Silent Lotus Health
Eliz Erman-Britton Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dipl. Ac (NCCAOM), Licensed Acupuncturist
Moxibustion is a procedure that involves burning an herb called Aiye (mugwort) like incense over a specific region. Although the procedure can be smokey, the smoke is useless. The medicinal qualities of mugwort when burned come from the heat in the ember. This heat has a the ability to penetrate tissue much deeper than the heat from a hot shower or heating pad. The heat can pass through the skin, inside the muscle get to the bone and then penetrate inside the bone. As a result, this procedure can be very helpful for resolving old blood stuck from injuries, arthritis, chronic cold conditions, fatigue, and menstrual discomfort.