The ancient healing technique of Moxibustion, believed by some medical historians to pre-date even acupuncture, is approximately 3,000-years-old.
It plays an important role in the Traditional medical systems of China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, and Mongolia.
Moxa is used for pain and deficient conditions, and has been clinically effective for treatment of common conditions such as acute and chronic pain (frozen shoulder, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, headaches, migraines), digestive upset (diarrhea, IBS), degenerative diseases, women’s disorders, and sexual dysfunction (impotence, decreased libido). Moxa is also known to relieve anxiety by creating a deep relaxation response.
Cornerstone Healing employs the Indirect method of Moxibustion which is more deeply rooted in the Chinese tradition. Indirect moxibustion includes the use of “moxa boxes”, ceramic temples that sit above specific areas of the body; “stick moxa”, a cigar-like stick of moxa burned directly above the skin over specific points; and “needle head moxa”, where small cylinders of moxa are placed on the ends of acupuncture needles so that the warmth penetrates deeply into the point without burning the skin.
We can all use a little deep warmth, relaxation and care. This ancient method delivers relief.