Moxibustion (moxa), Sunshine Coast Nambour
It’s what you can smell when you walk into the clinic. Moxibustion, or “moxa”, is a term that refers to the therapeutic technique of applying heat to either specific acupuncture points or broader areas of the body such as the sacrum (low back) or abdomen. A dried, spongy form of the mugwort plant is burned near the body to elicit a comforting, penetrating warmth to body tissues and in doing so, facilitating blood and energy flow resulting in a reduction in pain and inflammation in the body. While there are certain instances where moxibustion should not be applied, we feel that it is an essential and wonderful aspect of traditional East Asian medicine that constantly proves itself useful either by itself or, more commonly, in conjunction with acupuncture and massage.