Moxibustion Therapy NYC

Moxibustion Therapy in New York City

Moxibustion is a form of ancient Chinese medicine that uses heat emitted from a special herb, Artemisia Vulgaris, commonly known as mugwort, over specific acupuncture points to treat a myriad of conditions. Moxibustion therapy has two different forms of application when used in clinical settings: direct or indirect moxibustion.

Types of Moxibustion Therapy

Direct Moxibustion

In direct moxibustion, a dried prepared form of mugwort is applied directly onto the acupuncture site of the skin. The mugwort is then burned at a comfortable level of heating sensation before it is extinguished.

Indirect Moxibustion

In indirect moxibustion, the mugwort is rolled in a parchment where the end is lit and held over a precise acupuncture point. It is commonly used in pediatric or pregnant patients, where strong stimulations are typically avoided.

Health Benefits of Moxibustion Therapy

The heat emitted from the herb stimulates circulation through the area, smoothening the patient’s blood flow. Moxibustion has long been used to support the immune system as a preventative for cold and flu like symptoms. It can also to treat certain types of edema, and significantly reduce swelling.

Moxibustion Therapy for Pregnancy

Moxibustion has been found to be an effective way to help turn a breech baby into the proper position for giving birth. The burning herb is held over the primary acupuncture point for the uterus, and the warming effect which promotes movement, encourages the baby to be more active and lift itself up into the proper position. This is typically done in the weeks leading up to the birth, and is a safe way to reduce the need for a C-Section.

Conditions Treatable with Moxibustion Therapy

At Yejee Acupuncture and Wellnessour experienced team of moxibustion experts treat conditions such as:

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Common Cold and Respiratory Disorders

Hayfever and Seasonal Allergies

Pain due to Arthritis, Osteoporosis

Weight Loss & Weight Management

Tendonitis and Tendinitis

‘Cold Pattern’ Disorders

Lymphatic Impairment

Nerve Damage and Neuropathy

Immunodeficiency Disorders

Digestive and Gastrointestinal Disorders

IVF/IUI and Fertility Support

Benign Edema and Swelling

Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow

Circulatory Disorders

Pregnancy Support

Breech Baby