What is Moxibustion?

Moxa (mugwort) is an ancient herb that has been used in Chinese medicine treatments for thousands of years. Moxibustion is the process where mugwort leaves are gathered, dried and molded into varying shapes. These are then burned over specific points called acu-points on the body helping to strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of qi (energy) and maintain general health.

In Chinese medicine qi (energy) is the vital life force which flows through channels (meridians) on our body. The meridian channel system connects all aspects of the body into one network of energetic communication. Think of these energy channels as being like a river. If debris builds up in a river and the free flow of water is obstructed, it's life giving properties do not reach down stream. In a similar way, if the energy channels in your body are obstructed due to stress, injury, emotional upheaval etc, that life giving energy is denied access to vital systems in the b