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The power of Mugwort Fire

The Power of Mugwort Fire MOXIBUSTION Moxibustion, or Moxa for short, is an integral part of Acupuncture Clinical History. In Chinese Classics it is stated that to regulate the Energy mechanism we do need the heat and property of the Moxa (Mugwort, Artemisia Vulgaris) in order to balance dispersive tendencies of Acupuncture. There are many types of Moxibustion and we will describe here the ones we use in the office: Toonetskyu - Direct Moxibustion, Very thin bits of Moxa, refined Mona punk, looks like golden coloured cotton. It is a very specialized technique and requires great skill of the practitioner to be performed correctly. Sometimes the patient will feel a slight hot sensation on the Acupuncture point where the moxa is being applied, this sensation goes away quickly. There are no known side effects (other than a clumsy Acupuncturist causing a small local burn) of moxibustion and a lot of health benefits (reference links below). Chinetskyu Semi-Direct Moxibustion o