your home, and users have reported a sudden flooding of warmth that invigorates the skin and body.

Moxibustion Therapy
Moxibustion therapy has long been used in Chinese traditional medicine

Moxibustion therapy is often used to treat the pain associated with arthritis, digestive problems and problems against colds and the flu. Still not convinced? Well this short article explains the Benefits of Moxibustion Therapy, describing how and why it's becoming increasingly popular across the UK.

What is Moxibustion Therapy?

Moxibustion therapy is traditional Chinese medicine therapy that consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points of the body. While the therapy has historically been popular in Far Eastern countries such as China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam and Mongolia, in recent times it has become more popular in the West.

Using either a cigar-shaped stick (moxa stick) or acupuncture needles, the practitioner burns moxa on the skin. According to Chinese traditional medicine, this increases the flow of vital energy (qi or chi) through certain pathways in the body.

What are the Benefits of Moxibustion?

It may sound like pseudoscience, but scientists and health experts have been battling over the usefulness of moxibustion for a while. A 2009 study discovered that moxibustion reduced both the frequency and severity of hot flashes in postmenopausal women.

Furthermore, while not proven, moxibustion has been used by practitioners to treat and help a number of problems, including:

  • Arthritis pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Promotes circulation of blood
  • Stimulates acupuncture points

What Moxibustion Therapy Products Do we Recommend?

Moxibustion therapy has two different forms, either direct or indirect. Indirect is the more popular form of care as it hurts less and doesn't allow the burning moxa to touch the skin. The products we sell can be used for both forms, but most importantly can be used from the comfort of your own home.

Fukuju Pure Moxa

This 10 gram box of pure moxa is high quality, meaning it produces industry-standard moxibustion therapy. The Fukuju Pure Moxa can either be used directly on the skin with intense heat or indirectly, with cones, sticks and acupuncture needles.

Fukuju Pure Moxa
Fukuju Pure Moxa

DONGBANG Charcoal Moxa Cones

The DONGBANG Charcoal Moxa Cones are well suited to use at home, and provide a gentle and long lasting heat for high quality moxibustion treatment. The Charcoal Moxa Cones are oven baked, which means the smoke, tar and odour associated with moxa is eliminated. Lasting for around 25 minutes, these 50 cones provide excellent heat therapy.

DONGBANG Charcoal Moxa Cones
DONGBANG Charcoal Moxa Cones

Pure Moxa Rolls

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicinal therapy, and if you want authentic you should choose the Pure Moxa Rolls. Traditional in design, these pure moxa rolls feature pure moxa contents that are long and thick in shape. They are suitable for indirect moxa treatment, promising to provide excellent pain relief.

Pure Moxa Rolls
Pure Moxa Rolls

Relieves Pain, Stress and Discomfort

Moxibustion therapy has been used to relieve pain and discomfort in Chinese traditional medicine for years, and it has only recently begun to get big in the West. You don't have to miss out as we stock a wide range of Moxibustion and Moxa Therapy treatments here at Health and Care. 

Do you have any questions about these products? Let us know in the comments, or find us on Facebook and Twitter!

Tags: Acupuncture, Arthritis, Circulation Boosters, Health and Care Expert Series, Pain Management

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Fukuju Pure Moxa
  • 10 gram box;
  • Very high quality;
  • Pure moxa from Japan;
  • For direrct or semi-direct therapy.

DONGBANG Charcoal Moxa Cones
  • 55 piece box;
  • Gentle & long lasting heat;
  • Eliminates smoke, tar & odour;
  • Each cone lasts for 20 - 25 minutes.

Pure Moxa Rolls
  • Classical Chinese;
  • Pure moxa contents;
  • Long and thick in shape;
  • For indirect moxa treatment.