In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), moxibustion is especially effective in the treatment of Yang deficiency or cold-type conditions. The heat generated by the burning mugwort is believed to stimulate circulation, improve energy flow, and promote healing. Moxibustion is often used in combination with acupuncture to treat various conditions, including pain, digestive disorders, and gynecological issues. People who often have obstructed blood circulation often complaining cold hands and feet, menstrual cramps or other chronic pains, weak immunity, frequent urination, irregular ovulation/menstruation, endometriosis and blocked fallopian tubes situations benefit from this treatment.
The sensation experienced during moxibustion can vary from person to person. Some individuals may feel a mild warming sensation or a pleasant heat, while others may find it slightly uncomfortable or intense. The level of heat can be adjusted by the practitioner based on the patient's comfort level. It is important to communicate any discomfort during the treatment so that adjustments can be made. Overall, moxibustion is intended to be a therapeutic and relaxing experience.
Moxibustion can be used during pregnancy, but it is important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional, such as a licensed acupuncturist or a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine, who has experience working with pregnant individuals. They will be able to provide proper guidance and determine the appropriate application of moxibustion for pregnancy-related conditions.
Moxibustion is commonly used during pregnancy to help turn a breech baby, a position where the baby's buttocks or feet are positioned to come out first during birth around 34-36 weeks of pregnancy. The herbal essence of mugwort is absorbed into the points and transported via energy channels, triggering hormone changes which relax the muscles in the uterus and increasing the baby’s activity which encourages him to turn. Besides, moxibustion can help with common pregnancy-related complaints, such as nausea, edema, low energy, and difficulty sleeping. This technique, known as "moxibustion for breech presentation," involves applying heat to a specific acupuncture point on the foot.
However, it's crucial to ensure the moxibustion treatment is administered safely and under the guidance of a trained professional to avoid any potential risks or complications. Pregnant individuals should always inform their healthcare provider about any complementary therapies they are considering to ensure the utmost safety and efficacy.
During the moxibustion therapy, people will notice the unique mugwort smell which comes with a flooding of warmth that quickly radiates along a specific Meridian/channel. This indicates the arrival of the Qi and signals the flow of Qi and Blood has been unblocked. The process is relaxing and often patients doze off during the treatment.
Our Chinese medicine practitioners often perform moxibustion/moxa therapy for patients who come for fertility, pregnancy or menstrual irregularity issues. The results are remarkable and people also enjoy the process. If you have any questions about this Chinese medicine method, feel free to contact us and we will assist you.
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