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Moxibustion: A Traditional Therapy for Modern Times

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese therapy that involves burning a small, herb-filled cone near or on the skin. The heat from the burning moxa herb is thought to help stimulate circulation and promote healing. Moxibustion has been used for centuries to treat a variety of conditions, from pain and inflammation to digestive and respiratory issues.

So how does moxibustion work, and what are the benefits of this traditional therapy?

Moxibustion works by stimulating the body's natural healing processes. The heat from the burning moxa herb helps increase blood flow to the affected area, which can reduce inflammation and promote healing. Moxibustion can also help improve energy flow through the body's meridians, which can help balance the body's systems and promote overall health.

Here are some of the benefits of moxibustion:

  1. Pain Relief: Moxibustion can help relieve pain and inflammation in the body. It is often used to treat conditions like arthritis, back pain, and menstrual cramps.

  2. Improved Digestion: Moxibustion can help improve digestion and relieve digestive issues like bloating and constipation.

  3. Reduced Stress: Moxibustion can help promote relaxation and reduce stress. Many people find the treatment to be soothing and calming.

  4. Boosted Immune System: Moxibustion can help boost the immune system and improve overall health. It is often used as a preventative therapy to promote wellness and prevent illness.

At ACUMD, we offer moxibustion as part of our comprehensive acupuncture services. Our practitioners are experienced in this traditional therapy and can help develop a treatment plan that works for your individual needs.

To learn more about how moxibustion can benefit your health, or to schedule an appointment with one of our practitioners, contact ACUMD today. 305-204-9981

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