It’s moxa time!

Here at Nudge Towers the season now demands moxibustion as standard for almost all patients. It is a lovely gentle modality that most acupuncturists use. Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences. Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris), but it can be made of other substances as well.