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Moxibustion in Acupuncture

Moxibustion in Acupuncture

Acupuncture and moxibustion are ancient Chinese techniques used to treat a variety of conditions. Acupuncture uses tiny needles to target specific points on the body. Moxibustion is when a substance is burned to create heat and trigger healing in specific areas of the body. MOXIBUSTION, also called mugwort or Artemisia, involves burning plant material to create heat and stimulate underlying nerves and organs. The herb mugwort, or Artemisia vulgaris, is a common ingredient in herbal tea blends that are often used for aches and pains as well as stress reduction. Moisture from the herb moistens the skin, which can help relieve pain and inflammation by increasing circulation in the area. In addition, mugwort’s cooling properties help soothe irritated nerves by reducing excess heat and muscle spasms caused by over-stressing muscles with overuse or repetitive movements. You can find mugwort leaves dried and powdered in most grocery stores where they are often used as an ingredient in Chinese medicine formulas as well as other herb blends.

How to Use Moisturizing Herb for Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Most acupuncturists will recommend drinking a tea made from mugwort before treatment. This herb is usually combined with other herbs to create a tea that is usually consumed for three days before treatment. The herb is often taken in capsules or other forms of infused tea. When using mugwort for acupuncture, herbalists usually recommend using brewing methods with one or two teaspoons of the herb in a pot of water that covers one cup. Herbalists often recommend using a mugwort tea blend for acupuncture because different herbs from the plant are known to stimulate different acupuncture points. Inside the Acupuncture Points for Moisturizing Herbs Basic acupuncture points are key points that are used to stimulate the body’s organs and trigger healing processes. Some internal organs and meridians run along the body that is connected to these points. Massaging and stimulating these points with herbs can help the body to heal itself and cleanse toxins that have accumulated in the tissues. The internal organs that are connected to these points are:

How to Find the Acupuncture Points for Moisturizing Herbs

For acupuncture, it’s important to find the acupuncture points that are linked to the healing properties of the herbs you are using. There are a few different ways to find acupuncture points. Find the acupuncture points on the body that correspond to your symptoms. Remember, acupuncture is based on the meridians and organs in the human body. If you want to use herbs for pain in your foot, which is linked to the foot meridian, you would look for the pain in the foot, not your head. Use acupuncture points found on the leaves of the herb to find the acupuncture points on the body. You can often find this information on the packaging of herbal tea. Use an online acupuncture point finder to find the acupuncture points for the herbs you are using. Some herbalists and acupuncturists also use online tools to find acupuncture points. A quick online search will help you to find the acupuncture points for the herbs you are using.

Moxibustion Technique

Herbalists typically use moxibustion to treat conditions such as pain, neck and backaches, and headaches. Before moxibustion, they will apply the herb to the skin and burn it, creating heat and stimulating the underlying nerves and organs. The herb herbs typically used in moxibustion are: You can find a variety of herbal moxa kits online. These kits typically come with a burner, herbs and instructions for use. When using herbal moxibustion, herbalists typically use the same herbs and methods used for acupuncture. However, they will usually burn the herb at different points on the body and in different blends with other herbs.


Using herbs is a great way to treat yourself naturally while also gaining important information about your body and its needs. Many herbs are known to have soothing, anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties that can help to reduce stress and relax the body. Herbalists commonly recommend using a blend of herbs for a certain condition. This blend is then placed on specific acupuncture points to treat the condition. Finding the best herbs and how to use them can help you to get off the pain medication and prevent serious illnesses.

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