Moxa Treatment or Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, which consists of burning dried mugwort herb (moxa) on particular points on the body. It is commonly used to enhance the effect of traditional acupuncture by warming and moving qi and increasing circulation.
It can be combined with traditional acupuncture to treat all kinds of conditions, such as nerve pain, tight muscles, fertility, or to break down scar tissue and adhesions from trauma or surgery.
It is well known as a treatment option to turn babies in breech presentation, with studies showing around a 70% success rate. It has also been used in conjunction with chemotherapy treatments to reduce side effects. Some studies have shown that it decreases inflammation, and increases the white cell count in the blood, thus increasing immunity.