Moxibustion is a healing technique within the scope of acupuncturists and Asian bodyworkers that utilizes the herb, Artemesia mugort. Mugwort has many uses in Chinese Medicine and is thought to be an herb with a frequency very similar to the human body, therefore, it is thought to be very healing.
At Sage we commonly use mugwort in its charcoal form. We light a charcoal stick made of mugwort leaves close to the body to introduce invigorating and warming Qi into the body at strategic points. This technique moves and builds the body’s Blood and Qi, reduces pain, promotes the healing of deficiency- and cold-related disorders, and is often taught to our patients as a self and community care technique.