Used throughout Asia for thousands of years, moxibustion is a TCM technique that involvees burning a spongy, small her called mugwort. The purpose of moxibustion, isto strengthen the blood, stimulate the flow of Qi, and maintain general health.

Using the mugwort herb, or moxa to the Chinese, is thought to center a perso and stimmulate blood flow. It is also used to treat the effects of aging and is believed t prolong life.

Eastern medical practitioners will use moxa in its heated form either directly on or around the skin, or on an acupuncture needle.

Function of moxibustion:

  • Warm meridians and expel cold
  • Increase the flow of Qi and blood
  • Ascend Yang Qi
  • Prevent illness and promote health

Tools needed: Moxa stick or cone, lighter, and a cup or jar to hold ash in.

How to perform: Light moxa stick and hold or circle about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch over the selected point for 2-5 minutes.


  • Arthrits and back pain: Moxa over LV3 and LI4, ashi point or paint area.
  • Diarrhea: Moxa ST25, ST36, CV12 or SP15
  • Abdominal cramping or dysmenorrheal women:Moxa CV4 SP6 or SP8
  • Malposition of infant in uterus: Moxa BL67
  • Poor circulation and hypothyroidism:Moxa ST36, K1, K3, or GV4
  • Low sex energy: Moxa GV4, ST36 or BL23, the back shu point for the kidney.
  • Shingles: Place moxa stick directly on shingle/This should only be done by a certified Eastern medical doctor/
  • Cold prevention, vitality, and great health: Moxa K1, ST 36, CV6, SP6