Erin Kumpf Acupuncture & Herbs

Moxibustion

The burning of an herb (traditionally Mugwort or Artemis Vulgaris) either directly or indirectly on the skin. Moxa is commonly used to help ‘dispel dampness’, or coagulation of pathological fluids, due to its inherent warming and vibrant nature. Damp conditions that benefit from moxa include digestive issues, respiratory issues and excess phlegm. It is said that in ancient times moxa was the first and primary form of treatment (even before the use of acupuncture needles) as it introduces no foreign objects into the body.