moxibustionbook nowMoxa is a dried plant (Artimisia argyi) used to warm and stimulate acupuncture points, a process called moxibustion. This therapy has been in use for over 2000 years and is a commonly used adjunctive technique during acupuncture sessions.  It improves the circulation of qi and blood and conditions associated with “cold” or “yang deficiency” in Chinese medicine such as pain, fatigue, some types of infertility, and digestive disorders.  Moxibustion is also well known for its ability to stimulate a breech baby to turn in 69-85% of cases according to various studies.

Click here to watch a video about moxa at YinOva, where our team member Anne Brunn demonstrates how it’s done.