Ancient treatment method which accompany the acupuncture for thousands of years.
In Chinese say: 针灸-ZHEN-JIU, meaning: acupuncture and moxa, although most people mean acupuncture, this method doesn’t get much credit like acupuncture.
The moxa is actually a herb, called: Artemisia vulgaris or its English name: mugwort. The herb is being dried and afterwards can use in few ways: bulk, cigar.
The usage of the moxa is in 2 ways:
Internally– which strength the digestive system (in decoction) or in the other way and more familiar.
Externally– meaning after making the herb as cigar or bulk, use its heat on specific area or on wider area, like: lower back.
Function aspect or the use of it nowadays, its known that it has good affect on problems, like:
orthopedic problems, abdomen pain during menstruation, strength the immune system by raising the white blood cell count etc.
The Chinese usually during winter use the moxa everyday on one point on the leg to strength their immune system and by this way prevent catching cold.
The weak point in this method is the strong smell of the herb and that’s why for sensitive people or lung system patient, we use another kind of moxa which doesn’t do smoke.