What is moxa

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy which consists of burning dried mugwort on particular points on the body. It plays an important role in the traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, and Mongolia.”

~ Wikipedia

Moxa  is an ancient form of heat therapy that originated in China, and it uses the leaves of the medicinal plant Mugwort. These are either rolled into sticks or made into tiny cones and burned on ointment or a ginger slice, or a moxa bowl.


Burning Moxa has a distinct smell, somewhat resembling sage.

Moxa has a stronger effect on biochemical changes in the body than acupuncture, it increases the production of white blood cells. The white blood cell count begins to increase immediately after direct Moxa treatment.

Moxa also increases the production of red blood cells and hemoglobin.

Moxa improves blood and lymph circulations and the capacity to produce antibodies, and the people usually feel warm, comfortable, relaxed and sleepy from the  treatment.


Moxa on acu point St-36  / Zu San Li, a point below the knee, increases endurance, digestion, and stimulates the immune system, and research now shows  that stimulating St-36 increases ‘Maximum Oxygen Uptake, which prevents and improves recovery time from diseases

Moxa can help treat the following:


Back pain

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease

Headaches / Migraines

Muscle stiffness

Menstrual cramps and pms

Digestive problems / Ulcers



….And moxa may help turn breech babies