A technique using various applications of heat by burning the herb Artemesia vulgaris to stimulate acupoints. Burning moxa gives off mild and constant heat which effectively penetrates the tissues. It has a pungent smell.
Is a traditional Chinese technique that consists of the burning of sticks or cones made from the herb moxa (Artemisia vulgaris, also known as mugwort) on or beside an acupuncture point. There are no glossary terms.
A common compliment to acupuncture treatment is moxibustion. Moxibustion manipulates the meridians of the body much as acupuncture does, seeking to affect and improve the flow of Qi in the body. Moxibustion, however, uses heat, rather than needles. A doctor places small balls of mugwort (a herb) either directly on the patient's meridian point, or on top of a small piece of ginger, garlic, or a pinch of salt, and ignites it. The heat from the burning herb penetrates the skin and stimulates the point, much as the needle does. Sometimes the doctor will use a bundle of mugwort, similar in shape and size to a cigar, to apply heat to particular points on the patient's body. See also: acupressure, acupuncture
An ancient Chinese method used to regulate Qi (chee) and blood flows. It involves "cupping" and the burning of moxi wool, the byproduct of a species of chrysanthemum. Often combined with acupuncture, moxibustion entails the use of bundles of dried mugwort in the form of a cone or stick. The bundles are burned, like incense, and placed at specific points on the body. Moxibustion has numerous functions, including warming the Qi of the body in order to increase its flow.
The use of dried herbs in acupuncture. The herbs are placed on top of acupuncture needles and burned. This method is believed to be more effective at treating some health condititions than using acupuncture needles alone.
Moxibustion is an oriental medicine therapy utilizing moxa, or mugwort herb. It plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, and Mongolia. Suppliers usually age the mugwort and grind it up to a fluff; practitioners burn the fluff or process it further into a stick that resembles a (non-smokable) cigar.