Moxibustion combines moxa and mugwort herbs with heat to warm regions of the body and acupuncture points. This combination of heat and herb stimulates blood and fluid circulation, promotes the flow of energy, maintains general health, and protects against unhealthy coldness and dampness within the body’s system.
How does Moxibustion work?
There are two types of Moxibustion techniques: Direct and Indirect. Dr. Robinson uses the Indirect method, which involves less risk of pain or burning. Indirect moxibustion involves the use of "moxa boxes," ceramic temples that sit above specific areas of the body; "stick moxa," a cigar-like stick of moxa burned directly above the skin over specific points; and "needle head moxa," where smallcylinders of moxa are placed on the ends of acupuncture needles so that the warmth penetrates deeply into the point without burning the skin.
What specific conditions are well-treated with Moxibustion?
Moxibustion is used for pain and deficient conditions, and has been clinically effective for the treatment of common conditions such as acute and chronic pain (frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, headaches, migraines), digestive upset, degenerative diseases, women's disorders, and sexual dysfunction. Moxa is also known to relieve anxiety by creating a deep relaxation response.