Moxibustion, or Moxa for short, is an ancient form of heat therapy that originated in China. Moxa uses the ground up leaves of the medicinal plant mugwort. These are either rolled into sticks or made into tiny cones and burned on ointment or a ginger slice.
During Moxa treatment, the smoldering Moxa stick is held a few inches away from the skin, above the acupuncture point.
The practitioner will monitor the heat level and work with the client to provide a therapeutic level of heat while maintaining comfort and safety.
The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.
These bamboo Moxa boxes are ideal for easy and reliable moxibustion therapy
They are specifically designed for using moxa sticks that have a minimum diameter of 0.6'. You simply slide each stick into the top, metal-framed hole(s) where metal clamps hold it securely.
The top cover itself is held gently in place by several small magnets, and its entire underside has a thin metallic veneer to help radiate heat toward the bottom opening of the box.
Ventilation windows on opposite sides help ensure proper burning of the moxa, and a fine metal screen at the bottom ensures that no ash drops onto a patient’s skin.
There is even a small nylon cord that attaches to hooks on opposite sidesof the box, allowing you to easily and safely position the box over the areas requiring treatment
Pain due to injury, joint pain, or arthritis, especially in 'cold' patterns where the pain naturally feels better with the application of heat
Digestive problems and irregular elimination
Gynecological and obstetrical conditions, including painful menstruation