Nerang, Gold Coast
What is Moxibustion?
Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy that involves the burning of mugwort, a herb also known as moxa. The heat and smoke from moxa are used to stimulate acupuncture points or meridians in order to relieve pain and promote healing.
Moxibustion has been used for centuries in China and other parts of Asia, and is gaining popularity in Western countries such as Australia. On the Gold Coast, moxibustion is offered by many acupuncture and Chinese medicine practitioners as part of their treatments. If you are interested in trying moxibustion, be sure to consult with a qualified practitioner to ensure that it is suitable for your condition.
How does Moxibustion work?
Moxibustion works by stimulating the flow of qi (chi), or life energy, along the meridians in the body. According to Chinese medicine theory, when qi flow is blocked or insufficient, it can lead to pain and other health problems. By applying heat and moxa smoke to specific acupuncture points, moxibustion helps to unblock qi and restore balance within the body.
What are the benefits of Moxibustion?
Moxibustion has been used to treat a wide range of conditions, including arthritis, menstrual cramps, fatigue, digestive problems and allergies. It is also thought to be helpful in boosting the immune system, increasing circulation and promoting healing. Moxibustion is often used in combination with acupuncture, as the two therapies can complement each other and provide even more benefit.
If you are looking for a natural therapy to help with a health problem, moxibustion may be worth considering. Be sure to consult with a qualified practitioner to find out if moxibustion is right for you.
What To Expect At Your First Appointment
Your Nerang Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner will assess your condition and make a diagnosis based on TCM principles. This process involves understanding your medical history, family medical history, lifestyle, diet, medications and supplements as these give insight into overall health.
After examining your tongue and taking your pulses, your Nerang TCM practitioner will make a diagnosis and will determine the best approach to treatment, which can involve moxibustion, but that may also include other methods like acupuncture, shiatsu massage or cupping.