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Moxibustion

Heat That Heals

Moxa is the common name for Mugwort or the Artemisia plant. In Traditional Chinese Medicine it is burned therapeutically in several forms on areas or acupuncture points in order to stimulate a functional response in the body. It can be burned directly on the skin (direct moxa), made into a stick and held above the skin (indirect moxa), and even packed around the top of an acupuncture needle and lit in order to propagate heat down the needle (warm needle). Moxa is used in particular because the quality of heat generated by moxa if very penetrating, meaning that the heat and associated functions get into the selected points rather than simply warming the skin surface.  Moxibustion is excellent for treating a wide variety of issues, such as metabolic issues, immune system function, orthopedic and pain issues, and hormone function.

Chinese Mugwort

Artemesia Argyi

Mugwort is a common name for several species of aromatic plants in the genus Artemisia. In Europe, mugwort most often refers to the species Artemisia vulgaris, or common mugwort. While other species are sometimes referred to by more specific common names, they may be called simply "mugwort" in many contexts. For example, one species, Artemisia argyi, is often called "mugwort" in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine but may be also referred to by the more specific name "Chinese mugwort". Artemisia princeps is Korean mugwort (Korean name: ssuk, 쑥).[1] It is also found in Japan and Japanese mugwort is known as yomogi (ヨモギ).

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