What is Moxa?

a2Moxabustion, or “Moxa”, is the warming near acupuncture points of mugwort, a commonly used Chinese herb. It helps alleviate pain, improve immunity, decrease anxiety, and is very warming and nourishing for the body. It works in combination with acupuncture to assist the flow of qi, as well as the circulation of blood. In particular, Moxa can be used to warm and increase blood flow to the uterus, which can serve to help turn a breech fetus.