Moxibustion is the burning of the herb, mugwort (Artemisia Vulgaris) for therapeutic purposes.

Moxibustion, or moxa for short, improves blood circulation and regulates the components of the blood.  Moxa also puts warming energy into the body to restore healthy function.  The herb itself was traditionally chosen for its healing properties and specific characteristics.


Affects Immune function by regulating white blood cells.
Positive effect on other blood components. 
Anti-biotic, anti-viral and anti-parasitic properties. 
Pleasant, relaxing and strong sage-like fragrance.

In the West, moxibustion is relatively unknown compared to acupuncture.  However, classically and clinically, the two are used together.  In fact, in the Chinese characters, acupuncture and moxibustion are written in tandem.


Classically, when herbs or acupuncture did not work, moxibustion was advised. 

We perform stick moxibustion, heat perception moxibustion, needle-head moxibustion, ginger moxibustion, salt moxibustion, loquat leaf moxibustion, and direct heat penetrating moxibustion.  We use moxibustion for fertility issues, gynaecological problems, injuries, pain, arthritis, digestive problems, and diabetes.  Ask us if moxibustion may be effective for you.