Monday, October 27, 2014

moxa moxie

My acupuncturist has introduced me to something I can do at home, to extend an acupuncture treatment — a moxa stick. It is used a bit like incense. Light the stick and hold it over a specific acupuncture point, to warm the area. Moxa sticks, used in moxibustion, are made from dried mugwort.


I have recently been burning it over a point on my lower leg, on acupuncture point Stomach 36, to help build immunity. The smoke is a bit of an intense smell, but I have come to really like it. Not so sure the kids and the cats agree on the aromatherapy aspects of moxa, however.


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