Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese heat therapy that involves the burning of special dried plant materials on or very near to the surface of the skin. The plant material is called “moxa” which is usually made from Chinese mugwort (Artemisia argyi).
According to TCM, vital energy (Qi) streams through channels in the human body. The burning of moxa on or close to the body’s acupuncture points is believed to expel cold and warm the channels while soothing the flow of Qi and blood.
It is not uncommon for patients receiving moxibustion to report a sudden flooding of warmth that quickly radiates along a specific pathway (usually corresponding with the meridian that is being treated) away from the site of application. This is a good result, as it indicates the arrival of the Qi and signals that the flow of Qi and blood has been freed in the channel.
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At TCM Shanghai, the patient goes through a TCM Health Screening and a doctor’s consultation prior to the treatment. Based on the findings, doctor then determines whether moxibustion is suitable for the patient and decide the areas of the body where to place the moxa and the duration of the therapy. The patient will be asked to lie down on his/her back, front or side depending on where the moxa will be used. The treatment will be for a period of 10 to 30 mins. The number of sessions required depends on the patient’s health condition.
Usually there is a small inconvenience associated with moxibustion, but in TCM Shanghai we use an equipment with true moxa which is smokeless.
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