Moxibustion is a treatment technique derived from Traditional Eastern Medicine. One could say that this is a sister therapy for acupuncture. Like acupuncture, moxibustion is a treatment technique derived from Traditional Eastern Medicine. One could say that this is a sister therapy for acupuncture. Like acupuncture, moxibustion works based on a system of meridians and acupuncture points in the human body. It involves warming up and stimulating these points with a specially selected herb burning. The terms moxa or moxibustion derive from the Japanese words mogusa or mousa, which means "burning herb". This method for thousands of years helps prevent health loss and cure diseases by regulating the flow of energy and blood.
In the book Ling Shu from the Yellow Emperor's Medicine Canon (the oldest comprehensive Chinese medical treaty), we can read the sentence: where acupuncture does not work, the moxibustion will help. These therapies are wonderfully supportive and complementary. Moxa causes a double effect of strengthening and purifying in the body. It is most often used in syndromes of energy deficit and chilling, but there are also exceptions to this rule. According to the terminology of Chinese medicine moxa warms yang energy, nourishes and activates blood, tonifies energy and supports its flow in meridians, removes blockages, clears channels, relieves pain, reduces mucus stored in the body, eliminates blood stagnation, helps to get rid of cold, wind, moisture and poisons blocked in the body.
The burning moxa warms up to a very high temperature from about 548 to 890 ° C and emits visible light and infrared radiation. When it is brought closer to the body surface, heat is transmitted (due to energy transfer through the chaotic motion of particles and their collisions and as a result of thermal radiation). The temperature of skin and subcutaneous tissues, shallow and deep, rises. The blood vessels dilate, which helps circulation, improves the activity of cells and enzymes, the body cleans itself of impurities. Additionally, during the heating of the tissues, the effect of the medicinal pharmacological effect of the applied herbs is achieved.
Moxa therapy covers a very wide range of ailments. It is used to treat fatigue, insomnia, immunity, problems related to aging of the body and in such cases as muscle and joint pains, faulty posture, inflammation and degenerative changes of the spine and joints (hips, knees, arms), rheumatism, digestive problems and abdominal pain, diarrhea, menstrual disorders, painful menstruation, infertility, incontinence, asthma. In addition, moxa has a bactericidal effect.