Moxibustion (Moxa)

Moxibustion Acupuncture Therapy is the therapeutic application of heat from shouldering the medicinal herb Artemisia Voulgaris to improve blood circulation and activate the immune function.

Supporting you through traditional medicine

Moxibustion (“Moxa”) is a treatment that when combined with traditional acupuncture can help improve blood circulation and activate the body’s immune function.

For “cold” and “deficiency” diseases Moxa is used to support the warming processes of the body and to strengthen energy. It is given in clinic as part of treatments and can be taken home for self-administered treatment.

Moxibustion is also used for orthopedic/musculoskeletal pain conditions find out more here.

If you’d like more information on how our moxibustion acupuncture services can support you, call us on 021 081 59228 or make a booking online.

What is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion (“Moxa”) is the therapeutic application of heat from shouldering the medicinal herb, Artemisia Voulgaris over the acupuncture points. Moxa is thought to benefit the body by emitting heat wavelengths to penetrate the cellular structure, improve blood circulation and activate immune function.

Moxa is used in Chinese Medicine conditions that are related to “cold” or “deficiency” syndromes. (Both “cold” and “deficiency” are Chinese medicine diagnostic terms).

What "cold" symptoms can Moxibustion help with?

  • Chronic or acute diarrhea and painful abdominal bloating
  • Feeling cold in hands and feet
  • Some causes of low back pain
  • Frequent and large amounts of urination
  • Chills and fever
  • Joint and body pain
  • Period Pain
  • Irregular periods and infertility in men and women

What "cold" conditions can Moxibustion help with?

Some symptoms from this overlap with bio-medical conditions such as:

  • Raynaud’s syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Some autoimmune conditions
  • Hypothyroid conditions
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Endometriosis and Myometriosis
  • Diabetes
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Herniated disk
  • Sciatica
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Jessica Darcy

What "deficiency" symptoms can Moxibustion help with?​

Sometimes “deficiency syndromes” have signs and symptoms like:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Easy bruising
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Heaviness in the body and limbs
  • Unclear thinking
  • Palpitations (feeling of an irregular heartbeat)
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Poor appetite
  • Bowel motions that are not well-formed
  • Pale complexion
  • Lack of interest and motivation in life.

What "deficiency" conditions can Moxibustion help with?

Moxa can be used in deficiency symptoms that correlate with bio-medical conditions like:

  • Anemia
  • Depression
  • Coeliac disease, IBS, or gut dysbiosis
  • Food intolerances
  • Adrenal fatigue and HPA dysregulation
  • Cardiac arrhythmias

Are your therapists qualified and experienced?

At The House Of Acupuncture, we endeavor to provide the highest quality acupuncture care for people engaged in their injury recovery. Our treatment is provided by our fully qualified and registered acupuncturist with ongoing training in musculoskeletal conditions, and over 9 years of experience treating pain and injury.

"11/10 would recommend. I went to see Elly for an issue with my knee and not only has she helped immensely with that but she has really helped me out in other aspects as well. You can really feel that she cares about her clients and the work she is doing which i believe makes such a difference in the treatment itself. I always leave feeling great and my knee has gotten so much better."
Lily Robin

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