Originally posted on January 15, 2009
MOXABUSTION, the age old practice of burning moxa on points to optimize the bodies functions. in this particular case we, the patient and myself, are building up the white blood cell count.
Moxabustion is an essential part of my practice. The burning moxa has extraordinary healing properties. Moxa is the plant mugwart. It is cleaned and used in a variety of patient conditions. Sometimes it is burned on top of a needle. Sometimes its burned directly on the skin. Sometimes it’s burned near a point, or used to warm an area of the body. The burning herm has a unique aroma, so please be careful not to wear clothing that retains the smoke, you will get second looks from many near to you!