What Is Japanese Moxibustion (Moxa Therapy)
Moxibustion (Moxa) is from the Mugwort plant, it’s used to treat a range symptoms, Moxa penetrates deep into muscles
How does Japanese Moxibustion work
Direct Moxa, small cones are placed on the skin and ignited using a incense stick and removed prior to scarring the skin, expels cold, Phlegm, stagnation and move the Ki and blood, also good for Chronic pain.
Indirect Moxa, there are several techniques and Moxa tools that can be used in this application, holding a hot Moxa stick above the skin and moving it closer to the treatment area, then moving away from the skin this is called sparrow pecking, other techniques are using a stainless steel Tiger or Elephant warmer on a piece of silk on the skin of a meridian and moved along the meridian to expel cold or stagnation and move the Ki and blood.
Rice grain Moxa, this technique uses Moxa gold a high grade of Moxa, Moxa is rolled into small rice grain size and placed on the skin of the point being treated and ignited with an incense stick the practitioner extinguishes it just before it reaches the skin.
Japanese Moxibustion Is Effective For
- Invasion of external cold in the body e.g. stiff neck due to cold weather.
- Acute or chronic pain.
- Shoulder, back and neck pain.
- Treating Ki and blood stagnation in the meridians.
- Treating Yin and Yang deficiency.
- Abdominal pain.
- Sciatica pain.
- Foot pain.
- Finger joint pain.
Garlic sliced thin and placed on the Umbilicus with a moxa cone placed on top for upset stomach.
Garlic, Ginger, Turmeric, Sea Salt and other herbs can be placed on the skin with moxa placed on top and burned down to the herb for a range of Ailments.