Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called "moxa" are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
who should consider moxibustion?
Because fire (yang) is its central element, moxibustion is most often used to dispel cold stagnation (yin) and the conditions that arise as a result. Common problems from a Western medicine lens that may be loosely associated with cold stagnation include: Hypothyroidism, Low blood sugar, Sluggish digestion, Oversensitivity to cold, Fluid retention, Lowered immunity, Joint pain and arthritis and Depression and low mood.