Moxibustion is a ‘warming’ technique using the herb Mugwort (Ai Ye) in Chinese Medicine. Mugwort has been used in many different cultures for its medicinal properties. Moxibustion helps to increase blood circulation, supply energy and stimulate digestive system function as well as boost the immune system.
By using Moxibustion to warm regions and meridian points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and Qi. It can treat conditions associated with the "cold" or "yang deficiencies" in Chinese Medicine. Moxibustion can against cold and dampness in the body.
Moxibustion especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems, like ‘deficient conditions’ (weakness) and gerontology.
Bian Que , one of the most famous semi-legendary doctors of Chinese antiquity and the first specialist in Moxibustion, discussed the benefits of Moxibustion over acupuncture in his classic work Bian Que Neijing. He asserted that moxibustion could add new energy to the body and could treat both excess and deficient conditions.
Moxibustion is very beneficial in treating arthritic conditions as well as joint pain when the pain is predominantly worse in cold or damp weather. Moxibustion is also used in woman’s health disorders such as infertility, ovarian cysts and menstrual cramps. It is also beneficial in improving poor sperm motility and impotence.