When you come into our acupuncture clinic you might feel that particular smell of moxa, which we usually explain as a “Chinese cigarette” filled with a particular herb – dried mugwort. Moxa is an important element used in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used to stimulate particular points in the body, that promote circulation and induce a smoother flow of blood and energy.
Moxa is very effective on patients who are suffering from a cold or a stagnant condition (poor circulation). These days, with people developing conditions due to many deficiencies (e.g. fatigue, stress) moxa becomes a great tool to nourish our organs and regenerate our energy.
If you ever have opportunity to try, you will love it. Most of the time you will feel very relaxed, with warming sensation on your back, where most of the points related to our organ functions are located.