Moxibustion or heat therapy is one of the cornerstones of Traditional Oriental Medicine. This therapy has been practiced over thousands of years, in fact, it had been practiced before acupuncture even existed.
Moxibustion is the application of heat to acupuncture points or sensitive locations on the body. Moxibustion warms and stimulates blood and qi circulation, removes obstruction of the channels and eliminates cold and damp in muscles and joints rendering it the treatment of choice for pain and stiffness, arthritis, frozen shoulder, and lower back pain. Other conditions that improve with heat including stomach pain, painful periods, cold hands and feet, lack of energy, winter coughs, colds, and runny nose respond extremely well to moxibustion.
Moxibustion therapy is an excellent substitute for those who are overly sensitive to needle stimulation, children and the frail.