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Moxibustion is the burning of mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris, Ai ye), either close to the body or directly on the skin to achieve therapeutic effect.
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Moxibustion helps to warm meridians and expel cold so Qi and blood flow smoothly.

Some conditions moxibustion treats:

  • Diarrhea, abdominal pain
  • Painful joints
  • Impotence, premature ejaculation


What is Chinese moxibustion?2021-11-11T04:17:36+00:00

Chinese moxibustion involves burning an herb called Artemisia vulgaris (Ai Ye) to open up the meridians in the body and to increase yang energy.

What is moxibustion good for?2021-11-11T04:18:22+00:00

Moxibustion is good for diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and painful joints due to Yang deficiency.

What is the difference between moxibustion and acupuncture?2021-11-11T04:19:10+00:00

Moxibustion’s main functions are to warm meridians and expel cold, to induce the smooth flow of Qi and blood, and to strengthen Yang energy. Acupuncture, on the other hand, uses sterile needles to stimulate certain acupuncture points to bring the body back into balance.

How often can you do moxibustion?2021-11-11T04:21:29+00:00

It depends on the individual and condition. For some individuals, it can be helpful actually to do moxibustion every day.

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