What is Moxibustion?

If you suffer from aches, pains, depression, or a wide range of other ailments and are looking for a natural alternative to painkillers and potentially dangerous medications, Chinese moxibustion could be the solution you need. Despite the long and unusual name, this treatment is actually quite simple. A type of traditional Chinese medicine, moxibustion involves burning herbs close to the skin. While traditionally performed by practitioners of Chinese medicine, thanks to products like EasyMoxi, it is now possible to enjoy the benefits of this amazing treatment from the comfort of your own home. What exactly is moxibustion, though? Keep reading to find out!

What Is Moxibustion?

Moxibustion is a type of heat therapy. It has been used in Moxibustion Chinese Therapy for thousands of years to treat aches, pains, and a wide range of ailments and diseases. During this type of therapy, dried herbs are known as “moxa” are burned close to the skin’s surface. Most often, the moxa is made of dried Chinese mugwort, a plant that has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.

According the ancient Chinese believes, the heat that is generated by burning moxa close to the skin increases the flow of vital energy, known as Qi, throughout the body via pathways called meridians. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioners believe that many mental and physical health problems are caused by blockages that prevent Qi from flowing freely through the body. Moxibustion clears those blockages and, in turn, heals a wide range of ailments.

Direct and Indirect Moxibustion

There are two distinct types of moxibustion: direct and indirect. In direct moxibustion, burning herbs are placed directly on the skin. While this method was once the method of choice in the East (and is sometimes still used there), it is not typically performed in the West. It often results in pain and scarring and is less safe than indirect moxibustion.

Indirect moxibustion involves burning moxa close to the skin but not directly on it. Chinese medicine practitioners often combine moxibustion with acupuncture and add burning moxa to the end of acupuncture needles.

This causes the needles to heat up. Moxa therapy is also commonly held directly above the skin until it turns red and feels warm to the touch.

Uses for Moxibustion

As previously stated, moxibustion can be used to treat a wide array of ailments and diseases. A few examples include:-



Breech birth

Back pain



Digestive problems


Muscle stiffness



Is Moxibustion Right for You?

Unlike most procedures and prescription medications, moxibustion does not come with a long list of potential side effects. It also does not interfere with other medications. As long as you are relatively healthy and your skin is in good condition, moxa treatment is likely appropriate for you.

With the EasyMoxi system, you can experience the benefits of moxibustion without seeking out a traditional Chinese medicine practitioner. The system was carefully designed with safety in mind and is the perfect means of bringing the power of this ancient treatment into your own home.

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