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Moxibustion (or Moxa)


Moxibustion involves burning cones or sticks made of moxa wool (fluffed mugwort leaves) on or near the skin at an acupuncture point. Moxibustion is used to warm regions and acupuncture points with the intention of stimulating circulation through the points and inducing a smoother flow of blood and Qi. Moxibustion is especially effective in the treatment of chronic problems, “deficient conditions” (weakness), and gerontology.

Moxibustion can be applied directly, by shaping small cones and burning them directly onto the skin on designated acupoints, or placing the cones on small circular shields on the skin; or indirectly using sticks.

 

The TDP far infrared heat lamp emits a special band of far infrared electromagnetic energy which penetrates deeper into the human body. The human body (cells) has a higher absorption efficiency for far infrared energy than near infrared, resulting in higher efficiency in relieving minor muscle strain spasm, increasing local blood circulation where applied, and relaxing muscle.

Moxa balm applied on acupuncture points and heated by TDP far infrared heat lamp can result a similar effect as moxibustion.

 

 


 

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