Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy used in East Asian Medicine.  The herb mugwort is burned on or near the skin to create a sensation of heat that can help reduce pain, promote healing, and nourish the body.  Most people love the way moxa feels, especially in the damp cold Pacific Northwest winters. 

Local Experts in Moxibustion

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Andrea Lane

Acupuncturist

Moxibustion is the practice of burning the herb mugwort on or near the body (without causing burns!). While that may sound odd, moxa is used to warm the body, invigorate blood circulation, and relieve muscle tension. I utilize moxa frequently for these reasons, and also to improve immune system function.

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Victoria Branson

Acupuncturist

I practice Japanese-style direct moxibustion as well as warming-needle technique.

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Janeice Gray

Acupuncturist

Moxa is a treatment modality that uses a special herb named Artemisia to warm over acupuncture points or needles. This treatment warms and stimulates blood and lymph circulation. Patients find this a very relaxing addition to treatment.

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Leela Longson

Acupuncturist

While at OCOM I learned direct and indirect moxibustion techniques. I incorporate moxa into nearly every treatment.

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Andrea Lett

Massage Therapist

During my graduate program in Chinese medicine I learned to use moxa for injury and illness related concerns. In my practice, I focus on both injury and stress related illness. Moxa is often a useful tool to help an individual heal.

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Sibyl Voelker

Acupuncturist

Moxibustion (or 'moxa') is one of my favorite techniques to incorporate into a treatment. Moxa is both warming and nourishing and patients often find it very relaxing.

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Patrick Garretson

Acupuncturist

Moxabustion is one of my most commonly applied techniques after needles. I work with a more sophisticated methods from the Japanese Meridian Therapy modality, using point-specific direct moxa that inserts heat directly into the channel like a needle.

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Colleen Gibson

Acupuncturist

Whether I use moxa to help encourage a baby to get curious and find a more optimal position in utero or I use it to help with sleep, digestive or soft tissue injuries, I hold moxa's abilities to heal and transform in high regard. I can also teach people to use this therapy at home.

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Kiné Fischler

Acupuncturist

Moxa is a warming technique that has many health benefits. Many Obstetricians refer patients to me for moxa treatments to flip a breech baby. I have also resolved digestive issues and ear infections in children with the warm, soothing moxa warmer. I incorporate moxa with many of my fertility patients and find moxa to be invaluable for post partum treatments to speed recovery or enrich milk supply.

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Allie Machen

Acupuncturist

Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy that helps to nourish the body and reduce pain. Moxa is also used to encourage breech babies to flip into the head down position at the end of pregnancy.

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Dixie Small

Acupuncturist

Moxibustion is a form of fire heat treatment that stimulates specific acupuncture points. The warming effect feels great and most love it. Mugwort is the herb that can be rolled in to small cones and placed on the body, or processed as solid dark cones or cylinders, similar to incense or charcoal, that is held off of the skin and moved to warm the points and channel.

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Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin

Acupuncturist

By warming specific areas on the body, this Chinese medicine technique is ideal to add to acupuncture to address menstrual cramps, chronic pain, neuropathic pain, and digestive disorders. In the cold, damp Northwest, patients often request this treatment.

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